Beverly Royer Captures Dominica Youth Business Trust Award
The Dominica Youth Business Trust Business Plan Innovation award of EC$5,000 has gone to Beverly Royer of Bath Estate.
Royer received the award for her creation of ‘Grass Mats’ using verti-vert grass.
Five other promising entrepreneurs were awarded EC$1,000 dollars each.
They were Delia Pinard, Larry Bonny, Treville Washington, Kimran Jean Jacque and Kalista Sango.
Meantime, Minister for Youth Affairs, Justina Charles said the impact of the Dominica Youth Business Trust on Dominica is commendable.
The Minister made the remarks at the 10th graduation ceremony and awards of the DYBT on Wednesday.
“Many entrepreneurs have gone through the DYBT programme and have accessed financing for their businesses under this special facility. The DYBT loan portfolio stands in excess of one million dollars and I have been advised that through the intervention of the DYBT there has been increased economic activity among young entrepreneurs. The Government of Dominica has invested EC$1.1 mil into the programme and will continue to provide the support as far as it is possible for the further development of this important and significant initiative.”
The Awards ceremony coincided with Global entrepreneurship week.