Ports to remain under govt control
GOVERNMENT SENATORS HAVE made it clear that neither the Barbados Port Inc. nor Grantley Adams International Airport will be privatised.
Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, and Senator Reggie Hunte both spoke on the issue during yesterday’s sitting of the Upper House.
Two Independent senators, Sir Trevor Carmichael and John Watson, also supported the ports of entry remaining under state control.
“There will be no privatisation of the Barbados Port Inc.,” Sandiford-Garner said. She added that the matter had never been discussed by the ruling Democratic Labour Party.
“I assure Barbadians there are no plans to privatise either the sea or air ports,” she reiterated. (ES)
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