THE IMPENDING closure of Almond Beach Village in just over three weeks’ time will amount to a greater economic loss for Barbados than just 500 jobs.
This warning from top industry stakeholders yesterday, including union boss Sir Roy Trotman, who said it would also cause severe social dislocation.
Sir Roy did not hide his disappointment over Tuesday’s announcement by the hotel’s major shareholders Neal & Massy of its April 30 closure.
Speaking at a news conference at Solidarity House, he said the position showed “a singular lack of corporate social responsibility by that international company” and he warned that “though a company can do what it likes with its wealth, we at the same time believe . . . that your responsibility as an establishment is to look after the well-being of the people who are helping you to create that profit”.
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