What’s Trending:Eyes on cruise shops in Port
Thu, October 11, 2012 - 11:28 AM
The Nation's Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What's Trending today in Barbados.
Readers are today questioning Opposition Senator Santia Bradshaw’s comment about the economic and tangible benefits of the Cruise Ships (Opening of Facilities) Bill to this country but some readers.
They believe the bill, which in the end received the nod in Senate yesterday, was a good idea, as it allows cruise ships to allow their shops and casinos to remain opened while in the Bridgetown Port.
Peter Boos: “The proposed change in the law makes good sense. What is the possible harm of having the ships stay longer in our port? Don't oppose good ideas. Support them, no matter who has them.”
Chris Hassell: “The reality is Senator, the cruise ships are in the business of making money for themselves and not for the people of Barbados. … For the most part, we are all pushing the same basic cruise ship product. There are many ports of call in the Caribbean now that can cater to these large ships. It’s just a matter of them changing itineraries. If there is even a slight chance of benefit to us as a nation, then we should seek to explore it. Opposition for Opposition sake is not leadership.”
Henderson Yarde: “Senator Bradshaw is only objecting now. Until the shoe is worn on the other foot by those who now oppose in order to win an election, then we will hear a different tune.”
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