Welcome to Solutions Barbados’ web site.
We participated in the last general election, running 28 Candidates (out of a possible 30). Of the eleven political parties, we came in third (by vote count).
We were allowed one election broadcast. So far, much of what we predicted has come to pass. We predicted a devaluation. While our currency has not been formally devalued, the effect of VAT and the Foreign Currency levy on foreign currency purchases has increased the cost of foreign currency by approximately 20% after only 10 months. Purchases by credit card give an exchange rate of US$1 to BD$2.42. That is an indirect currency devaluation.
You may click on the link below to view our broadcast:
We currently have 17 Candidates. You may learn more about most of them on our Candidates page.
Providing a competent alternative for Barbados
If you love Barbados, acknowledge the guidance of God, and have demonstrated competence in any area, then we want you and Barbados needs you. We would like you to consider being a Solutions Barbados candidate in the next General Election. This will finally give voters a competent alternative, to those whose only solution is severe austerity (or mass public suffering) for the public.
The door is now open to you. You may send us a message.
Contact Grenville Phillips II at: NextParty246@gmail.com
Before you contact us, please do the following.
At the time of our independence, we had a merit based well-managed civil service, and were perhaps the most likely of all nations to succeed. We then squandered that legacy by politicizing our civil service, resulting in the typically poor-managed services to which we must learn to adapt.
After decades of lobbying for improvements, it has become clear that lobbying is the least effective method for change for those who are not politically connected. Therefore, we developed workable solutions, assembled a group of 28 leaders to implement them and participated in the 2018 General Election. Of the 11 political parties who participated, we gained the third highest votes.
We started Solutions Barbados and published this site on 1 July 2015. This was after the former Prime Minister noted that only those in the political trenches had standing to offer the government any advice on the economy.
A summary of our main solutions is described on our Policy Solutions page. They are designed to address the main problems hindering Barbados’, and therefore your development. You are encouraged to comment, and we will happily engage you in discussions of how they may be improved. The improved solutions will become our promises to you. Our weekly column in Barbados Today, solutions to topical issues, and notices about public events are provided on our Blogs and Notices page.
Our Guiding Principle
Our guiding principle is to provide an environment where all Barbadian citizens and residents can become healthy, prosperous and educated if they choose to, without being in-favour with any political party. Our Solutions are designed to accomplish this.
Performance of the Two Established Political Parties
Despite their failings, we should count ourselves very fortunate that we have been led by persons who seemed to genuinely care about Barbados. Therefore, both political parties should be thanked for their past service. However, we should be under no illusion that it takes any special competence to spend borrowed money. As a country, we are very deep in debt, and useful unsolicited advice appears to have been ignored as we plan to go further into debt.
One political leader recently revealed that only those in the political trenches had the right to have their advice on national issues considered. Since we did not plan to stop offering unsolicited advice, and had no desire to engage in futile exercises, then we had no choice but to reluctantly enter the political trench. At that time, we promised that if the Government or Opposition parties considered our solutions, then we would leave the trench as quickly as we entered it. Since they chose not to even discuss our solutions, we plan to implement them ourselves to the benefit of Barbados.
The Greatest Obstacle to Change
The greatest obstacle to improvement lies within you, the reader – the voter. This obstacle is the fear of change. People would rather stay with what they know, regardless of how incompetent, than with what they do not know. Hopefully, after reading our Policy Solutions, you will at least know what we support, and to what we object.
It has been said that good managers try to do their best with the resources available to them, while leaders change the environment to allow for better management. We intend to lead.
We invite you to: share this web-site by including a link on your Facebook or other social media page, inform your friends, family and colleagues about Solutions Barbados, and follow us on this web-site in order to be notified of any updates.
If you need any additional information about Solutions Barbados, then please review, or post your question on our Frequently Asked Question’s page. A description of our Candidates is provided on our Candidates page.
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Thank you for visiting and best regards.
Grenville Phillips II
Founder, Solutions Barbados.