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SOCIAL SCENE: Business breakfast meet

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 18 June 2018

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President of the Economic Society of Barbados, Shane Lowe (second right), engaging chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert (left), CEO of Rubis Eastern Caribbean SRL, Mauricio Nicholls (second left), and Rubis Eastern Caribbean SRL’s financial controller Alain Busigny (right). (Picture by Gercine Carter.)

The mood was upbeat with smiles all around after the business sector concluded its annual post-Budget breakfast meeting at Hilton Barbados, on Tuesday.

The assembly of businessmen and women is traditionally a very serious forum as the budgetary proposals are dissected and concerns from all sectors aired.

The exercise was basically the same this time around, the difference being the lighter atmosphere pervading the room, with groups huddled at the end to express their thoughts on what panellists in the on-stage discussion on the Budget had acknowledged as a tough medicine for Barbados’ life-threatening economic problems.

However, buoyed by the prospects the first phase of the Budget offered for recovery, the mood was more light-hearted after the session ended. (GC)

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