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Our Candidates

Here are our 26 candidates who have presented themselves for your consideration, to chart a new course for our beloved nation. Find out more about them on Our Candidates page.

Seeing The Way Forward

Only those in deep slumber would think that all was well. The last downgrade projection of Barbados's economy should have brought them fully awake. You deserve an honest explanation!

Barbados, We have a decision to make...

The downgrades by Standard and Poor’s should have informed all doubting Barbadian residents that we are in an economic death spiral. Only those in deep slumber would think that all was well.

 

If you love Barbados, join us!

Accomplished men and women of demonstrated integrity and leadership, who love Barbados, treasure their reputations, and are willing to present themselves as candidates in the next general election in order to give Barbadians a competent alternative.  Prospective candidates must not view politics as a career, but as a brief time of exemplary national service.

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 upcoming general election, to finally give voters a competent alternative to those who have brought us to the brink of economic ruin.

The door is now open to you – send us a message.

Contact Grenville Phillips II at: NextParty246@gmail.com

Before you contact us, please do the following.

  1. Read our Solutions on the Policy Solutions page.
  2. Review the Presentation justifying the need for a third established Party.
  3. Read Harold Hoyte’s book: “Eyewitness to Order and Disorder”.
  4. Talk to your family and put your house in order.

Why Us?
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 most ineffective method for change for those not politically connected.  Therefore, we have developed workable solutions and are assembling a group of 30 leaders to implement them after the next general election.

We started Solutions Barbados and published this site on 1 July 2015.  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.
Current Main 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.

Improving Barbados
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.

Due to the charging of individuals for breaching the Computer Misuse Act (section 14) and the Defamation Act, we must reduce the risk of this inconvenience by reviewing all comments for compliance.  You can help us by not speaking disparagingly about people.  Please note that all favourable and unfavourable comments will be posted, but any defamatory information will be redacted.  We apologise in advance for any delayed comments.

Thank you for visiting and best regards.

Grenville Phillips II

Founder, Solutions Barbados.

Our Policy Solutions

We presented our draft solutions for rigorous public scrutiny over 2 years ago (on 1 July 2015) so that through discussion, they can be improved. We especially welcomed discussion with those who thought that they would not benefit from the proposed solutions, because we tried to design them to benefit all residents and citizens of Barbados.

They have now become our promises to the people of Barbados. Some of those are:

Improving Governance

The general inefficiency and indecision within the public service is the main problem hindering Barbados’ development.  This can be solved with a professional public service that is not influenced by any political party.

Improving the Regulatory System

To address the quality of government’s regulatory system, the qualifications and experience of regulatory posts will be high.  Professional posts will require chartered or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably at the level of Fellow.

Improving the Criminal Justice System

  The main reason for Barbados’ expensive justice system is to address the actions of offenders.  It is time that the offenders pay for their justice service.

Improving Government Procurement

Internationally, government procurement of goods and services represents a significant share of national corrupt practises (between 10% and 30%).  Once a country has been negatively branded as corrupt, then it can take at least one generation to change that perception.

Improving Education

When secondary school students graduate, they should have at least one marketable skill and feel useful.  They should know how to survive on their own; otherwise, we have done them a disservice.

Improving Transportation

To address the high cost of public transportation, the public transportation system will be privatised and fairly and well regulated.

From The Blog

Follow our discussions and discover the heart of Solutions Barbados. We have a range of articles, commentary and updates on the Solutions Barbados message. Share the news and press releases to your social media and keep engaged!