Thursday, April 18, 2024

BMA boss blasts frauds in industry

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THAT “MADE IN BARBADOS” piece of furniture or item just might not be 100 per cent local after all.

Executive director of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association, Bobbi McKay, has lambasted a “re-emerging trend” of manufacturers peeling off the “Made in Taiwan” or “Made in China” labels and replacing them with stickers stating the items were “made in Barbados”.

And head of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, described the people who engaged in such a practice as “con artists”.

McKay, who made the revelation on the opening night of the island’s premier trade fair BMEX, said the issue was rearing its head again and was emerging as a subculture in the manufacturing sector.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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