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PomMarine struggling to keep up with demand

Natanga Smith

PomMarine struggling to keep up with demand

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THERE IS no room in the inn, literally.

The Barbados Community College’s Hospitality Institute at Hotel PomMarine is facing a growing influx each year of applicants to its culinary, tourism and hospitality full-time programmes and there is only space to accommodate a fraction of them.

According to director of the college, Bernice Crichlow-Earle, year after year the school has grappled with the difficult task of selecting students from among hundreds applying for courses.

“This year we had 525 applicants for the culinary programme. We can only take 80. In the tourism area 212 applied but only space for 40 is available. Hospitality [studies] was in the range of 380 and we take 40 to 50.”

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