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Show’s over for Plantation

Show’s over for Plantation

By Ricky Jordan | Thu, April 04, 2013 - 12:11 AM

Yet another of Barbados’ most popular entertainment venues is on the verge of closing.

The Plantation Restaurant and Garden Theatre, which has been in operation for three decades, has been put up for sale as a result of continuous losses, particularly in the last three years. It follows the closure of the Ship Inn, After Dark and a range of nightclub venues in the island’s tourism belt.

Owner and veteran businessman Tony Hoyos told the DAILY NATION yesterday: “We have put up the Plantation for sale and have given notice to all of our staff.”

He said that letters had been sent to 65 employees comprising full-time administrative staff, casual workers, dancers and technical crews.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 6 months ago
"Tony Hoyos told the DAILY NATION yesterday: 'We have put up the Plantation for sale and have given notice to all of our staff'."

I hope he also honored his statutory obligations and "given" the workers their severance payments...

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Posted by cheryl maynard 1 year, 6 months ago
So sorry to hear about this closing. A very nice place for a dinner and a show.

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 6 months ago
The fact that these profit making businesses are closing suggest that things brown. If this is the case, how can an administration try to convince us it is functioning efficiently by saying "government ain't sending home anybody" since the government runs on collected taxes et al? How long can we continue?. What is our Minister of Tourism doing to help the plight of our people and rebuild the economy.
Another one bites the dust! How sad. It is not enough to merely fool ourselves

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 6 months ago
how sad, i thought they were doing well!

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Posted by Orson Arthur 1 year, 6 months ago
That is bad news for Barbados. How sad it is to hear
all the places are closed.When you rob the tourist
and stick them up, this is what you get. Even barbadians don't want to come to Barbados.
I kow people that are going to BARBADOS next month and they are going to leave all they jewels
in the safety deposit box. When you have so meany people that don't want to work this is what happens.

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Posted by Chris Wright 1 year, 6 months ago
This is just another casualty of the tourist industry which has become part of the domino effect of the world economy. Recently I recollected the many changes entertainment went through from, The Pepperpot in Nelson St. to The Pepperpot in St. Lawrence to The Plantation, all of which I have attended shows. Sorry for the demise that came to these establishments, signs of the times.

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Posted by Jackie Steinbok 1 year, 6 months ago
Road work safety - it would be helpful if advance warning could be given to motorists especially on the 2-lane highway, when crews are working. A warning sign at least 50m would alert motorist to be cautious. Placing a sign directly in front of where the crew are working is dangerous

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