The Pelican Craft Village was the place to be yesterday to experience a real Bajan cultural show, from sweet-sounding tuk band music to a good old-time wuk-up by Mother Sally.
The village was the location for the launch of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) new line of products which had aspects of the historic sites in their names.
BIDC’s chief executive offi Leroy McClean said the products were all developed by local artisans and micro businesses and branded to capitalize on Barbados’ UNESCO heritage rank for the Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
The line, dubbed the Bridgetown Heritage Collection, includes the Broad Street collection of hats, t-shirts and souvenirs. The Pierhead Temptations collection comprises liquors, wines, confectionaries, crackers and herbal teas. The Carlisle Bay Fresh consists of spa and bath and body products and the Rachel Pringle collection, which consists of a line of pepper sauces, spices and chutneys.
“We believe that the new products could push onshore exports to visiting tourists and and position the island to capture substantial foreign exchange revenue, Our intention is to drive export sales while elevating Barbados’ brand identity,” McClean said.