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Inniss: Barbadians Must Have Choices

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Inniss: Barbadians Must Have Choices

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BARBADIANS MUST BE allowed to have choices and Minister of Industry, International Business and Commerce Donville Inniss says legitimate entrepreneurs must not be frustrated in their efforts to provide those choices.
“I am not supporting any efforts on the part of any established operation in Barbados in seeking to block others from coming into our space to engage in legitimate enterprises, just as I would not expect my neighbours in the other islands to frustrate the efforts of any Barbadian enterprise from going into their jurisdiction to engage in legitimate business,” Inniss said earlier today at the opening of the second Burger King restaurant at Bridge Street in the City.
He said legitimate investors and entrepreneurs had the right to have their applications processed in a timely manner and pointed out government’s role was to provide the best possible environment for businesses to start and succeed.
Local investor in the restaurant operation and chairman of Williams Industries Ralph “Bizzy” Williams said 80 Barbadians had already found employment with the two restaurants which represent an investment of over four million dollars.
Another investor in the local operation, chairman of Restaurants Associates Ltd. Richard Lake, said a third restaurant should be opened in Trident House, Bridgetown by February.
Response to the first Burger King operation at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall is reported to be resounding. (GC)