Calypso and cricket are providing a stimulus for the economy.
The increased spend is coming with the closing days of Crop Over and the Barbados leg of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League cricket competition.
From all-inclusive private fetes and National Cultural Foundation-sponsored events to the entertaining T20 cricket matches, the public response has been consistently overwhelming, according to officials.
Thousands of patrons have been digging into their pockets to support the variety of events costing as little as $20 to more than $250.
“This is good for our economy,” Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley told the WEEKEND?NATION. (ES)