Antigua & Barbuda: PM defends bias towards tourism investments

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda Gaston Browne has defended the government’s policy to attract investment in the tourism sector.“There’s no replacement (for) tourism,” he asserted in a recent speech, adding, “those of you who believe we have maxed out our benefits from tourism, we’re just peeping into that sector!”

The Opposition has criticised the lack of diversification of the economic mix of the country.

But the Prime Minister has stressed that the country continues to benefit from impressive levels of investment in the tourism sector, which, according to him, is indispensable.

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