Here is (my latest Friday Nation column) Swimming Upstream which was not published 24 September 2010. We now know clearly why some politicians behave the way they do and why some persons feel they are more equal than others in Barbados. Thus as an ignorant and naive person I wish to share this with the wider public. The blogs are uncensored and sometimes libelous but fair enough to allow persons to judge fact from fiction. Its never my aim to libel or slander but to only speak my mind in a respectable way. You judge for yourself.
Wimps, Pimps and Political deadweights.
After hearing the mouthings of Charles Skeete, Owen Arthur, David Ellis, Vincent Layne and Mia Mottley I am scared. Why am I scared? The forty or more years of growth Barbados has seen is being threatened by a lack of clarity of purpose by my government. As a patriotic Bajan I run the real risk of being marginalized for calling things as I see them or even targeted by the vindictive among us. However, the national risk is even greater than the local risk to me thus I accept whatever poison arrows may be shot at me. Never, will I swap my integrity or honesty for a token invite to a social gathering at the expense of being a wimp or pimp.
What has me even more troubled is that our Capital inflow from the offshore sector has dropped from over a 1 billion to just 90 million. Mr. George Huston, how can you sleep at night? Mr. Hutson, the offshore sector is one of two sectors which provides needed foreign currency for our commercial existence. Why cannot you get up like Minister Richard Sealy and Donville Inniss and get things happening. The easiest and most convenient thing is to blame external forces. I am further convinced that you can do the country, my party and yourself a favor and do the honorable thing, resign!
As student of military history and strategy we know that a good Officer takes responsibility for failure of a mission on behalf of his men. On the contrary, the success of the mission is shared by the Officer and men. We have lost too many man hours to water outages and the economic cost to the country is too high in a time of low productivity. Dr Denis Lowe, you should be man enough and tell the acting Prime Minister that the management of the ministries are beyond your capabilities and ask the Governor General to revoke your warrant of appointment.
All is well with my soul and the truth shall set me free or attract vendetta. We can continue to bury our heads in the sand and hope things work out, or we can seek to collectively take corrective action. Barbados belongs to all Barbadians and their is no room for partisan politics.