“BPSA ‘intact’”

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The reputation of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) remains intact, says Edward Clarke, the man who has taken over from embattled former chairman Charles Herbert.

Herbert resigned on August 3, a little over a week after being charged on July 27 with drug trafficking, importation and possession of 267 pounds of marijuana valued at $534 160, which cops seized after raiding the yacht Ecstasy, which is owned by Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL).

But Clarke is convinced the BPSA will withstand the hit to its reputation.

“The Barbados Private Sector Association is no one-man show,” he asserted to the Sunday Sun in his first interview since being appointed interim chairman.

“I don’t think our reputation has been damaged. There obviously are a few Barbadians who may think our reputation has been damaged. . . . I strongly believe that those in Barbados who understand what is going on in the private sector would understand that. We have the confidence to continue no matter what. We have to convince as many Barbadians as we can what we stand for.” (BA)

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