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COOP Tuesday - April 5th, 2022, 6:00pm

"A discussion session aimed at creating an agenda for the future".


This week's theme: 

Co-operatives Going Cashless

Featured Speaker:

  • Keith Downer - Co-Founder, MyReadyCash


Hosted by:

  • Oriel Doyle - President of the Co-operative Investment Fund Ltd.



Online Class

Cooperative Training Series I

A series of training initiatives will be launched in September 2021 via ZOOM to acquaint elected officers of our cooperatives with their roles and responsibilities in ensuring that their cooperative is run as efficiently as possible.


All elected officials are expected to attend these training sessions. Each cooperative is expected to pay a contribution to this exercise in the amount of $500.00. However, members of the Barbados Cooperative Business Association will only be required to pay $200.00.


September 9, 2021

via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

The Board of Directors.

Topics include:

Cooperative principles

Cooperative legislation

The role of the Registrar of Cooperatives

The role of the Board of Directors

  • The President
  • The Vice-president

  • The Secretary 

  • The Treasurer

  • The Assistant Secretary

September 16, 2021
via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Loans Committee

Topics Include:

  • The legislative provisions

  • Forms and documents

  • The Extra-ordinary Committee

  • Loans Committee reports

September 23, 2021

via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 

The Supervisory Committee

Topics Include:

  • The Legislative Provisions

  • Forms and documents

  • The powers of the Supervisory Committee

  • Supervisory Committee reports

September 30, 2021
via ZOOM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Strategies to create a high-performance cooperative.


International Day of Cooperatives 2021

This July 3rd, the International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) will be celebrated as “Rebuild better together”. Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communities a people-centered and environmentally just recovery.

The Barbados Cooperatives Development Planning Committee will celebrate International Day of Cooperatives 2021 with two events. The first event will be a virtual celebration on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 commencing at 6 p.m and the second one will be a Cooperative Fair on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at the Central Bank Church Village Green, Bridgetown, St. Michael from 9 am to 4 pm.

We extend a hearty invitation to all of you to come out to both events and support your Cooperative Movement as we start to Rebuild better together!

Virtual Celebration

June 30, 2021, 6:00 PM Online

This exciting virtual event will feature a special address by the Honourable Kerrie Symmonds - Minister of Energy, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, guest speaker Lt. Col. Trevor Browne - President of the Barbados Sustainable Energy Cooperative Society Limited, and presentations from a number of cooperatives on their current activities and plans for the future.

President of the Barbados Cooperative Association (BCBA) - Mr. Algernon Johnson, will give remarks on
the work and benefits of the BCBA and a special project will be launched at the event.

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Cooperative Fair

August 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Central Bank Church Village Green, Bridgetown, St. Michael

On display will be products and services from a number of cooperatives including: some in the agricultural sector such as the Ujamaa and Addis Alem Cooperatives;  multipurpose cooperatives such as the Emerging Brands Barbados and the Women Entrepreneurial Cooperatives - both comprising small businesses with different skill sets; the Barbados Contractors and  Artisans Cooperative – the sole construction cooperative registered to date in Barbados.