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Tourism boost

island to host 1,000 attendees for microenterprise conference

The vital tourism industry in Barbados is in for a major boost with the staging of the 2012 FOROMIC Barbados conference, which focuses on the future of mircoenterprise.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler told a news conference this morning, that some 1,000 visitors, who would be spending an average four to five days, would be attending this 15th Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise, scheduled for the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre from October 1 to 3.

Sinckler suggested those overseas participants attending the forum, which was being held during the low tourism period, would definitely be good for hoteliers.

FOROMIC, which is jointly sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, its Multi-Lateral Investment Fund and the Government of Barbados, will hear presentations on generating income opportunities for vulnerable populations through micro franchising, innovative

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