Our Purpose

Encouraging  and Promoting Manufacturing in the Bahamas! We invite you to join us.



About Us

The Bahamas Light Industries development Council (BLIDC) is an organization that was formed by and for Bahamian Manufacturers and Producers.  Our primary objectives are to promote and expand, and to preserve and protect light industries operating in the Bahamas.  We work to provide policy direction for the Light Industries to the government

The BLIDC was formed and began meeting on an ad-hoc basis from 1978, and formally since 1980 when officers and councilors were elected.  The BLIDC was formally registered in 2013.

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Jonathan Cartwright

Jonathan Cartwright is the President of Cartwright’s Bedding Co. Ltd.  He studied at King’s College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
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Roman Knowles

Roman Knowles is the Sales Manager at Blanco Chemicals Limited. Before joining Blanco Chemicals Roman was employed in the Private Banking sector from 2006 to 2017.
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Karla Wells-Lisgaris
Vice President

Karla Wells-Lisgaris is a Brand Manager at Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bah) Ltd., the authorized Coca-Cola Bottler and distributor for The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands
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R. Perry Pinder

R. Perry Pinder is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA) and is a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).
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Kimani Smith

Kimani is the General Manager/Sales Manager at Purity Bakery Limited. Before joining Purity Bakery Kimani was employed with BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED as the Marketing and Sales Manager
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- Board Members -

Board Members of the Bahamas Light Industries Development Council

Aaron Brice Jr.
Christian Knowles
Darren Ginns