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Barbados: Proposed plan to put tourism workers back to work – Persaud

The Mia Mottley-led administration is putting together a proposal that would see the Government providing financing for the tourism sector from the international reserves, to help keep thousands of hotel workers employed.

After a lengthy meeting with hotel workers, officials told members of the media late Thursday that they were hoping to start rolling out the plan in another month, once it was approved by Cabinet.

Professor Avinash Persaud, special economic advisor to the Government, is on the team developing the programme. Stating that the Government was fully aware of the challenges facing the sector and its workers, he said the plan being developed was being done through “heavy” consultation with stakeholders.

He said it would be designed to “transform” the sector and “reengage” the workers.

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