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 …

Chef Serving Up Bajan Cuisine In US

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One of California’s celebrated chefs and one of Barbados’ own, Sarah Kirnon  has received an invitation from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, to be part of the Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival. Ms. Kirnon, who owns and runs Ms. Ollie’s, a restaurant located in the Bay Area, Oakland California, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, on the Minister at …

Minister Lauds Air Traffic Controllers

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Continue the good work! Those were the sentiments Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, shared recently with the Barbados Air Traffic Control Association (BATCA) at its 40th anniversary awards and dinner at the Hilton Barbados Resort. In saluting the work of the members of the association, Mr. Sealy stated that Barbados owed them “an incredible debt of gratitude” …

Accessible Tourism An Important Niche

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To remain competitive in the hotel industry, hoteliers must continue to reinvent themselves, as well as seek to invest in catering to disabled persons. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, offered this advice today as he addressed a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the hotel Infinity on the Beach in St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. Mr. Sealy …

Sealy: Nothing Wrong With Worthing Beach

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After a quick sea bath at Worthing Beach, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, removed the signs which declared the beach closed. (J.Weekes/BGIS) “There is nothing wrong with Worthing Beach.” These words of assurance came from Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, as he spoke to the media this morning after having a routine sea bath …

Barbados Hoping To Home Port Viking Star

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport is hoping that the Bridgetown Port will become the home port for the cruise ship Viking Star as early as next season, which begins in November. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, expressed this wish during a plaque exchange ceremony for the ship’s inaugural visit to Barbados on Sunday. While welcoming …

Look To The Sea For A Career

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Barbadians have been encouraged to consider a career in seamanship. The call was made recently by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, during his address at a graduation ceremony for participants of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic’s (SJPP) Basic Seamanship course, held at The Cliff Beach Club in St. James. Mr. Sealy told his audience that Barbados was …

New Mexican Envoy Meets Acting PM

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Tourism, trade and educational scholarships were the focus when newly-appointed Mexican Ambassador to Barbados, Jesus Alberto Lopez Gonzalez, met recently with the then Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy. Mr. Gonzalez, who was accompanied to Government Headquarters by Mexico’s Honorary Consul in Barbados, Sir Trevor Carmichael, is also accredited to Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, where he is based. Mr. Sealy …

Acting PM Urges: Follow Protocols

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Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy is urging business people to abide by the protocols which have been established to deal with the shutdown of Barbados during the hurricane season. Mr. Sealy made the comments today during a press briefing at the Department of Emergency Management’s (DEM) Warrens headquarters, to update the media following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. Those …