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)
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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