Call to speed up business
Lengthy delays?in?approving applications from international investors could be driving them away from?Barbados.
As a result, the international business community and at least one Government official have called on the departments responsible for approving the operations to do so with some urgency.
The plea came during the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) International Business Week 2011 discussion at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination on Wednesday.
The theme was Can Barbados Grow and Prosper Without International Business?
Addressing the packed room, Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite, who answered “no” to the question, said while the sector was one of the main contributors to the economy, in order for it to go forward there was a need to “change the way we do business in this country” and move quickly to make full use of marketing opportunities.
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