PM: Private sector committed to country
PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has given the private sector a vote of confidence for its support and commitment to the country in difficult economic times.
A cross-section of the island’s business sector heard the Prime Minister place businesses and the trade unions at the top of the list of “a collection of reliable partners” who had contributed to the island’s development over the last 50 years.
He was addressing the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry at their first meeting for the year at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre today.
The Prime Minister said the business sector had proven its resilience through successive world recessions and economic crises and continued to show commitment despite the many “titanic events” across the world that had impacted on Barbados over the last 50 years.
Stuart told the packed auditorium that despite accusations to the contrary, he was satisfied “we have a private sector that is interested in the development of Barbados.” (GC)