In an evocative message, the Barbados Private Sector Association has underscored the importance of national pride and the role of the private sector in the country's independence. The message came in the form of a tweet, tailored for a Barbadian audience and adorned with hashtags that symbolize local news, events, and national sentiment.
Private Sector and National Identity
Ryan Forde, the Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, emphasized the significance of the tourism sector in Barbados. He called upon Barbadians to rally behind the sector that contributes substantially to the nation's economic health. The message underlined the need to embody more of what is genuinely Barbadian – through the eyes, hands, mouths, and energy of its people.
Building a Sustainable Barbadian Future
Forde's message also conveyed a vision of a brighter future, marked by creative and sustainable developments that attract dreamers eager to explore the Caribbean paradise. This vision includes new refurbishments and redevelopments, such as the opening of the historic property Sam Lord's Castle A Wyndham Grand Resort, and the ground-breaking of the Hotel Indigo IHG brand. The tourism industry, celebrating its 57th year, is ready to showcase Barbados and its people to the world.
Recognizing Barbadian Excellence
The article also highlighted the national honourees for Independence Day 2023. These individuals, who have been bestowed with awards such as the Order of Freedom of Barbados, Order of the Republic, Gold Award of Achievement, Gold Trident of Excellence, and Silver Trident of Excellence, have contributed significantly to Barbados and the Caribbean. Their exceptional service spans various fields, including banking, literature, sports, and civic duties, underscoring the diverse talents that Barbados has to offer.