McClean: Let’s tap Africa for business

Barbados will be looking at ways to tap into the African market at the upcoming Barbados Network Consultation 2014 – Third Diaspora Conference.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean said at a Press conference today that one of the key speakers at the conference, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, who is chairman of Premium Telecommunications Holdings, will explore how to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Senator Maxine McClean updating the media on plans for the Barbados Network Consultation Third Diaspora Conference.
Senator Maxine McClean

“I think that, as a first session, it is a very good way to open the conference because what it does for us is to take us outwards, so to speak, in terms of the wider aspect of the wider diaspora,” she said.

“Clearly, if we look at the continent of Africa outside of our historic familiar ties from a perspective of business, there are many opportunities to be explored there in terms of services, investment, in manufacturing and so on. We in Barbados, I believe, have a lot to offer, whether it’s in term of private sector opportunities and even public sector development as we look across the continent.”

The issue of creating pathways to trade and investment will also be discussed.

Senator McClean said the Africa connection will also give participants a chance to look at the issue of ancestry.

The theme of the August 5-7 conference which is expected to attract about 250 delegates – including a contingent from Panama – is One Nation, One Family Building Pathways To Prosperity And Development.

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29 Responses to McClean: Let’s tap Africa for business

  1. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Might work think outside the box..

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  2. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo July 31, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Only now you Brainwashed Negropeans looking at Africa?

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  3. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo July 31, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Only now you Brainwashed Negropeans looking at Africa?

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  4. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo July 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

    That is all they good blowing hot air.

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  5. Justin Moore
    Justin Moore July 31, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Better not tap it right now. What with Ebola again on the rise down there.

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  6. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

    After all we came from Africa,we didn’t just got here over nigh our ancestors came to this island in there own blood jobby piss death an sicknesses,or we forgot how we really got on this island???..

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  7. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I think bajans don’t like to remember they history that we were once peoples properties,how we acting now is unbelievable to my mind we still working for the white man an his ideas most blacks or clueless to the hidden agenda of the new world order one world government back to being a slave we in free yet…

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  8. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke July 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    On the right path. Having been to Malawi in 2001,2003 and Zimbabwe in 2001 I came to this conclusion since my first work/mission visit. The land of African has something substantial for us the Caribbean people as well as the African people especially. We cannot afford to procrastinate about this Senator McClean.

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  9. Raheem Griffith
    Raheem Griffith July 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I don’t want Ebola

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  10. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:45 am

    True freedom is liberty no liberty here, only a uncle tom society that makes certain people look like saints an these people were slave owners an they children benefit from that business till this day truth be told….

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  11. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Africans was rob killed an betrayed by the white man now that’s a very big crime,now society says I’m the bad guy because I have dark skin,when in fact the white man rob rape an killed my people for no good reason,an now he wants my help I’ll help the poor black nations first b4 I give my hand to the oppressors….

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  12. Dayo Popoola
    Dayo Popoola July 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

    please Africa out of the context, you Bajans are not African friendly……. you prefer like the likes of China and the rest. African sure have lot to offer but are you really ready for that?

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  13. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Black people fell asleep years ago that’s y we still slaves to there agenda…

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  14. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Who do u see at the QEH that have no money for private health care when they get sick??an who still is under paid an under privilege, but lets be honest with our self who still can’t afford to go UWI because its to expensive,who still live hand to mouth because the cost of living is so expensively high the poor people that build this country on they backs …

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  15. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I tell u the truth God is not like us,he is the same yesterday today an forevermore,I leave y’all in the hands of a just an perfect God He will judge us all….

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  16. Abraham Millington
    Abraham Millington July 31, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Was always the greatest source of wealth and productivity, but manipulated and violently squandered for centuries, being used as a red carpet to external infiltration of human and intellectual assets to power.

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  17. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Look even a blind man knows this whites spends $$$ with whites Muslims spends $$$$ with Muslims Chinese spends $$$$ with Chinese black people the only race that supports others b4 they own race of people,its that Willie Lynch chip in there minds once that is deactivated then we might stand a chance in this rat race ….

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  18. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Once the black community starts to spend dollars with each other an support each other,then the world will change the way they see Us….

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  19. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

    But remember the good book, it says the last will be first an the first last,the Bible must come to past in our time..

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  20. Dawn Franklin
    Dawn Franklin July 31, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t see white men kidnapping all those girls I don’t see white men robbing you online I see BLACK men wanna need to really do some reading up on what going on in Africa. On my one part we could do without the business it going to bring trouble I Dawn say so.

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  21. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Dawn Franklin ur slow u know who or the super rich families of the world ur the one who needs to read up about them, these people control the wealth of the world Google it Google the richest families of all times an get back too me how blind or u…..

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  22. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    The world is being oppress because the people in control of the wealth has it that way,y u think they goin war over lands or anything like that no its greed they want to stay in control of the wealth even if they kill humans to stay in control..

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  23. Halsey Clarke
    Halsey Clarke July 31, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Wake up,all you all know is what the white man feeds you,via CNN and BBC,why spend money going to see liberty and the queen,go see where you come from maybe you can help.

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  24. George Smith
    George Smith July 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Tap into nuff corruption

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  25. Mia Blackman
    Mia Blackman July 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    U feel all those Muslims that came here were rich? Look @ where they come from. They come here and make a better life. They sacrifice, something alotta black ppl dont know how to do. U feel those whites that came here were rich too? They were so poor and they invested. They had a plan, a long term plan borrowed money from banks and had hell paying back but finally made it one day. Can’t vex with the ppl who want better. And alotta other races don’t only not like us cuz we black but cuz of the stinky attitude that comes with it and how we always make other races seem to be more than us.

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  26. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    People or clueless I now see y the devil will deceive this world y’all sleeping on the real hard truth..

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  27. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder July 31, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Truth knowledge one must know that personally,it cant be teach it must be received as truth…

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  28. Jay Butcher
    Jay Butcher July 31, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Lets go where the money is, that is whats most important

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  29. Sterlin Blackman
    Sterlin Blackman July 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    lets tap it and sell them WHATTTTT???? a bad attitude?

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