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Tourism sector needs youth


A Government official has underscored the importance of youth involvement in the tourism sector as the impetus to sustaining the industry and creating greater awareness about its importance.

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, made this assertion recently as she addressed a presentation ceremony where a cheque for US$3,000 was officially presented to Combermere School.

The school copped first prize in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Essay Competition in the senior division, which was won by former student Yannic Boyce, now a student of Harrison College.

Sandiford-Garner said the sector needed young people with “fresh ideas” to chart the way forward with competitive strategies and technological capabilities that would “make our island Barbados a world-class destination”.

She urged the students to “remain focused in your studies and plan early for your careers. The tourism sector will need your involvement now and well into the future”.

The senator said Yannic did her country and school proud when she accepted her award at the opening ceremony of the FCCA Cruise Conference held in Cartagena, Colombia.

She stated: “I read the essay and I must say it was well structured, and touched every aspect of Barbadian culture and heritage and experiences that thousands of visitors enjoy each year when they visit our shores.”

The parliamentary secretary also extended congratulations on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism to Azizi Alleyne of the St Michael School for his outstanding essay that won first prize in the junior division. Sandiford-Garner credited his parents and teachers with exemplary guidance in helping him to become “a well-rounded citizen of Barbados”. (BGIS) 

12 Responses to Tourism sector needs youth

  1. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Were here but we get put on d back burner

  2. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie January 3, 2014 at 6:47 am

    The sugar industry needs a miracle

  3. David E Hall
    David E Hall January 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Tourism needs youth yes, but no amount of youth in the current environment will do the trick. Tourism firstly needs a New Minister of Tourism. The presiding minister has been and continues to be an abject failure.

  4. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    No some of the DLP members doin some what they job the rest pullin down this country,its a shame I tell u…

  5. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Tourism needs tourists running it, they are the people who know what tourists want, not the out dated bunch you have on the BTA and yes youth can start to be involved and learn what it’s all about, because they wont learn a thing from the current BTA unless it’s how to screw up !

  6. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Noo Sharon Woolley its ok some bad discussion making here an there but they will get it right this we country we will get it right thank u…

  7. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    This Barbados were I see great black brains at work to champion our cause in this hour time of need….

  8. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Intelligence have no gender,u r r u not smart money don’t make u bright,u born rich r u become rich but however u look at it mind over matter….

  9. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    U can see a persons face but if only u could see they heart personality,God dont pick men cause they book smart he pick them because of the person he/she is in side,an u know a hand pick person when u see them….

  10. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    They or selfless some thing that doesn’t exist noooooooo moreeeeeeeeee…..

  11. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    My prayer is for the restoration of this GREAT NATION,an the fall of them that work to see it fall will fall first THUNDER BOLTS>>>===

  12. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder January 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    GOD is the same yesterday today an forever more infinity…..


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