Sam Lord’s Castle: Into The Future

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Pictured above is an artist’s rendering of the external aerial view of Sam Lords Castle Resort. (GP) With visions of the future, Barbados is on the cusp of a groundbreaking development – a resort that offers the highest level of environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable operations. In the winter of 2019, Sam Lord’s Castle – A Wyndham Grand …

Prime Minister: Safety Is Important To Barbados

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Government is continuing its efforts to make sure Barbados is safe, comfortable and congenial. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last evening, as he hosted the first of four monthly Repeat Visitors’ Reception for 2018 at Ilaro Court. Mr. Stuart told his appreciative audience: “In ensuring that we create the kind of environment which induces you to continue …

Closer Links Between Agriculture & Tourism

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Agricultural and tourism officials anticipate a strengthening of the relationship between the two sectors, with the establishment of Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC) Pack House and electronic initiatives. The facility, located at BADMC’s Fairy Valley, Christ Church headquarters, was designed to ensure locally grown fruits and vegetables are of high quality.  It also allows for direct interaction between …

Tourism Security Workshop Under Way

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Stakeholders in the local tourism industry are being given the opportunity to enhance their skills and organisational procedures as it relates to tourism security through a week-long workshop. The training workshop, which opened this morning at the Barbados Defence Force, is being facilitated by the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the United Nations Crime …

Cultural & Tourism Surveys Continue

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The Manpower Research and Statistical Unit (MRSU) of the Ministry of Labour will continue the administration of its Skills for the Future Employer Surveys, until Friday, June 2. The surveys, which seek to gather information on Barbados’ skills gaps and requirements, are being administered throughout the Cultural and Creative Industries until Friday, May 26. Surveys of the tourism industry will …

Take Part In Tourism Youth Congress

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Secondary school students are invited to participate in the Barbados Tourism Product Authority’s (BTPA) Barbados Tourism Youth Congress. Formerly known as the Annual Speech Competition, the Youth Congress will take the same format as the speech competition in that the students will verbally present their ideas on selected tourism topics. This year’s topics are: Sustainable Tourism Development; Signature Tourism Products; …

Barbados’ Tourism Product Under Review

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Hector and Mary Therrien at last night’s Repeat Visitors’ Reception at Ilaro Court. The couple are on their 50th visit to Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Barbados’ tourism product is under constant review to ensure it fills the needs of visitors to these shores. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night as he spoke …

Byer Suckoo: Culture Complementing Tourism

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“Barbados’ cultural goods and services have played an integral role in the tourism sector’s value chain…making culture a perfect complement to the tourism industry.” Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view today at the launch of the Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. and Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) Training Workshops, at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. Dr. …

Barbados Needs Your Vote

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Barbadians are urged to vote for the island in the USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards. With a total of five nominations in four categories, Barbados has been recognised in the categories of Best Caribbean Attraction, Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, Best Caribbean Golf Course and Best Caribbean Dive Site. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. …

New Tourism Record For 2016

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A new tourism record was set for 2016 when 610,000 long-stay visitors visited Barbados. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the disclosure last evening, when he hosted the first of four receptions for repeat visitors at his official residence, Ilaro Court. He noted that a record was previously set in 2015 when 592,000 long-stay visitors visited these shores. Mr. Stuart stated: …