I cut this article out of one of our papers a few weeks ago, and I can’t find it again on the internet so I’ll re-type it. (sigh)
Pay Attention To Quality Of Life
IT IS TIME THAT GOVERNMENT PAYS more attention to quality-of-life issues in Barbados.
There is no disputing that a buoyant economy improves the quality of life, but there are other important things that make life enjoyable: sadly many of these things do not seem to be a priority for our Government.
For instance, although 6,000 people signed the petitition in support of the Graeme Hall Park, no one in Government has made a public response.
If this park is established, the benefit to the country will be immeasurable as it will provide a much needed public green space for people living in the sourth of the island, who make up the bulk of our population. Also it appears that the Legacy Vision for Barbados has quietly died out.
The seven committees (one of which I am a member) are inactive due to a lack of funding. This means that the quantum leap that was supposed to occur because of Cricket World Cup probably will never happen and the hype to make Barbados the No. 1 place to live and work seems to have been typical Barbadian shop talk.
Ironically, I read that Barbados is hosting an international legacy conference in 2008 even though we have no ongoing legacy programme.