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Slow day in town

Yvette Best

Slow day in town

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It was not a Happy Independence for retailers and taxi drivers in The City yesterday.

Expecting big business from the five ships docked at the Bridgetown Port, some taxi drivers took up positions in Bridgetown from well before 6 a.m., but were left singing the blues in the evening, having done little or no work.

One of the early birds said he caught but one foreign worm in the just over eight hours he spent in Heroes Square.

Like all the other drivers who waited around hoping for a turn in fortunes, he complained that the tourists opted to walk to and from the ships.

“If you were here this morning and see the [Wickham/Lewis] Boardwalk, you would think it was the Nation Funwalk. Fifty thousand tourists in Barbados and we can’t get a job!” one driver exclaimed.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.