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Govt ‘paying’ for building economy on tourism

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Govt ‘paying’ for building economy on tourism

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The People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) doesn’t see Government’s stimulus plan bringing Barbados out of the COVID-19 crisis.

The party’s lead spokesman on tourism and the economy, Scott Weatherhead, said Government was now paying for putting all its eggs in the tourism basket, which he said has now dropped and broken.

Speaking during a Zoom press conference on Friday, he said long ago Government should have diversified the economy instead of depending on tourism and international business sectors.

He highlighted the country’s blacklisting by the European Union and the decimation of tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (BA)

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