Refurbished Lighthouse A Tourism Plus

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Pictured here at the official plaque unveiling are: (l-r) Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie; CEO at the BTPA Dr. Kerry Hall; Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy; and Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc. Captain George Fergusson. (Photo Credit: PRMR Inc.) The recent refurbishment of the South Point Lighthouse has provided yet another …

Red Caps Encouraged To Take Pride In Their Jobs

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Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, has called on Red Caps at the Grantley Adams International Airport to see themselves as more than transporters of luggage. In fact, Mr. Sealy made a special appeal to the younger porters to “continue the fine tradition”, as he addressed the opening of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority’s (BTPA) Barbados Together training workshop, held recently …

Red Caps Receive Training From BTPA

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First impressions count, especially in the tourism sector, and it is with this in mind that the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) is training porters at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), traditionally known as Red Caps, as they are among the first personnel to come into contact with visitors to the island. The training is being provided under the …

Tourism Minister Lauds Caribbean Aircraft Handling

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The management and staff of Caribbean Aircraft Handling (CAH) are being reminded that their organisation is important to maintaining and developing Barbados’ tourism product. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, gave this reminder recently when he delivered the feature remarks at the Caribbean Aircraft Handling’s 25th anniversary Awards Ceremony, held on the Defence Force Grounds, St. Ann’s Fort, The Garrison. An …

Record Number Of Cruise Arrivals For 2017

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Friday, December 29, 2017, will go down as a significant day in the history of Barbados’ cruise sector, as it saw the island welcoming its record 812,864th   cruise passenger. Tom and Laura Thieman from Dayton, Ohio, United States of America, arrived at the Bridgetown Port this morning, aboard the Windstar. The couple was welcomed by Tourism Minister Richard Sealy and …

Minister Optimistic Sewage Issues Will Be Resolved

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Tourism Minister Richard Sealy is optimistic that the sewage problems affecting the south coast will be rectified. Investigations conducted by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and consultants from Trinidad and Tobago have shown that a breach in the south coast sewage network is responsible for overflows, which impacted businesses and residents in the area. Speaking to the media at the …

Sealy: Cultural Strategy In The Works

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A new strategy aimed at further building out the cultural industries is in the making. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, made this disclosure as he addressed the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court, last Friday. Mr. Sealy explained that the document was created by the Barbados Social Partners, and …

16 Years Of HIV & AIDS Public Education

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport is determined to promote public education on HIV and AIDS in the tourism industry through its HIV/AIDS awareness programme. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, disclosed this last Friday, during opening remarks at a drama presentation and cocktail reception hosted by his Ministry, in observance of World AIDS Day. Stating that his Ministry had …

Sealy: BTPA Doing A Good Job

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The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) has come in for high praise from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy. While addressing the launch of the 2nd edition of the Sugar and Rum Season held at the Portvale Sugar Factory, Mr. Sealy lauded the members of BTPA’s team for their hard work and dedication to developing Barbados’ tourism product. “It is a fact, …

PM Stuart To Visit Jamaica & Canada

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today, Friday, September 22, to participate in events in Canada and Jamaica. Mr. Stuart will attend and speak at several functions, including the 10th Annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner; and the Ottawa Welcomes the World event, where he will meet with members of the diaspora during a walkthrough. He will also visit the …