CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. April 28, 2010: Legislation related specifically to cruise ships staying longer in port in Barbados, including allowing them to open their casinos, is under way.
That`s the word from Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson. The PM made the disclosure as he addressed the media after a tour of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, which is under construction at Holetown, St. James, Barbados.
Thompson also revealed that a task force on cruise tourism had been recently established by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Ministry of International Transport.
He explained that the task force would be looking at possible entry points for cruise ships other than Bridgetown, and noted that a facility such as the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, would be an asset.
Eighty percent of the commercial aspect of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is expected to be opened to the public by December, while on the residential side, eight of 57 planned town houses and condominiums are currently being built.