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Sales ‘lost in translation’


Sales ‘lost in translation’

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THE WINTER TOURIST SEASON began with the arrival of an estimated 8 000 cruise ship passengers yesterday, but a number of street vendors and shop owners were left in deep disappointment.

During the Barbados Uh Come From marketplace hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) along Trevor’s Way and Pelican Village in The City, 50 local companies and vendors were allowed to set up tents to promote their goods to tourists as they exited the Bridgetown Port. However, many complained that their sales were lost in translation.

“They speaking French,” lamented an employee Earth Mother Botanicals Ltd., as she explained that a greater deal of patience had to be exercised while promoting items from the herbal product line.

A similar cry came from other vendors, such as craftsman Rashad “Rychous” Stoute who suggested that the event should have been held today, when more English-speaking visitors would have presumably arrived.

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