There is a whole lot of truth in some of what Harold Hoyte says today in his Nation News column Make-over Time, but Hoyte’s thoughts about honesty and integrity being nice but not important are why this country is going down, down, down.
Rampant corruption is also why your great grandchildren will likely still be paying for the thieving that has characterised the Owen Arthur government for almost 14 years. Integrity, honesty and adherence to the law are not “nice to have” or “optional” to the person who holds the Office of the Prime Minister of Barbados. These traits are foundational to how the country will be governed.
Hoyte is so representative of the thinking that is destroying our Barbados and our children’s futures.