Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Crop Over drives economy when tourists leave


Share post:

CROP OVER IS not just a wuk-up.
That is according to Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne, who said several businesses would probably fold if it was not for the financial boost from the Sweetest Summer Festival.
“Without the Crop Over Festival, I am sure that there are a number of businesses that will probably go under if we did not have this two- to three-month economic stimulus.
“That is what Crop Over provides in the middle of the year; when there is no tourist, when there is no crop, when there is no Christmas, Crop Over in the middle of the year provides that stimulus necessary to keep Barbados and the economy of Barbados alive,” Browne stated.
He was speaking at the media launch for the massive cavalcade on May 30 at Queen’s Park and the Crop Over Preview slated for the National Cultural Foundation on May 23. (YB)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Sunil Narine rules out West Indies comeback for T20 World Cup

Sunil Narine has ruled himself out of a recall to West Indies' squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup...

Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude earthquake amid numerous tremors

Taiwan was hit with a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday local time (2:32 p.m....

Trump hush money trial was ‘election fraud pure and simple’, prosecutors say

Donald Trump “orchestrated a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 presidential election” by covering up an alleged affair...

Nicki Minaj throws item back into crowd after nearly getting hit by object onstage

Nicki Minaj was left unimpressed after a fan threw an object at her onstage. In a video shared by Pop Crave on...