Affected, but not deterred by the delayed release of their products from the Bridgetown Port, the 25 exhibitors from Guyana adapted and made the most of the situation to display for students on the first day of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX) 2015.
And with their presence, trade relations between the two countries continue.
Investment Officer with the Guyana Office of Investment, Kibbyann Harding, told The Barbados Advocate yesterday, “Yes, we had a few challenges. Well I would say a lot of challenges given the strike at the Customs and all that, but we finally got the container.”
Having set up Thursday night and yesterday morning in some cases, she said, “We have already apologised to them. They understand what was going on. They were working with us.”
She said she believes, “They were not really put too far out.”