Good Start, Mr. Prime Minister…
But please remember…
The people of Barbados expect, demand and deserve so much more.
It is one thing to slash and burn the corrupt works of the previous BLP Arthur/Mottley Government.
It is another level to totally dedicate your government to integrity, transparency and accountability… and in that, you have fallen far short of the mark. Also… the citizens of Barbados expect and demand that some guilty people go to jail. No compromise there and you haven’t yet shown that you are capable of cleaning up the mess and changing a culture of corruption in the public service.
Still… Barbados Free Press will support you on principle on your government’s current budget. We’ll provide more detailed analysis later, but at the moment we see some innovation and common sense in your budget that pleases us.
We are concerned about the “theme parks” reference – we didn’t hear it all – and put you on notice that the green areas of Barbados and coastlines must be preserved OR NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
More on that later.
Now… how about that ITAL?
Barbados Underground: Prime Minister David Thompson Grabs Centre Stage Delivering His First Budget