Celebrating 50 years of our political independence was an important national event that the Government should have been allowed to manage, without being distracted by constant criticism. Given the foreseen economic challenges this year, it was also important that Barbadians be allowed to enjoy the Christmas and New Year celebrations. With these events now behind us, we all need to consider the future of Barbados.
Barbados has never been in so much debt. The BLP has been responsible for accumulating approximately $8B and the DLP approximately $5B of our $13B national debt. The international rating agencies continue to warn potential investors about our challenges to repay our debt. If we continue to manage Barbados’ economy as we have in the past 40 years, then we will not own a country to pass on to the next generation of Barbadians.
The solutions to Barbados’ economic problems should be well known by both of our established political parties. However, for the past 50 years they have both played this game of criticising the party in power for mismanaging the national economy, and then proceeding to mismanage it far worse when they attained power, leaving the criticising to the other party until their roles are reversed.
Since they have taken us so far beyond any responsible debt limit, to the point where we have no choice but to be badly taken advantage of by investors, then the next general election is crucial to the future of Barbados.
Solutions Barbados has already published workable solutions to the principal problems hindering Barbados’ development at SolutionsBarbados.com. Regrettably, the games continue to be played while the problems are getting worse. Therefore, we have assembled 14 employers who have never contested a general election, but who are willing to stand as candidates in the next general election in order to give Barbadians a competent alternative. We are looking for 16 more candidates.
If you agree with our published solutions, have been a responsible employer at any time in your career (the type and size of business does not matter), and are willing to be a candidate in the next general election, then please contact us at NextParty246@gmail.com