THE Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) takes note of the pending “go slow” at both Ports of Entry.
The negative effects are being felt by the tourists who have had to endure unnecessary delays. This is a sector which makes up the ONLY growth sector in the country at this time.
In addition, many of our importers are frustrated with the slow custom clearances and this could not have come at a worse time as businesses are currently gearing up for the critical holiday period.
We at the BCCI ask all parties to consider the greater good in ensuring that Barbados’ economy is not further adversely affected.
President Mr Eddy Abed reminds all parties involved in this dispute that in our 50th year of independence our leaders must be more mature and wise in resolving disagreements.
The BCCI is also gravely concerned with reports of untreated sewage running along the south coast streets and wishes to warn that our citizens and visitors expect the authorities to act hastily to remedy this situation.