T & T Government Worried About The Social Impact Of Gambling
Barbados Leadership Says “To Hell With Families & Society, Give Me De Money!”
It is really all about values and where the leaders want to take their respective countries. The Government of Trinidad & Tobago under President George Maxwell Richards just passed a law that will see the phasing out of slot machines in that country. Barbados under the government of Prime Minister Owen Arthur has recently embarked upon a massive increase in slot machines situated in local communities.
Everybody knows that slots in the local communities are bad for families and bad for individuals. Prime Minister Arthur did not restrict the increase in slots to tourist hotel venues and has decided that targeting local Bajan communities is acceptable.
Previously, Arthur has equated casino gambling with selling our daughters into prostitution. (link here) Perhaps he’s changed his mind about what is acceptable. Hopefully for our daughters, the PM’s change of heart will stop at slot machines.
Like we said, it is all about values… and, as someone much wiser than we are once said…
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also…
For the love of money is the root of all evil
Mr. Prime Minister, members of the government… Why do you do this to Barbados?
Trinidad & Tobago Express: Slot Machines To Be Phased Out
Barbados Free Press: