Food chains ‘bring choice’
Minister of Industry, International Business and Commerce Donville Inniss says he will not support efforts by any established operation in Barbados to block other businesses from coming into the island to engage in legitimate enterprises.
Insisting that Barbadians must have choices, Inniss said he was against any “shady deals” to frustrate legitimate entrepreneurs from providing those choices.
His comments came as international fast food franchise Burger King opened its second outlet here and revealed that it had received the green light to open two more branches.
“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 to frustrate the efforts of any Barbadian enterprise from coming into their jurisdictions,” the minister said yesterday while delivering the feature address at the official opening of Barbados’ second Burger King restaurant. (GC)