After reading this letter to the editor in The Nation Newspaper, I just had to direct your attention to some excerpts. Read the whole thing at The Nation Newspaper…
…Cost of living is so high, sometimes I cry until my eyes are dry.
I go to the supermarket every Friday and the market every Saturday. I spend a minimum of $250 a week in "proper" food and basic necessities for myself and my children. I still have to send them to school, still have to have busfare, still have to put money aside every week for the end of the month bills….I can't even get a housing unit or own a piece of this rock that I have known all my life. Instead, others (foreign) can come and do so with ease with no land taxes included (this is what I have heard)…
I can't see the Democratic Labour Party governing Barbados either, they don't fully have what it takes. They need to get their act together.
The People's Empowerment Party is relatively new so I will have to listen and observe and try to analyse their motives.
The BLP has done a lot for Barbados as a country, but not for the average person of Barbados. It seems we at the bottom and the middle really don't matter.
What will my children and their children have to gain or own in Barbados in 20, 30, 50 years? We are being overtaken very quickly. Yes, we should embrace other nationalities, but we are a small country. There is only a certain amount we can hold and should take, we can't welcome all.
What will happen to our offspring in time to come when they are robbed of what was and is rightfully theirs? As a citizen of Barbados, I am frightened when I think of "Barbados" in years to come. I really am.
Marvelle Hall in a letter to The Nation Newspaper