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‘Crime situation could derail programme’


Gercine Carter

‘Crime situation could derail programme’
Opposition Senator Caswell Franklin (FILE)

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Government is being urged to do more to address the crime situation in Barbados.

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn said yesterday something needed to be done, as he warned that “visitors can be very fickle especially when it comes to crime”. He suggested tourism initiatives such as the Barbados Welcome Stamp programme could be derailed as a result.

In his contribution to debate on the Remote Employment (Amendment) Bill  2021, Franklyn commended Government for the success of  the novel programme which attracted long-stay visitors to Barbados at a time when the coronavirus pandemic virtually brought Barbados’ short-stay tourism to a standstill.

“This is one intiative that is worthwhile; I am happy for the contribution that it is making… I am happy that it worked out,” Franklyn said after hearing Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins’ report on the programme. (GC)

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