UDC welcomes public

entrepreneurs given opportunity to showcase products as part of the commission’s 15th anniversary celebrations

Today the Urban Development Commission threw open its doors on Bridge Street to the public as part of the continued celebration of its 15th anniversary.

Visitors were treated to free blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol checks by members of the Barbados Nurses Assoctiation.

Beauty conscious visitors were also treated to free manicure, facial and pedicure treatment by personnel of Semaj International School of Cosmetology and Trichology. Also offering free treatment to beauty conscious individuals was Shakita Payne of Make Up Doll Cosmetics. She pointed out that the products used in facial treatments were all made locally.

Staff member of the UDC, Fiona Sobers-Moseley who told a team from Barbados Today that she has a keen interest in gardening, displayed several plants. A team from Wibisco also had several of its products on display.

Small businesswoman, Gloria Ruck, showed off a wide variety of beverages which she made of local fruit. Ruck explained that wine can be made from any fruit grown in Barbados.

Director of the UDC, Derek Alleyne, said the week of activities was an annual event, but this year the Activities Committee made a special effort to mark the 15th anniversary of the agency.

Alleyne said the week, which runs from August 12 to August 17, gave entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their products. The director said the week also provided the public with a better appreciation of the work the agency did and some of its challenges. Alleyne said too it also assisted staff members in the development of their organisational skills.

Activities continue tomorrow with a brunch where all the cooking will be done by the male members of staff. He disclosed that he too would be displaying his culinary skills with his scrambled eggs with a “dash” of ginger, sweet peppers, onions and tomatoes. In the afternoon the men of the commission will participate in an assortment of games, and the week of activities will conclude with presentation of awards. (NC)

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