BARBADIANS TO GET GREATER INSIGHTS INTO MANAGEMENT OF CURRENT FISCAL CRISIS: IS IT TO MAKE UP FOR NO MEDIA GATHERING FOR LAST QUARTER’S REVIEW?

Barbadians hopefully will get a better understanding of how policy makers are messing up our finances addressing the country’s economic issues. The Central Bank of Barbados announced a new initiative in which the Bank and captains of industry will examine in a discussion forum the strategy for sustainable economic recovery.

The first forum, titled The Barbados Economy: Consolidation and Growth Strategy, will hear from Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados; Tracey Shuffler, President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Andrew Brathwaite, a chartered accountant and Jewel Brathwaite, a business journalist. Veteran broadcast journalist of Starcom Network, David Ellis, is the moderator (this is very interesting, further in, keep reading).

They will discuss how policy makers are approaching fiscal consolidation and pursuing economic growth through the four main foreign exchange earners – tourism, international business and financial services, agro-processing and alternative energy, which saves the country foreign exchange.

(FILE IMAGE) "The country now has in place the right strategy for our circumstances. It is being implemented with fortitude. It has begun to show results. We know from experience that the way to raise our standard of living is by resolute application of appropriate policies with a view to sustainable development in the long run," Governor Worrell previewed.

(FILE IMAGE) “The country now has in place the right strategy for our circumstances. It is being implemented with fortitude. It has begun to show results. We know from experience that the way to raise our standard of living is by resolute application of appropriate policies with a view to sustainable development in the long run,” Governor Worrell previewed.

To hear the discussion, tune into Starcom Network’s VOB 92.9 FM (Who’s the moderator again? From where? Ah well, so much for Impartiality eh? What is the old adage on who pays the piper again…) on September 3 at 6:30 p.m. and CBC TV 8 on the same date at 9:30 p.m. Or, you may log on to the bank’s website centralbank.org.bb.

The Bank will host at least two discussion fora annually. The next one takes place in early 2015. {Is this to act as a sop for the fact there was no review of the Second Quarter which was due to appear too close to a successful march against the Solid Waste Tax on which Dr Worrell is yet to truly speak on in any significant depth?}

The CBB encourages Bajans to tune in, and invite you to curse Kris Sphincter, who mangles Finance submit your feedback on the programme to novaline.brewster@centralbank.org.bb.

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