“THE DLP MAY FEEL IT HAS TIME – BARBADOS DOES NOT!” by Henderson N. Bovell
The DLP is not known to do things quickly. Many now accept that it even lacks the capacity to take evasive action, even when there are early-warning-indicators. The Alexandra School fiasco being an example. Even more frightening is the fact that in response to a fiscal crisis it manufactured, the DLP announced policies in August 2013, that are intended to take effect two years later in 2015 but like all of its policies before – they too will not work.
It prefers to ‘wait and see;’ “do things in phases,” and seems motivated by a dumb belief that things will get better if they, ‘do nothing.” So that when it disposed of a no-confidence motion brought against Sinckler in one day, the country can only conclude that the DLP may feel that there is still some fatted calf to allocate.
Given the destruction path the DLP has placed Barbados on – one of its priorities – must also be to see how miserable they can make this Christmas for Bajans, hence how many more of you it will place on the bread-line before year end.
But the recent no-confidence motion is not the first time the DLP scolded the people of Barbados! It did so when it told Barbadians to ‘stop bellyaching’ and again, when it told them to ‘live within their means!‘ That might have been a little harsh after promising that it would: ‘transform the society to meet the needs of the people’ and also – that it will put Barbados on a “pathway to progress!”
What type of society is the DLP manufacturing, when it chokes and robs the people of their hope?
No one expects that having promised to slaughter the fatted calf for dems – the DLP would now have the nerve to be calling on the wider Barbadian society to make sacrifices for a government that likes to ‘tax and spend” a lot more than it has.
Five years have already gone – yet no reduction in the cost of living! The promised traffic relief, is yet to come; poverty increases and all that is compounded by flawed policies after more flawed policies – which are causing the country to sink further and more businesses to crumble. The DLP just does not get it!
Our country is under severe stressed! But while the “stressor” has been identified [The DLP] it still has to be removed.
Another suicide almost daily while crime - like the cost of living – continue to rise. And while the country continues on a fast free fall, the DLP feels that the best way to fix a fiscal crisis it manufactured – is to announce flawed policies in August 2013 – that will take effect some time 2015.
Ironic isn’t it?
That the only people who have confidence in the DLP is the same DLP that is causing everyone else (whether locally, regionally and internationally) to lose confidence in Barbados and its government.
The DLP is the real crisis Barbados faces! But there is hope!
Time is running out on Barbados. It is therefore time Barbadians tell the DLP: “ever so welcome; wait for a call!“