From left, Ambassador Dwight Gardiner, Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Donna Cadogan, Jacqueline Blackett and International Maritime Organisation representative Carlos Salgado chatting at the workshop. (Picture by Nigel Browne)
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THE CONTRIBUTION of Barbados’ maritime industry cannot be overlooked.
This was the assessment of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Donna Cadogan, following a year that saw almost one million tonnes of domestic cargo pass through the Barbados Port.
Addressing participants at the opening of a regional workshop for senior maritime administrators, Cadogan said data showed that the maritime industry played a significant role in the economy.
“Although its contribution is sometimes overlooked, the maritime industry plays a pivotal role in the sustainability of the global economy by efficiently transporting the goods and products we require for dailyliving,” she said at the Hilton Barbados Resort yesterday. (AD)
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