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Barbados Today Articles

THEY WERE ACTUALLY PROMISING US DEBT: Our system of Government requires politicians to compete for our votes every general election, for the responsibility of managing Barbados’ economy. However, rather than it being mainly a competition of management proposals, our politicians tended to compete by trying to out-promise their opponents. In the past, we seemed not to realise that their promises would be paid by them burdening us with higher taxes and our children with greater national debt.

HOLD ON BARBADOS – HELP IS STILL ON THE WAY: 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.

FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP: The public is invited to a free 3-week training workshop to start and grow profitable home-based businesses, with little-to-no start-up money. The workshop is scheduled to start on Monday 20th June 2016 at 6:00 pm sharp in the Combermere School Hall. Unemployed, under-employed, and those frustrated with their employment should not squander this opportunity.

BRACE FOR IMPACT:  The current administration has increased our debt to over 135% of our GDP .  The IMF and rating agencies are screaming at us to change course otherwise we face devaluation.  However, we should remember that Moody’s blamed the 2009 downgrade on the recklessness of the previous decade.

THE CASE HAS BEEN MADE:  The case for establishing a third political party in Barbados was made at the public lecture last night (7 April 2016).  The presentation follows.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:  After repeated warnings from the IMF and repeated downgrades by international rating agencies, perhaps the time has come for us to examine our books.  Perhaps we should pay attention to the Caribbean examples of Guyana and Jamaica, who were recently the most prosperous Caribbean countries, but who over-spent and accumulated a debt pattern similar to our own.

FREE PUBLIC PRESENTATION: “SOLUTIONS BARBADOS – The Case (Justification) for a Third Political Party.” On Thursday 7th April 2016, at 6:00 pm in Combermere School Hall. Presenter: Grenville Phillips II. All are welcome to an entertaining and thought provoking presentation.

RESPONSE TO DR TENNYSON JOSEPH:  Dr Joseph argues with himself – much like Hartley Henry.

EMPLOYERS AS CANDIDATES: Why successful, responsible and caring employers are better prepared to manage the national economy.

SQUANDERING THE DEFICIT:  Solutions Barbados’ response to the 2016-2017 Estimates.

WHO THE CAP FITS – PROPERLY ASSIGNING BLAME: The blame for the current dismal state of national affairs does not rest on our untrained politicians, but on our cowardly but capable business persons who selfishly withheld their talents when we needed them most.

EITHER ALL IN OR FAIL:  Why do we keep pursuing failed initiatives?

SAVING THEM FROM THEMSELVES: …and saving us in the process.

SARGASSUM SEAWEED: The Sargassum seaweed is a problem for the tourism industry. However, it could be a God-sent solution for the national economy.

HOLD ON BARBADOS – HELP IS ON THE WAY: The problems hindering Barbados’ development, and their solutions are well known. But they have not been implemented for the past 40 years, and no explanation is given – we just have to “lump it”.