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3 Foreword


Working with you to improve our service


Barbados Port Inc.

Board of Directors


Location Barbados


Master Plan

Master Plan aims to enhance cargo and cruise operations

11 Terminal operations

Core business is terminal operations

15 Home port

Region’s favourite home port

18 Education

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI)

University Row, Bridgetown, Barbados Tel: +246 434 6100 Fax: +246 429 5348 Email:

BPI reaches out to young Barbadians

21 Cruise terminal

Cruise terminal has ‘wow’ factor for visitors

25 New technology

Port charts the way with new IT

26 Health and safety

Focus on top quality staff training

29 Marine services

Supporting cruise ships and cargo vessels

30 Port operations

Annual summary

32 Energy conservation

Port achieves boost in energy efficiency

33 Historic Bridgetown

Discover historic Bridgetown and its surrounds

35 Manufacturing

Fostering manufacture in Barbados

36 Tourism

Tourism goes from strength to strength

37 Shopping

A paradise for shoppers

38 Arts and culture Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18 is published by:

Shining a light on Barbadian arts

40 Harrison’s Cave

Experience the natural beauty of Barbados

41 Horticulture Land & Marine Publications Ltd 1 Kings Court, Newcomen Way Severalls Business Park Colchester CO4 9RA United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1206 752902 Fax: +44 (0)1206 842958 Email: Web: The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the editor nor of any other organisation associated with this publication. No liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions.

Blooming Barbados is ‘best in show’

42 Watersports

A paradise for watersports lovers

44 Real estate

Investing in a piece of paradise

45 Offshore business

Business in Barbados remains world-class

46 Sister ports

Sister port agreements benefit BPI

47 Ship registry

Ship registry upholds world-class standards

48 Rum and sugar

ISSN 1366-8471

Sweet taste of success

© 2017 Land & Marine Publications Ltd

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Working with you to improve our service I am extremely proud to say the Port of Bridgetown remains one of the most efficiently operated ports in the region. Renowned for its dependability, reliability and excellent safety record, it is little wonder that Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) continues to grow and expand at a rapid rate.

Over the last three years, we have focused on several initiatives to accomplish this:

Here at BPI, we strive for continuous improvement and this core philosophy has been complemented year after year by a range of regional and international awards. In 2015, BPI was awarded the prestigious Novaport Cup by the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC) for the most improved port performance for 2013-2014. Notably, BPI also won this award in both 2010 and 2011, a real testament to our leadership in best practice port service and operational efficiency.

• Extensive training of BPI staff to achieve the vision of the ‘total port worker’ and improve our daily operations

Our strategic partnerships with the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) and other relevant bodies additionally serve to strengthen our position as one of the best ports in the Caribbean.

• Strengthening our regional and local partnerships.

We understand that BPI cannot operate at its highest capacity without taking into consideration our customers’ needs, business partners’ objectives and global trends as well as available resources, so we want to work with you to make BPI the best functioning port that it can be.

• Technological expansions and equipment upgrades to improve our processes and enhance the BPI customer experience

• Rolling out of our Port Master Plan: 2010 to 2020 including significant improvements to our cruise and cargo facilities • Implementing strategic energy conservation measures

In 2016, BPI spent US$ 60 million on new equipment and berth expansion. We commissioned a new Liebherr gantry crane and other equipment; extended Berth 5, which allows us to handle two mega ships simultaneously; and also completed the extension to the shallow draught marina. We have also ensured that our staff are trained and ready to handle this new equipment. All of the above initiatives also work towards assisting in the attainment of the broader vision of the social and economic development of Barbados. This handbook is intended to be a valued resource, so I hope you enjoy reading about everything BPI has to offer as well as a little about the island of Barbados itself. We value your feedback, so please do not hesitate to contact us about how we can best serve you, moving forward.

David Harding Chairman Barbados Port Inc.

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Barbados Port Inc. Board of Directors

David Harding

David Jean-Marie

Everton Walters

Michael Weetch

Neville Rowe




Deputy Chairman

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Keith Wilson

David Douglas

Irvine Best

Calvin Alkins

Donna Cadogan







Captain George Fergusson

Management team

David JeanMarie

Kenneth Atherley

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Divisional Manager, Operations

Peter Carrington

Anderson Leacock

Manager, Human Resources – Administration

Manager, Property Management, Maintenance and Projects

Curtis Smith

Karl Branch

Divisional Manager, Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Divisional Manager (Ag), Corporate Development and Strategy

Albert Soudatt

Carol-Lyn Edghill

Tedroy Marshall

Management Accountant

Manager, Engineering Services


Richard Alleyne Manager, Marine Services

Ian Stewart

Anthony Benn

Manager, Terminal Operations

Manager, Security Services

Glenn Roach

Michelle Griffith

Manager, Quality Assurance

Manager (Ag), Management Information System

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Location Barbados B BR RI DI DG GE ET TO OWWN N Sugar Sugar Storage Storage andand Handling Handling Facilities Facilities Container Container Trailer Trailer ParkPark PortPort related related activities activities

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UCLUCL Containe Conta AreaArea Container Container ParkPark

Container Shed

Flour Flour MillMill

5m 5m 5m 5m 5m 5m


Berth Berth 5 5 1

Berth Berth 4 4

m m 10 10

2 miles

15m 15m



15m 15m







Grantley Adams International Airport


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Entrance Entrance Channel Channel Dredged Dredged to -13.7m to -13.7m

15m 15m

Port of Bridgetown










Information Services

Container Truck Holding Area

Sugar Terminal Bulk Storage


Container Shed

Reefer Park

BIDC Headquarters


Main Port Entrance Shed No. 2 Berth 2



Cross Berth





Esso Oil Jetty

All vessels should be registered with the Telecommunications Unit, Division of Energy and Telecommunications and issued with licences starting with 8P which is Barbados’ Call Sign. The vessels are issued 20m with two other letters for identification purposes. The main Barbados station is 8PO (8 Papa Oscar). Tug Pelican II is 8PGF (8 Papa Golf Foxtrot).


Master Plan

Master Plan aims to enhance cargo and cruise operations The Port of Bridgetown was originally designed for handling breakbulk – the dominant type of cargo when the port was opened in 1961. Its sheds were located on the quay close to the berths so that cargo could be moved easily from vessel to storage. David Jean-Marie, chief executive of BPI, said: “We were a sugar-based economy several decades ago and, in fact, the port was built as a sugar port, handling thousands of tonnes of sugar per year. A transformation took place in the early 1960s whereby processes were rationalised and over the years we have moved away from that industry. Today, the port can accommodate about five mega cruise ships simultaneously and throughout the season, which runs normally from November to April. This port, that is over 50 years old, is now accommodating these multi-million-dollar vessels.” The balancing act involved in handling both cruise and cargo vessels in a port built in 1961 creates challenges in terms of efficient and safe operations. These considerations have been incorporated in efforts to transform and modernise the port infrastructure, equipment and systems. BPI continues to implement its 2010-2020 Master Plan consisting of: • Extension of Berth 5 (completed at the end of 2015) and extension of gantry crane tracks to provide full coverage of Berths 3, 4 and 5 • Demolition of Sheds 3 and 4

• Area previously occupied by Shed 4 will be repaved for container storage • Construction of a new container freight station to provide a safe and secure facility for receiving and delivering LCL cargo • Setting up of a Customs Container Examination Facility (CCEF) in the Shallow Draught. A yacht mooring facility in the Shallow Draught, with offices for the regulatory agencies, was completed in 2015. In order to separate cargo operations from cruise activities, the revetment area to the north of the port will be developed and a new Berth 6 built. This berth will be about 1,100 ft long and will be equipped with a panamax crane. Meanwhile, a new US$ 250 million cruise facility called Sugar Point is on the cards, with a view to enhancing the separation of cargo and cruise activities. These initiatives will not only provide more berthing facilities for both cargo and cruise vessels but will also enhance the BPI’s home-porting activities. Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18


Terminal operations

Core business is terminal operations

Terminal Operations is the largest department of Barbados Port Inc., with a total staff of 169 including dockers, operators, supervisors, shed management and clerical employees. These members of staff are responsible for dealing with both cruise and cargo vessels and making sure that BPI provides the kind of high quality service that its customers expect and require. The planning and execution of all Terminal Operations services begin with the shipping agent notifying BPI of the vessel’s arrival time and providing a description of its activities. Using this information, Terminal Operations can then assign vessels to specific berthing positions in the port, initiate preparations for the receipt of cargo and facilitate homeport or other cruise services.

Behind the scenes, this new computerised system (an in-house program written by the MIS department) notifies port staff in real-time that customers are on their way to collect their cargo. Supervisors are then advised to retrieve the itemised cargo for customs inspection and clearance, thus saving customers time and improving the port’s service delivery. In addition, free Wi-Fi is now available in Shed 2 so that customers can check in and register using their smartphones or tablets.

Shed 2 improvements Customer service and overall productivity at Shed 2 have been significantly enhanced as a result of technological upgrades. Customers collecting barrels can now process their delivery documentation online before even coming into the port; or alternatively they can use a computerised facility at the customer information booth at the cargo gate. These new online services allow BPI customers to confirm that their barrels or personal effects are ready for delivery and they facilitate access to the port in a similar way to an airport check-in desk. Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18


By the end of the first quarter of 2017, BPI will expand its online cargo tracking information system to allow customers to receive text message updates on the status of their cargo via their cellphones. Shed 2 is currently handling about 100 customers per day in the off-season; while in the peak periods of Crop Over and in December and January this figure can rise to 300 per day. BPI delivers over 50,000 pieces of cargo per year from Shed 2 and, with more physical and technological enhancements planned, customers can be sure of an ever-improving standard of service at the port.

Cargo operations The Port of Bridgetown is the point of entry for about 90 per cent of all goods used in the island’s manufacturing and retail sectors. Within this context, a major part of BPI’s responsibility is to support businesses in the import and export trade through its cargo handling services in the Deep Water Harbour; the processing and storage of associated data and documentation; and the providing of statistics. The BPI terminal has an annual capacity of over 150,000 containers and employs about 200 people. The cargo berths are equipped with two rail mounted gantry cranes (one of them a recently commissioned panamax crane with a twin lift capacity of 60 tonnes) and a 104 tonne capacity mobile crane.

Containers discharged from vessels are either delivered directly to the consignee or stored at Shed 4. LCL containers are unstuffed and stored at this shed for delivery or onshipment. More capacity is available in open storage areas. The port currently handles over 86,000 TEUs annually. About 15 per cent of these containers are unstuffed and stored in the port’s facilities, alongside cargo for export. During the first quarter of 2017, BPI will be implementing significant technological and process upgrades to further improve the customer service experience at this facility.

In addition, the terminal has 13 straddle carriers (five of them recently commissioned), three empty container stackers and two reach stackers.

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Home port

Region’s favourite home port Between 2000 and 2015, the ratio of home-port calls to total cruise visits in Barbados ranged from a low of 22 per cent in 2004 to a high of 37 per cent in 2006. These statistics are unrivalled by any other Caribbean port, including Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. As home-porting in the Caribbean has increased, the number of passengers flying in and out of destinations has also risen. This often brings benefits such as passengers staying in hotel accommodation during ‘extension’ visits before and after their cruise.

Benefits Other benefits of home-porting include the shipping in of container-loads of provisions and an increase in revenue from extra local services like bunker supplies, fresh water, provisioning, garbage disposal and sludge removal.

used on non-peak port days and allows port-of-call vessels to use non-traditional services such as bunkering, provisioning and baggage handling.

Home-porting brings other benefits to the port, such as increased visitor numbers for both cruise holidays and land-based vacations and added airlift through charter flights. It also enables berths to be

Cruise lines now home-porting from Barbados include Aida Cruises, All Leisure Group, Carnival UK, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Noble Caledonia, Sea Dream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Star Clippers, Thomson Cruises and Windstar Cruises. During the 2016-2017 cruise season, BPI will host 13 new vessels and handle more than 750,000 passengers, with 170,000 of those passengers starting their cruise in Barbados.

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BPI reaches out to young Barbadians An Educational Outreach Programme run by Barbados Port Inc. is helping to raise awareness of the key role played by Bridgetown Port in the social and economic development of the nation. Established in 1996, the programme reaches out to school pupils, community groups and the general public through a variety of BPI-sponsored activities and events.

Port tours Organised port tours give schools, churches, camps and other groups an opportunity to see at first hand the cargo and cruise tourism activities at Bridgetown Port. Over the past 20 years more than 3,000 visitors have toured the port as part of the Outreach Programme. The tour includes key installations such as the bulk


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sugar facility and molasses tanks as well as the container park and engineering workshop where BPI’s machines are serviced and repaired.

School presentations Over the years, through a series of presentations, BPI has interacted with schools on a range of topics, from an overview of the cruise industry and cruise marketing, cargo operations and the history of Bridgetown Port. Schools have also requested presentations on such topics as ‘Preparing for the world of work’ and ‘A strategy for success and

advice on studying for exams’. Over 15,000 students have attended these presentations as part of the education programme. Following a series of school presentations, a booklet entitled ‘Studying for Exams’ was published by BPI in 2003 and distributed to 10,000 fourth- and fifthform pupils in an initiative endorsed by the Ministry of Education.

Mentorship Building on the success of its school presentations, BPI now conducts a Mentorship Programme for young Barbadians with a view to encouraging the career ambitions of the next generation.

Career showcases BPI also aims to educate the community through a variety of career showcases. The port has given its full support to the National Career Showcase initiated by the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors. The Port Booth not only informs students about the traditional career paths available at the port but also challenges them to consider the diverse and emerging careers offered by the maritime industry in general. Meanwhile, the port’s Career Showcase Team plays an active role in Career Days at schools across the island.

Annual port day In November each year, the Bridgetown Port Day represents a high point in the Bajan events calendar.

Port Day gives the public an opportunity to find out more about the port’s daily operations and its many services. There are celebrations, too, with scores of Barbadians and their families heading to Bridgetown Port to join in the day’s festivities. The event includes display booths as well as land and sea tours and local entertainment. Port officials are on hand to demonstrate port safety practices and inform attendees about the inner workings of the port. In 2016, the Bridgetown Port marked the 50th anniversary of Independence by featuring the Broken Trident emblem on Port Day and giving a traditional Bajan flavour to the day’s entertainment. The Trident was officially handed over to the port in a fanfare parade led by the Zouave band of the Barbados Defence Force. A guard of honour featuring BPI security officers and marine cadets was formed to receive the Trident and a senior security officer received the emblem on behalf of the port. Over 2,000 people attended Port Day and took the opportunity to sign the commemorative book that accompanied the Trident.

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Cruise terminal

Cruise terminal has ‘wow’ factor for visitors First impressions count – and the Bridgetown cruise terminal has all the right ingredients in place to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for cruise passengers from the moment they step ashore. As the cruise terminal gears up for the new season, visitors will continue to enjoy a taste of Barbadian hospitality thanks to the exciting range of products and entertainments on offer within the terminal.

Welcome to Barbados Officially opened in 1994 and operated by a private sector joint venture including Barbados Port Inc, the cruise terminal is now home to over 60 businesses. There is a range of duty free shopping outlets selling everything from clothing and leather goods to souvenirs, crystal, jewellery and liquor, as well as open-air bars where visitors can sample local beers and Bajan cuisine. The terminal pays homage to Barbadian culture in the form of traditional wooden pushcarts manned by smaller vendors selling crafts, souvenirs and other gifts. The heritage of Barbados is reflected still further in the colourful Chattel House shopping area just outside the main terminal, where visitors can buy 100 per cent Bajan-made local items. Recent additions to the cruise terminal include a free mobile-friendly Wi-Fi service for all passengers and crew. In 2016 the terminal launched its first online publication, Docked Magazine, with insider tips for passengers about Barbados. Click on ‘FREE Cruise Terminal Wi-Fi’ for instant access. The Tour Departure Area has been enhanced with additional seating and the introduction of recreational games like hopscotch, checkers and the distinctly Bajan sport of road tennis. Visitors are

invited to try their hand at these traditional games. From time to time, members of the Barbados Road Tennis Association will be on hand to give would-be players a free demonstration.

A hive of entertainment The cruise terminal is known for its regular entertainment exhibitions and festive atmosphere. On the days when ships are in port, visitors can enjoy the sweet sounds of a steel band or tuk band as well as performances by local artists and school choirs. At various times of the day passengers are invited to sample local rum and food and to join in ‘mixology’ sessions by local bartenders using award-winning Barbadian rums (also available to buy within the terminal).

Additional services Other services at the cruise terminal include a post office; a guest information service; and a dedicated area for tour operators offering island excursions and trips to local attractions. Taxi services, including a Bridgetown shuttle, are available just outside the terminal. Customs, immigration, health and quarantine services are housed within the cruise terminal.

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New technology

Port charts way with information technology The winds of change are blowing through Barbados Port Inc. – and this change is being driven by information technology. The Management Information Systems (MIS) Department has recently undertaken the major task of revamping BPI’s processes and technologies with a focus on automation, removing bottlenecks and speeding up transactions. The Department has worked hard to achieve closer engagement and interaction with port customers. In support of this effort, BPI has invested considerably in extending the reach of its network.

Thanks to these technological innovations, BPI customers can now opt for electronic notification via email or text message when their cargo is ready. By the time customers arrive at the Shed 2 warehouse, port staff will have already identified their cargo and moved it to customs for clearance. In addition, Shed 2 has been significantly improved by a new customer waiting lounge with a seating area, free Wi-Fi and large television screens displaying each customer’s cargo status.

Continuous technological expansion

In recent years, the port has expanded its wireless network with a new Meraki mesh that provides greater coverage for the use of handhelds, tablets and other wireless devices. The introduction of Ubiquiti bridges and access points has extended the port’s network to previously isolated areas.

As part of the expansion of the port’s technological services, timely information is provided to shipping agents and consolidators, while cruise ship and vessel schedule information is now available on the BPI website alongside the latest port news and activities via a secure and modern web portal.

In line with these upgrades, the BPI’s newest equipment acquisitions are being fitted for access to data, voice and internet. The port’s lighting systems have been included in this expansion, with a new cloudbased light emitting plasma (LEP) lighting system installed that is monitored and operated remotely.

Greater technological integration has also provided the BPI security team with enhanced control and enabled it to monitor the flow of people and vehicle traffic throughout the port precinct at all times.

Improving customer experience The MIS Department has helped to streamline the port’s cargo and barrel clearance systems by developing an online cargo tracking portal. And it is now possible to complete the security information before goods are collected, thus reducing customer waiting times and improving port operations overall. Shed 2 now has a wireless network that allows cargo to be monitored in real-time via the use of tablets. Transactions can be recorded electronically as they occur, rather than on paper, leading to a speedier delivery of cargo to customers.


Health and safety

Focus on top quality staff training Over the past five years, Barbados Port Inc. has been firmly committed to achieving an even higher standard of service through the continuous training of its staff. As part of BPI’s ‘total port worker’ concept, its employees undergo programmes of development, training and competency certification in order to be able to perform daily port operations to a high standard.

Terminal operations Competency-based training has been conducted in Stevedoring Foundations Skills Level 1 for dockers; Stevedoring Level 2 for port operators using heavy duty cargo handling equipment; and for cargo supervisors. These employees have received a National and Caribbean Vocational Qualification certifying them to handle cargo in accordance with safe occupational operating procedures. This programme was made possible through funding from the Competency Based Training Fund (CBTF), which is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through the Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Engineering services In order to improve port efficiency and maintain a high standard in regional porting facilities, the BPI recently acquired a post panamax gantry crane and cargo handling units. To complement this, BPI has provided staff training in the efficient maintenance and repair of the new equipment. Topics covered by the course include safety in handling fluid power systems; replacing and maintaining fluid components; diesel engine treatment and diagnostic techniques; and electrical and mechanical systems training.

Marine services To further enhance berthing and unberthing operations at the port, BPI has invested in the development of six cadets, (four Deck and two Engineering) to complete academic training at the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Jamaica as well as undertaking the required sea time on foreign-going vessels. The cadets will complete their professional exams in 2017 at the Maritime Association of Jamaica to receive their Captain and Engineer licences – thus providing the BPI with more capacity to berth and unberth today’s mega vessels with maximum efficiency.


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Security services BPI security personnel have also undergone extensive training to ensure that port security operations meet international standards. Areas of training have included Advanced Port Security and Customs Training, Surveillance, Hazardous Waste Operations Training, Incident Command System, Vessel Search, and First Aid Training.

Occupational health and safety BPI lays great emphasis on staff training in safe work operations in order to comply with the Safety and Health at Work Act 2005 and to keep port workers – and port visitors – safe at all times. The Port Safety and Health Committee oversees and monitors areas like safe systems of work, safe policies and procedures, toolbox planning for safe operations and the reporting and investigation of accidents. The committee provides guidelines for the safe evacuation of staff, customers and visitors in the event of an emergency in the Administration Building and within the port precinct. It has also introduced a structured traffic flow system including signs and markings to ensure a

safe and smooth flow of traffic for those entering and exiting the port.

Medical facility The Port Medical Facility handles onsite industrial accidents or incidents. Established in December 2004, it is one of the few strategically placed employee occupational health centres on the island, focusing on Industrial and Occupational Health and Safety guidelines to reduce potential occupational hazards and maintain workplace safety. The Medical Facility is managed by a senior industrial nurse, supported by nurses and medical professionals. Its range of care also includes external services such as medical practitioners, emergency departments, physiotherapy facilities and counselling services as well as regular staff health and wellness educational programmes.

Fitness centre One of the latest initiatives by BPI is the new Portside Fitness Centre. This on-site facility, opened in October 2016, is designed to meet the growing interest of staff in general health and wellness.

The Medical Facility collaborates with the Fitness Centre to manage the health of BPI staff by recommending fitness programmes; helping employees to deal with chronic illness; preventing injuries; and monitoring the overall well-being of port workers.


Marine services

Supporting cruise ships and cargo vessels The Marine Services Department of Barbados Port Inc. is responsible for the supply of pilotage, towage and mooring services to all vessels at Bridgetown Port. It also coordinates the provision of aids to navigation. These include lighthouses and buoys such as those marking the approach channel to the Deep Water Harbour, wrecks and submerged breakwaters. As each ship enters Bridgetown, experienced BPI pilots are on hand to brief the captain and crew on weather and tides and guide them to their assigned berth. The pilots also assist with berthing and unberthing of vessels at the Spring Garden Tanker anchorage, just north of the port; at the Arawak Cement Plant in the north of the island; and at the tanker anchorage at Oistins in the south, where most of the aviation fuel for the airport is received. The role played by BPI Marine Services has been a key factor in Barbados becoming a major homeporting destination in the southern Caribbean.

Off port limits services The Marine Services Department provides off port limits (OPS) services including fresh water delivery, fire-fighting, rescue and medical assistance. The strategic location of Barbados and its good reputation for safety and services have led to this range of services being expanded to tankers in transit

between the US Gulf and the Far East, particularly for stores replenishment, repairs, and at-sea exchanges of crew. Bridgetown has become a port of choice for these tankers and the Marine Services Department continues to perform these OPS services two miles offshore. BPI has entered into a strategic alliance with the international tug operator Svitzer with a sale and leaseback agreement relating to the port tugs ‘Barbados II’ and ‘Pelican II’. This provides an opportunity for general capacity building as well as for improved operational efficiency and enhanced port services.

Making history As stated earlier, BPI has six cadets enrolled in a training programme at the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Jamaica. These four Navigating and two Engineering cadets have completed most of the academic requirements of their four-year course and will complete the final examinations in 2017 to achieve their Officer in Charge of Navigating Watch (OICNW) designation.

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Port operations Annual summary

Vessel calls








414 392 358 374 390 394 424

General cargo – Deep Water Harbour








General cargo – Shallow Draught








Cargo – Bulk Handling Facility (Inc PF)








Bulk sugar

3 2 2 1 2 2 1


12 11 13 6 8 15 8

Cargo – Cement Plant
















Other vessels

404 436 425 412 368 250 188

Total calls



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Cargo handled








Domestic Containerised discharged 757,647







Breakbulk discharged







Direct delivery


0 0 0 0 0 23,000 30,000

Total discharged (imports) 849,123 829,860

802,713 793,576


868,479 948,019

Containerised loaded 134,135 138,743 150,145 154,500 164,324 135,789 142,178 Breakbulk loaded Total loaded (exports)








142,411 146,178 161,071 160,043 172,351 140,528 146,553

Transhipment containerised 72,302














Total transhipment








Shifted – containerised











Transhipment breakbulk

Total tonnage handled

TEUs handled

1,083,971 1,034,333

1,159,231 1,327,668








Inbound laden








Inbound empty








Outbound laden








Outbound empty









5,798.0 2,767.5 1,498.0 1,687.0 6,039.0 10,221 15,722

Total TEUs















Cruise passengers

Bulk cargo handled

745,175 726,543 617,438 663,263 683,346 712,766 731,137









24,218 21,637 20,751 14,454 12,593 8,783 6,008


40,730 44,992 51,066 36,422 51,844 42,730 26,320

Fish oil/margarine/fat 0 0 1,498 0 0 0 0 Grain/agribulk

88,645 83,251 68,432 73,242 84,338 74,037 64,624


1,952 2,053 700 1,300 1,100 701

Petroleum products Limestone Cement

647,901 0

642,707 0




3,700 10,500







124,963 114,236 78,919 156,879 144,347 134,632 149,501

Hydrated lime

1,835 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gypsum/pozzolan gravel








Cement plant other








Iron ore








Dwh other*








Total TEUs








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Energy conservation

Port achieves boost in energy efficiency

Since 2013 BPI has been implementing a range of strategic energy efficiency measures that are expected to reduce the port’s overall electricity use by at least 60 per cent.

Office lighting In its administration building, sheds and various other port areas, BPI has: • Replaced about 1,500 fluorescent tubes of 40W power with LED tubes of 18W • Introduced programmable occupancy sensors in certain office areas to turn off lights and air conditioning when people leave the area and turn them on when someone enters

Air conditioning

• Reduced electricity use by over 60 per cent.

• 65 per cent reduction in electricity use

Area lighting

• In the administration building, the four commercial 50 ton AC units to be replaced by variable refrigerant flow (VRF) type AC units

In Container Park 1 the BPI has introduced: • High mast lighting using light emitting plasma (LEP) fixtures • Lights at 100 ft high • Control of lighting intensity and switching lights on and off via online software • 64 per cent reduction in electricity use.

Security lighting • Installation of LED floodlights and wall packs

• In sheds and offices, the existing split AC units to be replaced by inverter type AC units as required

• 55 per cent expected reduction in electricity use.

Alternative energy Since 2015 BPI has taken steps to introduce alternative energy solutions and is continuing to look at alternative energy initiatives. The Ministry of Energy, through the Inter-American Development Bank will donate a 500 kWh (kilowatt hour) photovoltaic system to BPI, representing about 20 per cent of its total electricity needs. BPI will now pay for 2.88 million kWh of electricity on a yearly basis.

• 65 per cent reduction in electricity use.

Street lighting • Replacement of metal halide with LED lights • Remote areas to use solar-powered street lighting • 65 per cent reduction in electricity use.


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BPI’s annual consumption of electricity, currently 6 million kWh, will be reduced to 3.6 million kWh as a result of such energy efficient measures and alternative energy activities. New sheds constructed as part of the Port Master Plan will incorporate solar panels in line with this alternative energy philosophy.

Historic Bridgetown Discover historic Bridgetown and its surrounds Barbados has a rich and diverse history spanning generations – and the nation’s capital, Bridgetown, is certainly no exception. As a testament to its deep historical significance, in 2011 the site of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was placed on the prestigious Unesco World Heritage List. There are 115 listed buildings in Bridgetown, many of which retain their original components and authentic colonial architecture. Just outside Bridgetown, the British-built garrison is said to be one of the most structurally complete of its kind in the world.

First port of call From the time when it became a British settlement in the 17th century, Bridgetown was known as the first port of call for ships on the transatlantic crossing from Africa. Originally known as Indian River Bridge – because the bridge was built by the island’s original Amerindian inhabitants – Bridgetown has evolved into an international commercial hub. The capital is home to all manner of businesses, homes, banks, churches and government buildings while retaining its old-world charm.

The Parliament Buildings, located in National Heroes Square, are home to the third-oldest political system in the Commonwealth, dating back over 350 years. These buildings also contain the Barbados Museum of Parliament and the National Heroes Gallery. Another one of Bridgetown’s iconic monuments is the Independence Arch, built in 1987 to mark the 21st year of independence from Great Britain. In 2016 the island marked the 50th anniversary of Independence and Bridgetown really came alive to celebrate this historic milestone. Other places of significance in Bridgetown include St Michael’s Cathedral, once recognised as having the widest arched roof in the world; the restored Jewish Synagogue and Nidhe Israel Museum; Tyrol Cot House and Heritage Village; and the island’s oldest cricket ground, Kensington Oval, with the Cricket Legends of Barbados Museum nearby.

Bridgetown continues to play a vital role in the island’s international trading relationships and commercial partnerships. It is the port of entry for 90 per cent of the goods used in the manufacturing and retail sectors in Barbados.

Landmarks Throughout Bridgetown there are historic landmarks waiting to be discovered.

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Fostering manufacture in Barbados As a developing nation, Barbados is always looking for new and innovative ways to facilitate economic growth. Manufacturing is closely linked to the island’s economic activity, so achievements in this sector greatly enhance the possibilities of economic recovery.

cruise ships can be handed off directly rather than employing local labour – again reducing the cost of handling such cargo and opening the way to further export business.

The Barbados Manufacturers’ Association works tirelessly to develop and maintain its strategic partnerships and Barbados Port Inc. is a valued partner and supporter of the BMA’s efforts to work with the local manufacturing sector.

To combat the excessive loading charges on containers carrying imported goods, the BPI has devised a system whereby businesses can call port security after hours to receive containers in the holding area – again, helping local manufacturers to reduce their costs.

BPI is committed to improving services and standards in order to pave the way for economic growth in Barbados. It recognises the key role played by the manufacturing sector – and the BMA – in promoting the manufacturing and export of Barbadian products.

Exports With exports currently representing less than five per cent of the port’s cargo handling activity, the BPI is working to help the manufacturing sector to improve this figure and to ensure that export statistics remain competitive within the region. Port discussions with the Barbados Workers’ Union have resulted in an agreement to increase the tonnage allowance for exemption from labour from 35 to 50 tonnes for vessels working in the Shallow Draught. This means that more of the cargo handled by vessels in the Shallow Draught can be handled by ship’s crew, rather than local port labour, allowing these operations to take place at lower cost – a saving expected to be passed down to the manufacturing level.


Continued assistance In another effort to reduce costs for the manufacturing sector, the BPI offers concessions on local and regional trade. There is currently a 20 per cent discount on Receipt, Storage and Delivery charges for exported or imported Caribbean-originated cargo handled in the Shallow Draught Harbour. In the 2015 tariff adjustments, the BPI also granted a full waiver of the export charge on containers carrying locally manufactured goods. In addition, the levy per tonne on locally manufactured sugar has also been waived. The BPI will continue to assist local manufacturing through these initiatives in order to encourage growth in the manufacturing sector and boost the local economy.

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Tourism goes from strength to strength Barbados has long been recognised as a top international visitor destination and today its tourism sector is going from strength to strength. In fact, tourism has overtaken sugar cane as the island’s primary foreign exchange earner and it continues to be an area of major focus for Barbados moving forward. In response to the recent trend towards luxury tourism, the Government of Barbados has been working hard to foster this growing niche market and to boost the island’s economy through tourism.

Something for everyone Barbados has a uniquely diverse appeal for visitors, with a range of attractions and sightseeing opportunities that guarantees something for everyone. From pristine beaches and beautiful countryside to fine cuisine and a vibrant nightlife, the island’s thriving tourism sector draws nearly 1 million visitors from across the world each year – and it’s easy to see why. The annual calendar of events in Barbados features a smorgasbord of activities and entertainment, ranging from festivals and concerts to high-profile sporting events. These include music and theatre, motor sport, polo matches and sailing regattas, the annual Food, Wine and Rum Festival and the famous Crop Over festival, held from July to August each year.


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In addition, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) hosts an annual Tourism Week that is regarded as one of the best in the region. A celebration of those in the local tourism industry, it also acts as a promotional avenue to encourage even more visitors to the island. In 2016 it was moved from its customary slot in December to September to coincide with World Tourism Day.

BPI plays its part The Barbados tourism industry is further developing its cruise sector, an identified area of growth. Plans are already being rolled out to support this growth and to reinforce the island’s strong position in the international cruise sector. Most notably, Barbados Port Inc. carried out a significant expansion of berthing in 2015 which now allows some of the world’s biggest cruise ships to dock in Bridgetown harbour, bringing in large numbers of visitors.


A paradise for shoppers Don’t let the size of the island fool you – when it comes to shopping options in Barbados, there is something to suit every style, taste and budget. Cruise passengers can begin their Barbados shopping experience from the moment they disembark. The cruise terminal has over 20,000 sq ft of duty-free shops offering jewellery, perfume, clothing, crystal, ornaments and souvenirs – all under one roof. Just outside the cruise terminal is the quaint Pelican Village Craft Centre and gallery, where local artisans display a variety of handmade arts and crafts for sale. Next stop is Bridgetown, where the streets are lined with department stores, speciality shops, banking services and restaurants. They include an outlet of the duty-free department store Cave Shepherd as well as upmarket jewellery stores like Diamonds International, Little Switzerland and Colombian Emeralds International.

Stores and services Over the years, several modern shopping centres have sprung up across the island. One of the largest is Sheraton Centre on the south coast, with some 120 stores and services, including duty-free shopping, as well as a multiplex cinema and a food court offering local, regional and international cuisine. The Lanterns Mall shopping complex is located close to Accra Beach, a popular tourist resort on the south coast. It offers banking services, a food court, a health store and various other outlets including a Subway, a wine shop and a convenience store.

Further inland, in Haggatt Hall, there is Sky Mall, home to clothing stores, electronics shops and other retail outlets. There is also a food court with a Burger King and a large modern supermarket. On the west coast, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown features top-class brands like Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Built on three courtyards, the Limegrove centre has boutiques, restaurants, gourmet delis, cafés, bars, an art gallery, a cinema, a spa and salon and even a regular events programme with live entertainment, craft fairs, parties and art exhibitions. Also in Holetown is Sunset Crest Mall, offering a range of boutiques, banking facilities, a café and kiosks with gifts and souvenirs. The nearby Chattel Village is a Barbadian-style shopping development with a cluster of boutiques housed in traditional chattel houses offering souvenirs, clothing and locally made jewellery. There is also a café.

Farmers’ markets Barbados has also seen an increase in the number of local farmers’ markets. In addition to locally grown fruit and vegetables, these markets offer locally made goods ranging from bags to pottery to paintings to books as well as natural honey and freshly squeezed juices. The popular Brighton farmers’ market is held every Saturday, the Holder’s market on Sundays and the Hastings market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18


Arts and culture

Shining a light on Barbadian arts Known across the world for its vibrant culture and dedication to the arts, Barbados is home to a wide range of gifted practitioners in every field from music and dance to prose and poetry and from craftwork and painting to cookery. These talented artists continue to add their shine to the nation’s rich cultural heritage. Their works can be appreciated not only in local art galleries but also live on stage at the island’s regular cultural festivals. Perhaps the most internationally recognised homegrown talent is the pop music sensation Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty, singer of the chart-topping hit ‘Diamonds’. Other popular musical artists include the four-piece band Cover Drive, the soca group Krosfyah, the singer Rupert ‘Rupee’ Clarke (famous for his single ‘I Am A Bajan’) and Alison Hinds, the ‘Queen of Soca’. Irving Burgie, who wrote the words of the Barbados National Anthem, also produced the music and lyrics of the iconic ‘Banana Boat Song (Day-O)’, one of the Caribbean’s best-known melodies. Notable Barbadian writers include columnist, editor and author John Wickham: novelist George


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Lamming; and poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite, winner of the 1994 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and a professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.

Festivals Throughout the year, visitors to Barbados have an opportunity to enjoy the many festivals that reflect the island’s diverse and unique culture. These include the Barbados Music Awards, held in January each year; the Holetown Festival in February; Oistins Fish Festival and Holders Season in March; the Barbados Reggae Festival in April; the Celtic Festival in May; and in November, two big events: the Food, Wine and Rum Festival and the month-long National Independence Festival

of Creative Arts, showcasing Bajan culture and creativity through drama, dance, literature, visual arts and photography. Highlight of the island’s festival calendar is undoubtedly the famous Crop Over season, which officially runs from July until the first Monday in August, although many Crop Over events are known to start as early as May. Historically, the festival was held to mark the end of the sugar cane harvest by slaves who had been brought over to Barbados from Africa. Today, these ties can still be seen in the folk songs, traditional calypsos, masquerades and revelry that characterise Crop Over as well as in the climatic all-day street party that is Grand Kadooment Day.

BPI promotes culture In December 2016 the port commissioned eight murals by Barbadian artists to be painted on the doors of the home-port terminal at Shed 3. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Barbadian Independence, this project is designed to enhance the overall experience of cruise passengers as they disembark and embark. David Jean-Marie, chief executive of BPI, said he was delighted to be part of such a special project to celebrate the island’s 50th year of independence and as part of the port’s continued plan to improve the visitor experience in Barbados. “This project has been 10 years in the making and we are excited to be able to give eight of our talented local artists the opportunity to tell the story of the social, economic and physical development of Barbados to our visitors,” he said.

The Hon Richard Sealy, Minister for Tourism and International Transport, applauded the initiative, saying it was an important project to celebrate the culture of Barbados and to showcase some of the more traditional elements of Barbadian life to a growing number of cruise visitors. “I am thrilled by this project on so many levels,” said Mr Sealy. “It is such a wonderful opportunity for our local artists to tell our story to visitors as well as to promote the high quality of visual arts we have here in Barbados. A great cross-section of artists have been chosen and I believe this will be another stepping stone to showing our visitors the importance of arts in Barbadian society as well as significantly improving the port customer experience.” The artists commissioned to paint the murals include Tracey Williams, David Alleyne, Maurice Forde, Mark Maynard, Omowale Stewart, Don Small and Petra Toyin. Sadly, the eighth artist, Fielding Babb, passed away early in 2017. However, efforts are under way to realise his vision. The works of art will be transportable so they can be integrated into any new developments as the port continues to grow and expand its infrastructure to offer the highest standard of home-porting services and passenger experience in the region. Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18


Harrison’s Cave

Experience the natural beauty of Barbados Some of the most beautiful and spectacular geological features of Barbados can be seen at Harrison’s Cave, a huge underground cave system open to the public and one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. Located in the inland parish of St Thomas, Harrison’s Cave is a ‘must see’ for visitors to Barbados. In fact, the caves are regarded by many as one of the wonders of the world. It is the only ‘drive-in’ cave in the

Caribbean region and one of only three in the world to offer this kind of experience. Originally opened as a visitor site in 1981, Harrison’s Cave was further enhanced in 2010 through a significant investment by the Government of Barbados. The caves were provided with enhanced facilities that included improved parking, a souvenir shop, a restaurant and dining area and a visitor centre.

Cave tours Visitors can tour this underground network with its beautiful crystallised limestone caverns, flowing streams and natural stalactite and stalagmite formations that adorn the interior. Since the caves were reopened, visitors have been able to choose from a variety of daily one-hour tours that include the Eco-Adventure Tour, the Walk-In Cave Tour and the Scenic Gully Tour, where visitors are guided along nature trails, giving them an opportunity to view the tropical flora and native wildlife and, of course, to explore the intricate cave formations.


A walk beside the coast One of the island’s most popular locations is the South Coast Boardwalk. This 1.2 km stretch of fully accessible walkway goes from Hastings to Rockley and provides an opportunity for both local and visiting pedestrians to stroll along the coast, exercise, take pictures, dine, meet friends or simply relax and watch the world go by. Construction of the South Coast Boardwalk was carefully managed by the Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit to minimise its impact on the natural environment. Completed in 2009, it was officially renamed in 2012 in honour of Sir Richard Haynes, a distinguished Barbadian politician and businessman, who died in 2013.

Part of the Coastal Zone Management Unit’s Holetown project, this boardwalk has also served to minimise the extent of environmental impacts on the shoreline and to protect this stretch of beach for future generations to come.


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Following the success of the Richard Haynes Boardwalk, another boardwalk was constructed in 2009 along the west coast, making this section of the island more publicly accessible than ever before.


Blooming Barbados is ‘best in show’ Known worldwide for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, Barbados also has an abundance of exquisite flora just waiting to be discovered. The national flower of Barbados is the dwarf poinciana, also known as the Pride of Barbados. A prominent symbol on the national coat of arms, it blooms all year round and its fiery red and yellow colours can be seen everywhere on the island.

Accolades The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) has long been a star contender at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London, having won a medal every year in its 28 years of participation so far. The society’s medal tally currently stands at 18 gold, nine silver-gilt and one silver. Impressively, the BHS has won three gold medals in a row – in 2014 for its ‘Sailor’s Valentine Garden’ display, in 2015 for ‘Gully Adventure’ and again in 2016 for ‘This Place in Barbados’. The Barbados Association of Flower Arrangers also made its international mark in 2016, winning silver in the Sculpture in the Garden division for its display ‘Under the Waves’.

Gardens in abundance Nature lovers will delight in the island’s many public gardens, which offer a perfect showcase for its wide range of flora. Hunte’s Gardens, in the eastern parish of St Joseph, is a beautiful walk-through garden created by the legendary horticulturalist Anthony Hunte. Also in St Joseph, the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens are a tranquil haven of tropical flora and award-winning blooms.

Spanning six acres, the Andromeda Botanic Gardens contain exotic flowers and trees including orchids, hibiscus, ferns and cacti. One of the island’s main tourist attractions, these gardens are now managed by the Barbados National Trust. Further inland, in St George, lies Orchid World, which has a fine collection of tropical plants as well as beautiful waterfalls and orchid houses. Welchman Hall Gully, in the central parish of St Thomas, is an impressive natural feature originating from collapsed caves. Measuring three quarters of a mile in length, the gully is home to many species of tropical plants and trees, including bamboo and palms, and plays host to a large family of Barbados green monkeys.

Flower and garden show The BHS Annual Flower and Garden Show, held in January, is the highlight of the island’s horticultural calendar, featuring plant and flower competitions, displays, craft stalls, entertainment and other related activities. Visitors to Barbados in the first quarter of the year should also take advantage of the BHS Open Garden Programme in which private gardens are opened to the public. Barbados Port Handbook 2017-18



A paradise for watersports lovers Watersports enthusiasts have long regarded Barbados as a premium destination in which to enjoy the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea as well as to feel the power of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There are close to 100 pristine beaches along the coast offering a range of activities to be enjoyed both on and in the water.

Diving and snorkelling

and catamaran trips with all-inclusive snorkelling packages. On any given day, underwater adventurers can observe an array of tropical fish, sea urchins and starfish as well as beautiful coral reefs. Barbados is also famous for its hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles, which nest on many of its beaches and are closely protected by the government.

Diving enthusiasts can choose from a multitude of dive sites, ranging in depth from 25 ft to 150 ft. The island is home to various dive operators, qualified dive masters and instructors who can provide visitors with equipment, advice and guided tours of the underwater environment. Dive courses are available, ranging from beginner to advanced certifications.

The best places to dive and snorkel are on the south and west coasts, in the calmer waters of the Caribbean.

Snorkellers, too, can enjoy the marine life of the island. Snorkelling equipment is available for private hire and there is the option of guided tours

Many of these sites can be found in the picturesque Carlisle Bay Marine Park, a resting place for shipwrecks of varying ages and sizes including the

Shipwreck diving Adding to the Barbados diving experience are some spectacular shipwreck sites around the island.

Sports ambassadors It was a historic year in 2016 not only for Barbados but for the whole Caribbean as Chelsea Tuach, the region’s top ranked international surfer, competed as the first and lone representative on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

‘Bajan Queen’. The marine park is ideal for a night dive, with opportunities to see basket starfish, octopus, shrimp and other marine life. One of Barbados’s top dive sites is the ‘Stavronikita’, a 365 ft cargo ship that was deliberately sunk by the government to act as an artificial reef. Better known as ‘The Stav’, the wreck lies upright and intact on a sandy bed and is a favourite with advanced divers.

In July last year Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc named Chelsea Tuach and Brian Talma – another outstanding international watersports performer – as sports ambassadors in recognition of their commendable performance and their impact on promoting sports tourism in Barbados.

Underwater enthusiasts should also note that tours are available, with a variety of dive options.

Surf’s up The waters of Barbados are home to a wide variety of ‘above-water’ activities that include surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, body boarding, jet skiing and paddle boarding. Surfing is especially popular with local people and visitors alike. The island has a number of surf schools which not only rent boards to savvy surfers but also offer lessons. Beginners can enjoy the calmer waves along the south coast, while pro surfers will delight in the Atlantic Ocean swell at Bathsheba on the east coast.

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Real estate

Investing in a piece of paradise Barbados has long been considered a premium international destination, both for visiting holidaymakers and for persons looking to relocate. For this reason, the island enjoys a strong and healthy real estate market with properties in high demand to buy, rent and sell. Barbados is a very attractive real estate investment option for a variety of reasons. The island not only enjoys the luxury of sun, sea and sand, but also has a rich heritage and culture that is reflected in the diversity of the real estate available. Barbados offers excellent infrastructure and this, combined with a steady history of social and political stability, makes it a perfect investment opportunity for those looking to enter the local market.

What properties are available? Properties in Barbados vary greatly in style, size and price, ranging from small chattel houses in the countryside to deluxe beachfront villas. Due to the increase in luxury tourism to Barbados, there has been a recent trend towards villa developments, especially along the west coast of the island. There has also been a change in the architecture of properties towards a more modern and contemporary approach; but there are still plenty of more traditional real estate options including grand old plantation houses and restored Barbadian homes.

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ests looking to set up in the Caribbean. The island offers a range of commercial properties to suit any prospective business venture, including office and retail space, restaurants, hotels and warehouses as well as commercial and agricultural land, all of which can be bought or rented at reasonable prices.

Global market implications The global market crash of 2008 sent shockwaves throughout the real estate sector; however, the Barbados market has remained surprisingly strong and is continuing to rebuild every year. The global financial crisis saw a significant reduction in real estate prices worldwide that continues in Barbados to this day; which means there has never been a better time to invest in your own piece of paradise.

Offshore business

Business in Barbados remains world-class Barbados has long been praised for its solid reputation in the world of business, extending to both the local and offshore business sectors.

capability, a dependable road network and plenty of commercial real estate available for rent or for purchase.

The island’s sound financial system, welcoming environment and stable social and political history have made it an appealing venue for many business interests, leading to a strong offshore business and commerce sector.

Skilled workforce

As a small but relatively stable economy, Barbados has worked hard to establish a positive reputation in the global business sector; and these efforts have attracted various international enterprises in areas such as tourism and hospitality, financial services and manufacturing. And companies are attracted by the many offshore tax benefits associated with setting up a business in Barbados.

As part of its ongoing development, Barbados has always placed great emphasis on education and has one of the highest literacy rates in the world – close to 100 per cent. This has led to the creation of a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, adding to the island’s appeal as a prime destination for international business.

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Barbados has invested heavily in setting up the necessary infrastructure for both local and international businesses to operate successfully. This includes a sophisticated telecommunications

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Sister ports

Sister port agreements benefit BPI Barbados Port Inc. has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Panama and the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish-owned Canary Islands. Under these agreements, BPI will share knowledge and other resources with its new sister ports in Central America and North Africa. Thus far, BPI has hosted a joint customer service workshop with MIT and has been involved in visits and an exchange of expertise among key technical positions.

Three operators from BPI underwent a two-week training course at MIT. The operators, Anthony Marshall, Ryan Bowen and Israel Ellis, were given an opportunity to broaden their port experience by visiting one of the world’s largest privately operated terminals.

Sharing perspectives In the same spirit of collaboration, two MIT representatives travelled to Barbados to learn from BPI’s own operators and to share their perspectives on port customer service worldwide. MIT employees Gina Johnson and Pete McGivern were taken on a tour of Bridgetown Port including the BICO complex and the Sugar Bond. They visited berths and terminals as well as a tug. Gina Johnson, from MIT’s Claims and Process Department, also took part in a customer service quality workshop, while Pete McGivern gave a presentation to stevedores who were in the competency-based training. The MoU with Tenerife resulted from discussions about the Barbados 50 yacht race. This was significant because several ports under the jurisdiction of Puertos de Tenerife were involved in the Canary Odyssey leg of Barbados 50. The MoU addresses key areas of cooperation including joint marketing of transatlantic yacht races, cooperation over cruise tourism, collaboration in the area of container terminal management and security considerations in cargo and container ports.


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Ship registry

Ship registry upholds world-class standards The Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) is recognised around the world as a high-quality, service-driven registry that seeks to uphold the highest international shipping standards and conventions. The BMSR has been included regularly in the prestigious Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) White List, which represents the highest quality of flag categorisation in the maritime industry. In 2016 Barbados was part of the international Concentrated Inspection Campaign to set minimum standards of working and living conditions on board ships registered with the Barbadian flag at Barbados Port Inc.

Service priority There are currently 136 ships and 34 yachts on the Barbados registry, equivalent to a total tonnage of about 1.9 million, including a range of newer and larger ships. Customer service is of prime importance to the BMSR and its staff are trained to assist shipowners with queries from anywhere in the world. In the event of an emergency at sea, the BMSR provides a 24-hour on-call service. A regular bulletin is issued to keep ship managers abreast of policy news from the International Maritime Organization, of which Barbados has been a member since 1971.

At global forefront As one of over 90 countries with ship registries, Barbados is part of an international maritime network that aims to uphold the highest registry standards and conventions. The BMSR engages with all the major international classification societies, meaning that Barbados meets the highest standards of international shipping classification. The BMSR has its head office in London and has offices in other major cities. The registry advertises in publications worldwide and uses other opportunities and means to promote the benefits of joining.

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Rum and sugar Sweet taste of success

Sugar and rum have been among the staple industries of Barbados for a very long time. Historically, these two products were the very backbone of the island’s economy and they continue to be vital exports for Barbados.

Sugar in Barbados The sugar cane industry began in Barbados in the 17th century with the arrival of the first British settlers, who developed the island into one of the biggest sugar exporting countries in the world. As the sugar trade boomed, the island was divided into large estates, each with its own African slave workers providing harvest labour to the ‘elite’ plantation owners. This situation continued well into the 19th century. Eventually, however, a series of slave rebellions led to the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of slaves in Barbados and throughout the British Empire in 1834.


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At one time, Barbados had more than 10 sugar mills; but the cost of production, together with a drop in the market price, forced the closure of most of these, leaving the island with only two active sugar mills. Although Barbados has scaled back its sugar production in recent years, it continues to be a solid commercial enterprise for the island, which is still counted among the world’s best sugar producers.

Birthplace of rum Rum developed into a very successful commercial endeavour for Barbados as an extension of the sugar cane industry. The spirit is made from the by-products of sugarcane – primarily molasses and cane juice – and Barbados produces some of the best quality rums in the world. In fact, Barbados is often described as the birthplace of rum. It is widely accepted that Barbadian slaves in the 17th century discovered that sugar cane by-products could be fermented into alcohol.

Mount Gay Rum is acknowledged to be the oldest brand of rum in existence. Dating back 300 years, it is still made in Barbados and exported to over 100 countries. Barbados is famous for its so-called rum shops – small local stores selling everything from basic groceries to hot lunches and, of course, rum. They are a popular meeting place for local people to play dominoes, watch sports and catch up on the day’s events over a couple of drinks. There are over 1,000 of these Bajan outlets across the island. For an authentic Barbadian experience, they are well worth a visit.

Rum tours The Mount Gay Rum Tour is one of the island’s most popular tourist experiences. Visitors can tour the distillery and sample this famous local spirit while learning all about its production and history. There are opportunities, too, for tours of the West Indies Rum Distillery, known for its Cockspur and Malibu rums, as well as the Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park and the smaller private rum distillery of St Nicholas Abbey.

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Barbados Port Inc. Business directory Useful addresses Barbados Agriculture Development & Marketing Corporation (Fairy Valley) Tel: 1 (246) 428-0250 Fax: 1 (246) 428-0152 (Princess Alice Highway) Tel: 1 (246) 427-5250/52 Fax: 1 (246) 426-0694 Email: Fairy Valley Plantation House Christ Church Chief Executive Officer/(Ag.): Shawn Tudor

Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tel: 1 (246) 434-4750/430-5700 Fax: 1 (246) 228-2907 Email: Web: 2 Braemar Court, Deighton Rd Brittons Hill, St. Michael President: Eddie Abed Senior Vice President: Edward Clarke Business Development Officer: Carol Charles

Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association Tel: 1 (246) 622-5041 Fax: 1 (246) 429-2845 Email: Web: 4th Ave Belleville St. Michael Chairman: Roseann Myers Chief Executive Officer: Rudy Grant

Barbados Investment & Development Corporation Tel: 1 (246) 427-5350 Fax: 1 (246) 426-7802 Email: Email: Email: Web: Pelican House, Princess Alice Highway St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Sonja Trotman Director of Export Services: Fern Lewis (Ag) Manager of Industrial Services: Neville Rice Director – Entrepreneur Development Division: Marina Tate


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Customs & Excise Department

Tel: 1 (246) 434-6100 Fax: 1 (246) 429-5348 Email: Web: University Row Bridgetown Chief Executive Officer: 1 (246) 434-6137 Manager, Terminal Operations: 1 (246) 434-6125 Manager, Security Services: 1 (246) 4346123 Manager, Marine Services: 1 (246) 4346128

Tel: 1 (246) 310-2300 Fax: 1 (246) 421-2029 Email: 2nd Floor West Wing Warrens Office Complex Warrens, St. Michael Comptroller of Customs (Ag.): Annette Weekes Administration /Contact: Anne-Marie Burke-Brewster BPI Administration Building University Row St. Michael Tel 1 (246) 310-3800 Fax 1 (246) 430-2370 Assistant Comptroller: (Ag): Hayden Coppin Financial Controller: Sonia Gamble Barbados Port Inc. BPI – Assistant Comptroller: Ian Callender BPI Shed 2 – Frank Warner – 1 (246) 310-3857 BPI Shed 4 – Edlyn Howell – 1 (246) 310-3860 Cruise Terminal – Delore Harewood

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc & Barbados Tourism Product Authority Tel: 1 (246) 467-3600 Fax: 1 (246) 426-4080 Email: Email: 1st Floor, Warrens Office Complex Warrens St. Michael Chief Executive Officer – Marketing: William ‘Billie’ Griffith Director of USA: Petra Roach Chief Executive Officer – Tourism Product Authority: Kerry Hall

Caribbean Maritime Institute Tel: (876) 924-8150 Fax: (876) 924-8158 Email: Email: Web: Palisadoes Park PO Box 8390 Kingston CSO Jamaica Executive Director: Fritz Pinnock Director School of Advanced Skills: Osric Forrest

Caribbean Tourism Organization Tel: 1 (246) 427-5242 Fax: 1 (246) 429-3065 Email: Web: Ground Floor Baobab Tower, Warrens St. Michael Secretary General: Hugh Riley Director of Human Resources Mobilization & Development: Bonita Morgan

Central Bank of Barbados Tel: 1 (246) 436-6870 Fax: 1 (246) 427-9559 Email: Web: Tom Adams Financial Centre Spry Street Bridgetown Governor: Delisle Worrell Deputy Governor: Cleviston Haynes Deputy Governor: Harold Codrington

Fair Trading Commission Tel: 1 (246) 424-0260 Fax: 1 (246) 424-0300 Email: Web: Good Hope Green Hill St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Sandra Sealy Executive Secretary/Contact: Denese Alleyne

General Post Office Tel: 1 (246) 436-4800 Fax: 1 (246) 429-4118/429-8178 Email: Web: General Post Office Cheapside St. Michael Post Master General: Margaret Ashby

Government Information Service Tel: 1 (246) 427-6220 Fax: 1 (246) 436-1317 Email: Web: Bay Street St. Michael Chief Information Officer: Sharon Lynch Senior Information Officer (Television): Cathy Lashley Deputy Chief Information Officer (Television): Ian Inniss Port Rep/Contact: Kim Ramsey-Moore

Immigration Department Tel: 1 (246) 426-1011 Fax: 1 (246) 426-0819 Email: Web: Careenage House The Wharf Bridgetown Chief Immigration Officer: Wayne Marshall Senior Immigration Officer: David Austin (Port) Tel: 1 (246) 435-0211

Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Graeme Hall Christ Church Email: Tel: 1 (246) 535-5100 Fax: 1 (246) 535-5257/8 Minister: The Hon. David C. Estwick Permanent Secretary: Esworth Reid

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Empowerment, Innovation, Trade, Industry and Commerce 3rd Floor, East Wing, Warrens Office Complex St. Michael Email: Tel: 1(246) 535-1300 Fax: 1 (246) 535-1368 Minister: The Hon. Christopher P. Sinckler Permanent Secretary: Seighbert Federick

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Culloden Road St. Michael Email: Tel: 1(246) 429-7108 Fax: 1 (246) 429-6652 Minister: The Hon. Maxine P. O. McClean Permanent Secretary: Cecile Humphrey

Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development

Ministry of Transport and Works The Pine St. Michael Email: Tel: 1(246) 429-3495 Fax: 1 (246) 437-8133 Minister: The Hon. Michael A. Lashley Permanent Secretary: Simone Rudder

National Conservation Commission Tel: 1 (246) 425-1200/02/12 Fax: 1 (246) 424-9415 Email: Codrington House St. Michael General Manager: Keith Neblett Deputy General Manager: Michael Thompson Secretary/Contact: Beverly White

Plant Quarantine Tel: 1 (246) 426-1222 Fax: 1 (246) 426-6927 Email: Crumpton Street Bridgetown Senior Agriculture Assistant: Ian Griffith Senior Agriculture Assistant: Orville Holder – Airport – Fax: 1 (246) 420-7368 Anthony Dorne – Port – Fax: 1 (246) 228-1406

Port Health Tel: 1 (246) 426-3953 Fax: 1 (246) 426-2408 Deep Water Harbour Bridgetown Port Bridgetown Chief Environmental Health Officer: Desmond King (Ag.) Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer: Francina Bascombe Health Officer: Peter Best Port Health Specialist: Peter Harte

Royal Barbados Police Force

Reef Road Fontabelle St. Michael Email: Tel: 1(246) 535-7700 Fax: 1 (246) 424-2533 Minister: The Hon. Donville O’ Neil Inniss. Permanent Secretary: Philmore Best

Tel: 1 (246) 430-7189 Fax: 1 (246) 429-8755 Email: Police Headquarters James Street Bridgetown Commissioner of Police: Tyrone Griffith (Ag) Deputy Commissioner: Erwine Boyce (Ag) Station Sargeant: Leroy Hope Tel: 1 (246) 430-7236/37

Ministry of Tourism and International Transport

Shipping Association of Barbados

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Two Mile Hill St. Michael Email: Tel: 1 (246) 535-7500 Fax: 1 (246) 436-4828 Minister: The Hon. Richard L. Sealy Permanent Secretary: Donna Cadogan

Tel: 1 (246) 427-9860 Fax: 1 (246) 426-8392 Email: Web: 2nd Floor Trident House Broad Street Bridgetown President: Michael Thornhill Corporate Secretary: Julianne Springer

Sugar Terminal Deep Water Harbour (Barbados Agricultural Management Co Ltd) Tel: 1 (246) 426-1653 Fax: 1 (246) 426-1695 Email: Deep Water Harbour Harbour Road St. Michael Manager: Peter Briggs Secretary/Contact: Heather Bentham

Veterinary Services Tel: 1 (246) 535-0220/21 Fax: 1 (246) 535-0236 Email: The Pine St. Michael Senior Animal Health Assistant/Contact: Roger Bascombe (Pine) Bridgetown Port Tel: 1 (246) 429-6153 Senior Animal Health Assistant: Bryan Sandford

Advertising / Photography Caribbean Aerial Photography Tel: 1 (246) 264-5617 Fax: 1 (246) 435-8091 Email: caribaerialphotography@gmail. com Web: www.caribbeanaerialphotography. com Lewis Tower Rockley Main Road Christ Church Managing Director: David Lewis

Cot Holding Limited Tel: 1 (246) 420-8550 Fax: 1 (246) 420-8555 Email: Web: 16 Newton Industrial Estates Christ Church Managing Director: Nigel Worme Secretary: Liz Sakoory

G & A Communications Inc Tel: 1 (246) 437-2214 Email: Email: Email: Web: Suite 201, The Atrium Haggatt Hall St. Michael Managing Director: Devin Griffith Vice President – Strategy and Accounts Services: Dianne Squires

Willie Alleyne Associates Photography Ltd. Tel: 1 (246) 427-0112 Fax: 1 (246) 427-0112 Email: Flagstaff Streats Road Clapham St. Michael Managing Director: Willie Alleyne Administrative Officer: Maxine Walcott

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Air Freight Aeromarine (B’dos) Limited

Massy Shipping Services Barbados Ltd

Tel: 1 (246) 435-1734/228/2783 Fax: 1 (246) 420-7068 Email: Terminal 2 Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church Manager: Stephen Espinet Agent: Cathy-Ann Currency

Tel: 1 (246) 436-6094 /1 (246) 427-5131 Fax: 1 (246) 426-0484 Email: Email: PO Box 263 Prescod Boulevard, Bridgetown Managing Director: Noel Nurse Operations Supervisor: Kirk Worrell Operations Manager: Paul Rollins

Agents Cargo Master Barbados Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 537-1310 Fax: 1 (246) 537-0112 Email: James Fort Building Hincks Street Bridgetown Chairman and Managing Director: David Harding Director, Port Operations: Gladstone Wharton

Caribbean International Freight & Logistics Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 537-1650 Fax: 1 (246) 537-1658 Email: James Fort Building Hincks Street Bridgetown Managing Director: Christina FariasSuarez Director, Port Operations: Gladstone Wharton

Eric Hassell & Son Tel: 1 (246) 436-6102 Fax: 1 (246) 429-3416 Email: Web: Land’s End Spring Garden St. Michael Marketing Manager: Mark Hassell Managing Director: Erica Luke Operations Manager: Mitchell Forde

Goddard’s Shipping Barbados Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 426-9918 Fax: 1 (246) 426-7322 Email: Web: Goddard’s Complex Fontabelle St. Michael Managing Director: Desmond Layne General Manager – Marine Services: Michael Thornhill

Marine Trading Tel: 1 (246) 538-1292 Fax: 1 (246) 538-1293 Email: Black Rock Main Road St. Michael Managing Director: Ryan Evelyn Director: Bruce Evelyn Office Manager: Wendy Husbands


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Massy Trading Tel: 1 (246) 430-4812 Fax: 1 (246) 430-0051 Email: Web: Brandons St. Michael Managing Director: David Smith Office Manager: Arlin Kellman

Norton Lilly Barbados Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 436-1101 Fax: 1 (246) 436-1150 Email: Ground Floor, Carlisle House Hincks Street Bridgetown General Manager: Sam Millington Operations Manager: Nazalia Phillips

Platinum Port Agency Inc Tel: 1 (246) 431-8929 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8908 Email: Web: Suite 201, 1st Floor, Building4 Harbour Business Park St. Michael Director: Martin Ince Manager: Kevyn Yearwood

Robulk Agencies (B’dos) Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 537-7447 Fax: 1 (246) 537-7456 Email: Web: James Fort Building Hincks Street Bridgetown Managing Director: Scott Veira Financial Controller: Jeffrey Williams

Sea Freight Agencies & Stevedore Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 429-9688 Fax: 1 (246) 429-5107 Email: Email: Goddard’s Complex Fontabelle St. Michael Managing Director: Desmond Layne General Manager – Marine Services: Michael Thornhill

Airlines Air Canada Tel: 1 (246) 428-5077 Ext 3 Fax: 1 (246) 420-7019 Email: Web: Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church Customer Service Manager: Jacqueline Parris Administrative Assistant: Cortez Payne

American Airlines Tel: 1 (246) 428-4120 Ext 5 Fax: 1 (246) 420-7078 Email: Web: Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church General Manager: Jennifer Carter Country Manager: Wellesley Joseph

Liat Tel: 1 (246) 428-8888 Fax: 1 (246) 420-7354 Email: Email: Web: Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church Ground Operation Customer Service Manager (Regional): Oliver Haywood

JetBlue Tel: 1 (246) 418-4174 Fax: 1 (246) 420-8785 Email: Web: Web: Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church Manager: Terry Layne

Banks First Citizens Bank (Barbados) Tel: 1 (246) 431-4500 Fax: 1 (246) 429-5734 Email: Web: 2 Broad Street Bridgetown Manager: Beverley Norville Administrative Assistant: Karen Yarde

Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 431-5700 Fax: 1 (246) 429-2603/426-3218 Email: lthompson@republicbarbados. com Email: Web: 1 Broad Street Bridgetown Managing Director: Ian DeSouza Financial Trust: Eric Scott Branch Manager: Lavere Thompson General Manager: Sharon Zephrine

Royal Bank of Canada Tel: 1 (246) 467-4000 Fax: 1 (246) 427-8393 Email: Web: Upper Broad Street Bridgetown Personal and Commercial Banking: Kevin Darling

Cold storage Bico Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 430-2100 Fax: 1 (246) 426-2198 (Administration) 1 (246) 228-4923 (Cold Storage) 1 (246) 430-9548 (Ice Cream Orders) Email: Web: Harbour Industrial Park St. Michael Chief Executive Officer/Chairman: Edwin Thirlwell Cold Storage Manager: Andrew Branch Contact: Distribution Manager – Ice Cream: Randy Harris

Consolidators Big P Customs Brokers A S & L T Inc Tel: 1 (246) 622-1294/5 Fax:1 (246) 622-1296 Email: Codrington Road St Michael Managing Director: Percy Murrell Office Manager Grace Murrell

Calvin Alkins Customs Services Inc Tel: 1 (246) 435-2826 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1792 Email: Email: Gladstonia Building Fontabelle St. Michael Office Manager: Nordia Alkins Manager: Calvin Alkins

Corlec Forwarding Inc Tel: 1 (246) 228-1494 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1495 Email: RM Jones Complex White Park Road St. Michael Managing Director: Elliot Corbin Senior Supervisor – Operations: Earl Waltress

G & A Freight Forwarding Tel: 1 (246) 426-4579/1 (246) 823-2842 Email: Room 14, Ground Floor Thomas Daniel Building Hincks Street Bridgetown Manager: Grantley Sandiford

Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 435-2826/436-3146 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1792 Email: Gladstonia Building Fontabelle St. Michael Manager: Calvin Alkins

Laparkan Barbados Ltd

Rayside Construction Ltd

Tel: 1 (246) 436-5322 Fax: 1 (246) 436-5717 Email: Alamac Trading Complex Fontabelle St. Michael Manager: John Morris Warehouse Manager: Carol-Ann Edwards

Tel: 1 (246) 417-8300 Fax: 1 (246) 425-5291 Email: hharewood@raysideconstruction. com Malvern Lodge Green Hill St. Michael Director of Operations: Herbert Harewood Administrative Assistant: Trinesha Winston

Premier World Cargo Inc Tel: 1 (246) 228-2424 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1089 Email: Sandgate House Fontabelle St. Michael Managing Director: Norman Rice Operations Clerk: Hye Haile Mikeal

Unique Shipping Agency Tel: 1 (246) 436-8398 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8398 Email: restorationministries@caribsurf. com Bonnets Ave, Gun Site Road Brittons Hill St. Michael Manager: David Durant

Skyline Cargo Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 436-0125 Fax: 1 (246) 431-9048 Email: Small Business Centre Fontabelle St. Michael Managing Director: Rudy Murthy Office Clerks: Debra Ashby/Kathy-Ann Clinton

Construction companies C.O. Williams Construction Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 436-3910 Fax: 1 (246) 427-5336 Email: Web: PO Box 871E Lears St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Charles E. Williams Chairman: Sir Charles Williams General Manager: Neil Weekes

Innotech Services Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 425-2065/1 (246) 425- 2987 Fax: 1 (246) 425-2324 Email: Web: ISL Complex, Lots A, B & C Warrens Industrial Park St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Martin Da Silva Chairman: Anthony J. Da Silva Construction Director: Andrew Adam Secretary: Renee Sealy

Container truckers Hinds Transport Services Tel: 1 (246) 418-6655 Fax: 1 (246) 418-6657 Email: Web: Kendall Hill Christ Church Finance Manager: Dave Hinds Office Manager: Marilyn Carrington

Se-Sash Logistics Corp Tel: 1 (246) 435-5165 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1792 Email: Web: Gladstonia Building Fontabelle St. Michael Office Manager: Nordia Alkins Manager: Calvin Alkins

Willie’s Trucking & Freighting Services Inc Tel: 1 (246) 420-2459 Fax: 1 (246) 420-2459 Email: Charnocks Christ Church General Manager: William Tull Financial Controller: Felicia NowellBrathwaite

Crafts Medford Craft World Tel: 1 (246) 425-1919 Fax: 1 (246) 425-1919 Email: Web: White Hall Main Road St. Michael Manager: Reginald Medford Administrative Assistant: Martha Medford

Cruise terminal Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Inc Tel: 1 (246) 431-0386 Fax: 1 (246) 431-9032 Email: groach@ Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Deep Water Harbour Bridgetown Port St. Michael Chairman: Everton Walters Chief Executive Officer: Geoffrey Roach Financial Controller: Kerry Layne Operations Manager: Pansy Murray

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Customs brokers Big P Customs Brokers A S & L T Inc Tel: 1 (246) 622-1294/5 Fax:1 (246) 622-1296 Email: Codrington Road St Michael Managing Director: Percy Murrell Office Manager: Grace Murrell

Marine Trading Tel: 1 (246) 538-1292 Fax: 1 (246) 538-1293 Email: Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael Managing Director: Ryan Evelyn Director: Bruce Evelyn Office Manager: Wendy Husbands

T S Garraway & Co Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 426-5422 Fax: 1 (246) 426-5427 Email: Cavans Lane Bridgetown Managing Director: Joanne Fraites Assistant Manager: Carolyn Walcott

Distribution Massy Distribution (Formerly SBI Distribution) Tel: 1 (246) 417-8700 Fax: 1 (246) 424-9954 Email: Spring Garden Highway St. Michael Managing Director: Glenn Taylor Customs Manager: Ezra Cummins

Environmental Graphics Design/Printers Novum Tel: 1 (246) 624-5290 Email: 29 West Terrace North Heights St. James Manager: Ian Moore

Hauliers Container Services Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 427-1632 Fax: 1 (246) 426-7845 Email: Email: Harbour Road St. Michael Managing Director: Don Marshall Accountant: Jennifer Bryan

Hill Milling Co Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 429-5591 Fax: 1 (246) 436-0411 Email: Roberts Tenantry Road Haggatt Hall St. Michael Managing Director: Richard Ashby Accountant: Jan Turnbull


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Hinds Transport Services Tel: 1 (246) 437-1960 Fax: 1 (246) 418-6657 Email: Web: Kendall Hill Christ Church Finance Manager: Dave Hinds Office Manager: Marilyn Carrington

Ince Transport Service Tel: 1 (246) 429-4819 Fax: 1 (246) 228-1658 Email: Two-Mile Hill St. Michael Managing Director: Arundell Ince Office Assistant: Valcia Parris

Vere King Transport Tel: 1 (246) 422-2459 Fax: 1 (246) 422-2468 Email: Cemetery Lane Road View St. Peter Managing Director: Vincent King Secretary: Andrea King

Williams Equipment Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 425-5000/262-5000 Fax: 1 (246) 417-9140 Email: Warrens St Michael Managing Director: Stuart Williams Accountant: Wendy Baptiste

Heritage tourism Barbados National Trust Tel: 1 (246) 426-2421 Fax: 1 (246) 429-9055 Email: Web: Wildey House, Wildey St. Michael General Manager: Miguel Pena Administrative Assistant: Carolene Atkins

Insurance companies Guardian General Insurance Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 430-4600 Fax: 1 (246) 427-9038 Email: derick.garrett@myguardiangroup. com Email: nigel.adams@myguardiangroup. com Enfield House Collymore Rock St. Michael Manager of Medical Field: Derick Garrett Executive Manager: Nigel Adams

Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 434-6000 Fax: 1 (246) 426-3393 Email: Web: Roebuck Street Bridgetown Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer: Ingrid Innes Executive Assistant: Elizabeth Greenidge

Pleasure craft Atlantis Submarines (Barbados) Inc Tel: 1 (246) 436-8929 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8933 Email: Web: The Shallow Draught PO Box 394 Bridgetown General Manager: Roseanne Myers Operations Manager/Contact: Robert Hinds

Big Game Fishing Tel: 1 (246) 424-6107 Fax: 1 (246) 421-7582 Email: 28 Prior Park Terrace St James Manager: Katherine Roach-Gomes

Chantours Caribbean Inc (Air And Sea) Tel: 1 (246) 432-5591 Fax: 1 (246) 432-5540 Email: Sunset Crest Plaza2 St. James General Manager: Chantal Warren Operations Manager: Nicholas Warren

Cool Runnnings – Catamaran Cruises Tel: 1 (246) 436-0911 Fax: 1 (246) 429-2596 Email: Web: Ground Floor Carlisle House Hincks Street St. Michael General Manager: Annika Povey Director: Robert Povey

El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises Tel: 1 (246) 417-7245 Fax: 1 (246) 421-7582 28 Prior Park Terrace St. James Email: General Manager/Contact: Ryan Roach

Small Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises Tel: 1 (246) 421-6419 Fax: 1 (246) 421-7582 Email: 28 Prior Park Terrace St. James General Manager/Contact: Ryan Roach

Thriller Ocean Tours

Ecolab Barbados Ltd

Stansfeld Scott & Co Ltd

Tel: 1 (246) 231-8300 Email: thriller-ocean-tours@caribsurf. com High View Bucks St. Thomas General Manager: Stephen Tryhane Manager: Wendy Tryhane

Tel: 1 (246) 428-1602 Fax: 1 (246) 428-0176 Email: Grantley Adams Industrial Park Christ Church Operations Manager: Wayne Kerr Customer Service Representative/ Contact: Jewelle Griffith

Tel: 1 (246) 434-4300 Fax: 1 (246) 426-2958 Email: Web: Spring Garden Highway St. Michael Managing Director: Brian Cabaral Logistics Manager: Wynel Gooding

Public relations

Goddard’s Destination Management Co Tel: 1 (246) 426-9918 Fax: 1 (246) 426-7322 Email: Web: Goddard’s Complex Fontabelle St. Michael Managing Director: Desmond Layne General Manager – Marine Services: Michael Thornhill


PRMR Inc Tel: 1 (246) 438-7592 Fax: 1 (246)425-0551 Email: Web: PO Box 389 Bridgetown

Shipbuilders / repair agents Willie’s Diving & Marine Services Inc Tel: 1 (246) 424-1808 Email: Email: Lower Black Rock St. Michael BB 24012 Managing Director: Michael Hassell Director: Patricia Hassell

Hanschell Inniss Tel: 1 (246) 426-3544 Fax: 1 (246) 427-6938 Email: hanschellinnisltd@thegelgroup. com Web: The Goddard’s Complex Fontabelle St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Vidia Woods

Hotel Food Supplies

Tel: 1 (246) 431-2600 Fax: 1 (246) 426-0755 Email: Email: Barbarees Hill St. Michael Managing Director: Geoffrey Evelyn Chief Financial Officer: Hadley Haynes

Tel: 1 (246) 424-7489 Fax: 1 (246) 438-1298 Email: Email: Email: Web: 46 Warrens Industrial Park Warrens St. Michael Managing Directors: Anthony Pickering Purchasing Manager: Eric Smith General Manager: Judy Adams Operations and Finance Manager / Contact: Tessa Pickering

Carib Supply

Larcombe Trading Ltd

Ship chandlers Bryden Stokes Ltd

Tel: 1 (246) 436-6654 Fax: 1 (246) 427-5477 Email: Web: Cheapside Bridgetown General Manager: Anderson Marshall Accounting Manager: Cleveland Lowe

Tel: 1 (246) 418-0258 Fax: 1 (246) 420-6087 Email: Web: The Dell St. Lawrence Main Road Christ Church Managing Director: Andrew Larcombe

Caribbean Solutions

Pine Hill Dairy

Tel: 1 (246) 429-5871 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8597 Email: White Park Road St. Michael Manager: Roland Mendez

Chickmont Foods Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 418-8000 Fax: 1 (246) 428-0525 Email: Web: Balls Plantation Christ Church Managing Director: Peter Defreitas Purchasing Clerk: Janice Herbert-Clarke

Tel: 1 (246) 227-6600 Fax: 1 (246) 227-6660 Email: Pine Hill Dairy Complex The Pine St. Michael Operations Manager: Lorenzo Roach

Platinum Port Agency Inc Tel: 1 (246) 431-8929 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8908 Email: Web: Suite 201, 1st Floor, Building4 Harbour Business Park St. Michael Director: Martin Ince Manager: Kevyn Yearwood

Barbados Small Business Association Tel: 1 (246) 228-0162 Fax: 1 (246) 228-0613 Email: Suite 101 Building4 Harbour Industrial Estate Bridgetown Chief Executive Officer: Lynette P. Holder Business Operations Manager: Andrea C. Taylor

Sani Services Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 429-5989 Fax: 1 (246) 429-4542 Email: Web: Lower Dayrells Road St. Michael Managing Director: Sonia Harrison General Manager: Nicholas Harrison Administrative Manager: Kellyann Thorpe

Crane And Equipment Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 427-5438 Fax: 1 (246) 437-7274 Email: Email: Web: Bond8 Lower Estate St. George Managing Director: Arthur James Bradshaw Office Assistant: Annalise Corea

Taxi operators Bridgetown Port Taxi Co-Op Society Tel: 1 (246) 431-0605 Fax: 1 (246) 435-3319 Email: bridgetownporttaxi@caribsurf. com Harbour View Bridgetown President: Charles Layne Vice President: Stephen Clarke Secretary: Christopher Hunte

Independent Seaport Taxi Union Tel: 1 (246) 232-7752 Email: Harbour View Bridgetown Chairman: Anthony Eastmond Vice Chairman: Anderson Connell Secretary: Michelle Coward

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Telecommunications and utilities Barbados Light & Power Co Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 626-1800 Fax: 1 (246) 429-6000 Email: jackie.marshall-clarke@blpc. Web: PO Box 142 Garrison Hill St Michael Managing Director: Roger Blackman Manager, Communications and Government Relations: Jackie Marshall-Clarke

Barbados Water Authority Tel: 1 (246) 434-4200 Fax: 1 (246) 435-3736 (Bridgetown) Email: Manor Lodge Complex Green Hill St. Michael General Manager: John Mwansa Marketing & Corp Communications: Yvette Harris-Griffith Financial Controller: Lorna Mascoll

Digicel Tel: 1 (246) 467-7000 Fax: 1 (246) 426-3444 Email: Email: sharron.thomas@digicelgroup. com Web: 2nd Floor, Williams Towers Williams Industries Complex Warrens St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Conor Looney Port’s Rep: Sharron Thomas

Flow Tel: 1 (246) 292-5050 Fax: 1 (246) 436-5036 Email: Email: Winsor Lodge, Government Hill St. Michael Chief Executive Officer: Oliver Chatten After Merger (Managing Director: Naill Sheehy)+ Contact: Port’s Rep: Denise Joseph

Tour operators Barbados Prestige Tours Tel: 1 (246) 425-4461 1 Applewhaites St. George

Cameron Tours Tel: 1 (246) 424-8740 Long Gap Spooners Hill St. Michael

Drayton Transport Maxwell Hill Christ Church

El Tigre Cruises Tel: 1 (246) 417-7245 Cavans Lane Bridgetown

Tel: 1 (246) 434-1111 8 Rendezvous Ridge Christ Church

Tel: 1 (246) 422-2314 Fax: 1 (246) 432-2793 Email: Church Point Holetown St. James Manager: John Nicholls Secretary: Beverley Phillips

Glory Tours

Harrison’s Cave

Facilitators Unlimited Inc

Tel: 1 (246) 231-2932 702 Crystal Court Crystal Heights St. James

Platinum Port Agency Inc Tel: 1 (246) 431-8929 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8908 Suite 201, 1st Floor, Building 4 Harbour Business Park St. Michael

Sun Tours Tel: 1 (246) 434-8430 Cwts Complex Lower Estate St. George

Sunset Crest Transport Co-Op Society Ltd Tel: 1 (246) 432-0529 Sunset Crest Shopping Centre 1 St. James

Tourist attractions Arlington House Museum Tel:1 (246) 422-4064 Fax: 1 (246) 419-0797 Email: Queen Street Speightstown St. Peter General Manager: Miguel Pena Manager: Edwin Sampson

Atlantis Submarines (Barbados) Inc Tel: 1 (246) 436-8929 Fax: 1 (246) 436-8933 Email: Web: The Shallow Draught PO Box 394 Bridgetown General Manager: Roseanne Myers Operations Manager/Contact: Robert Hinds

Barbados Concorde Experience Tel:1 (246) 420-7738 Fax:1 (246) 420-3535 Email: Adjacent to Grantley Adams International Airport Christ Church General Manager: Carla Richards Operations Supervisor: Marcus Arthur

Farley Hill National Park Tel: 1 (246) 422-3555 Farley Hill St. Peter Superintendent: Stanley Grimes


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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitors Centre

Tel: 1 (246) 438-6640 Fax: 1 (246) 417-3709 Email: Web: Welchman Hall St. Thomas Chief Executive Officer: Andrea Franklin Administrative Assistant: Glendine Douglin Sherry-Ann Walcott Coleen Phillips

St. Nicholas Abbey Tel:1 (246) 432-6392 Fax:1 (246) 432-2976 Email: Web: Cherry Tree Hill St. Peter Managing Director: Larry Warren Secretary/Contact: Melisa Phillips

Sunbury Great House Tel: 1 (246) 423-6270 Fax: 1 (246) 423-5863 Email: Web: Sunbury St. Phillip Managing Director: Donna Simpson Personal Assistant: Shelly-Ann Padmore

Thelan Inc (Flower Forest Botanical Gardens) Tel: 1 (246) 433-8152 Fax: 1 (246) 433-8152 Email: Richmond St. Joseph Operations Manager: David Speiler Supervisor: Angela Hurdle

Unions Barbados Workers’ Union Tel: 1 (246) 426-3495 Fax: 1 (246) 436-6496 Email: Web: Solidarity House Harmony Hall St. Michael General Secretary: Toni Moore Deputy General Secretary: Julian Hunte Health and Safety: Orlando Scott Port Reps: Sean Scott/Michael Alleyne/ Lisa Holder

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI)

University Row, Bridgetown, Barbados Tel: +246 434 6100 Fax: +246 429 5348 Email: