Barbados central bank comes under fire over tourism data

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The governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Cleviston Haynes, was criticised for his assessment of the economy’s tourism sector by a government minister on February 14.

Haynes said growth in the tourism sector had slowed last year to an estimated 0.6%, down from 2.2% in 2018, in his latest review of the Barbados economy on January 30. Later, tourism minister Kerrie Symmonds rejected the governor’s assertion of weak performance by the sector, according to Barbados Today.

Symmonds told the

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