St Michael North East MP set to address Small Business Association of Barbados
On September 29th 2010, she addressed the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and called for a new politics and outlined a blue-print of a new development model for Barbados. She outlined new opportunities for ownership and asked the searching question, what difference it makes if the airport for example, is owned by the Government or the savings of ordinary Barbadians are mobilised and they become the owner.
On the question of people seeking to get their money out of Clico, she advanced the idea that ‘instead of making a payout in two years time, which is expensive from the perspective of the government, but miserly from the perspective of individual clients, the Government could issue a perpetual bond, backed by the company’s assets, with a Government guaranteed rate of interest, similar to the rate offered on long-term Government bonds.’
In the recent St. John By-election, she called for an increase in the minimum wage and announced an “Adopt a Family” initiative to assist people now smelling hell to be able to: “keep body and soul together.” She explained that St. John is an integral part of Barbados’ future economic thrust and outlined how education and the modernisation of the fishing industry (by way of a $25 million bond) can be used to transform St. John and also called for the establishment of an aggressive consumer rights organisation.
It is crystal clear and obvious that Mia Mottley has the answers to many of the questions being asked by Barbadians, as well as the solutions to many of the problems Barbados faces. In all this, she remains humble.