Barbados Pocket Guide

Industries

Andrews Sugar Factory, St. Joseph, Barbados Pocket Guide

Industries

When speaking of the many industries in Barbados, we can't help but start off with the tourism industry. This industry was developed in the 1950s by the then Barbados Government as a means of curbing the island's dependency on the sugar industry. Interestingly enough, the tourism industry was able to exceed the level of growth that was going on in the sugar industry. So much so, Barbados' tourism industry is at the forefront of providing the impetus for the country's economic growth and stability.

 

A drive across Barbados would  indicate evidence of a severe lack in sugar cane production when compared to years gone by. Along with the drastic reduction in sugar cane production on the island, there has been a drastic reduction in the amount of sugar factories seen around as well. Despite the changes that occurred in the sugar industry and the many challenges it has faced over the years, Barbados has been able to somehow nurture the industry in an effort to maintain its foreign exchange returns.

 

The construction industry in Barbados is an industry that has certainly had its periods of bloom and gloom. Proving itself time and time again as a resilient industry, the significant contribution that has been made by this industry is certainly worthy of mention. The high quality artisanship that is executed within this industry is indeed a force to be reckoned with.

 

Collectively, industries throughout Barbados competently aid in the wide-spread development of the country.