Tag Archives: Bridgetown

Is Bridgetown Dying?

Submitted by Roslyn Stanherd The haphazard approach to the ‘development’ of Bridgetown has robbed it, not only of character but of foot traffic. Too often landmarks/enterprises are closed without the certainty of a replacement. The Waterfront Café which closed in March is a classic example. It had character and ambiance that was unrivalled on the island. Though not its first

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Working Harder to Encourage Greater Tourist Interaction in the Bridgetown Area

Frankly I have always felt that it is essential for so many reasons to involve all sectors of the economy, large and small, in the business of tourism. In an interesting experiment the Tourism Foundation, 100 market traders at the Montego Bay Harbour Street Craft Market, have received business training and guidance on what types of products visitors are looking

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Let Us Execute Please!

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was kind enough to invite me and a large number of representatives from both the private and public sector to a half day discussion forum last week. To quote from documentation provided the objective was to ‘Maximise Bridgetown’s economic and cultural activity’ by leveraging ‘existing institutions (tangible and intangible) and infrastructure (historic buildings and public spaces)’

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Notes From a Native Son: It is Not Late for the Government to Return to the Drawing Board

Introduction: Subsidising the private sector has become a public policy addiction, yet vast gaps remain in our understanding of the political economy of our own society. Take for example, the recent row over the abolition of VAT, in which a higher proportion of ordinary people’s take home pay is spent on the regressive tax than that of the well-paid. Yet,

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The Struggle Of The Huckster Class In Modern Barbados

Submitted by People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) Long since the era of colonial enslavement in Barbados, right through the times of post-emancipation, and into the period of 1937 labour disturbances in this country, and up to this juncture of post-independence, huckstering, wayside vending, outdoor business from trays, stalls, vehicles on the streets, roads in Bridgetown and elsewhere, has been playing a

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What’s Up With The Constitution River?

Submitted by GoWeb.com blog The Constitution River Redevelopment Project has been going on for a while now. The Boardwalk is slated to be extended as far down as the Globe Cinema, and the river cleaned. So far, work has been pretty much completed as far down as  the original Minibus Rover Terminal. However, although the Minibus Terminal is clearly usable,

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The Cage

Submitted by Yardbroom Sometime ago on Barbados Underground I wrote that perhaps a garden in Bridgetown in memory of our slave ancestors – who were kept in the Cage – would be a good idea.    Although a garden has not been mentioned.  I am delighted that Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy will erect a plaque to remind us of our

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