What's Trending:Tourism the key

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 31 October 2012

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The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados. Governor of the Central Bank Dr DeLisle Worrell in his economic review of this country during the first nine months of the year says the performance has been “stagnant”. The island’s growth, he said, is largely hinged on the coming winter tourist season. Our readers had this to say: Michael Lewis: “So the unemployment rate has doubled since the last election. Well I have to hold the party running the government responsible. If the rate was down they would have taken the credit. So "man up" and stop telling me about the last administration. "Ring de Bell Man!"” Sharon Woolley: “Tourism has dropped because the recession is worldwide and Barbados’ prices are sky high. For two weeks in Barbados you could have four weeks in Portugal or Spain, and still have plenty of sun.” Conchita Moseley: “People are taking advantage of cheaper holiday packages elsewhere, same sand, sea and sun, and lots more scenery and things to explore. Half the price, that way you can have two holidays abroad. Spain is hot, very hot, and just two hours away.”

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