A wake-up call for Freundel Stuart and the DLP
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart may have won a victory and even I one of his more honest critics must warn him, don’t let this victory snatched from the jaws of defeat go to your head. Do not be fooled, it was more the divided and disgruntled opponents that allowed you the sight of the winning line. When it came right down to it, you are and is a much more decent sort of chap than that so and so Owen Arthur.
Barbadians by and large are a fair and honest people, and they trusted you in preference to a bullying rogue and economic villain. However if you want to be remembered or leave any form of legacy, then now is the time to show some spunk, some oomph, the problems are many and solutions evaporate by the day.
“Let me tell you, Prime Minister Stuart – it is not enough to speak of European countries being in the same boat. It is not enough to invite pity and hopelessness.
You are the head honcho and regrettably the buck stops at your door.”
Now is the time to show what you are made of. Let it not be said that you are the Captain that took the Bajan Titanic to a watery grave. Your economy needs a complete structural change, a root and branch reorganisation. Are you prepared to bite the bullet or are you merely around for the ceremonial looking good but not prepared to solve the problems and challenges that confront this island state?
Many of the institutions need a proper overhaul, none appear fit for purpose. As an example, it is the job of the police to fight crime and bring the criminals to justice.
“Why should the population at large not be able to wear their jewellery as and when they please?” Continue reading