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Speightstown cruise pier plan

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Speightstown cruise pier plan

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Minister of Maritime Affairs Kirk Humphrey regards cruise facilities in Speightstown as part of “a solution” to Barbados’ tourism product.

He made the point during a town hall meeting at Alexandra School, St Peter, on Wednesday night, adding such a feature would bring a “new and exciting activity” to the north of the island.

Humphrey said they were working to rectify a situation where, in an audit report done by the International Maritime Organisation just after the current Government took office in 2018, Barbados was found wanting in 23 areas. That audit examined shipping arrangements and other maritime matters.

The minister said Cabinet had resolved to come up with a corrective plan of action, which included modifying the relevant legislation and reviewing how ships that sailed under the Barbados Flag were monitored. (GC)

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