THIS ISLAND’S All-IMPORTANT tourism industry will face problems similar to those affecting the sugar industry if too much pressure continues to be placed on it.
This warning came yesterday from chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, who wants the productive and service sectors to help each other, rather than end up in conflict.
“The same stage that sugar is in now, tourism will come to that stage too because we don’t seem to understand when we are putting too much on a sector to bear,” he said.
“The thing is, we have to ask ourselves: ‘How do we develop agriculture in general in such a way that it coexists with other sectors, with the other sectors playing a role’?”
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