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Date: 05 Jan, 2015
Source: Nation Newspaper

President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA), Connie Smith, is projecting that the country’s international business and financial services sector will maintain growth in 2015.

Noting that the work already being done in new markets including Latin America, Africa and the Middle East was already yielding success, Smith said that BIBA was looking forward to continued collaboration with Invest Barbados to attract investment from these regions.

According to her, “BIBA has developed an excellent partnership with the Ministry of International Business and we value this relationship.” She also noted that she looked forward to seeing further legislative and business facilitation enhancements “that would stimulate and attract both the domestic and international private sector business activity.”

Smith alluded to the fact that this year, Barbados will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of having legislative presence in the form of a modern international business marketplace. “Implementing the requisite improvements and putting a sustainable, responsive engine in place would surely be a fitting tribute in recognition of this important cornerstone.”

BIBA’s President expects that there will be a renewed focus on implementation and execution and that Barbadians would work toward a common goal to achieve and maintain economic growth in 2015.