Why a Cellphone Tax would allow all of Barbados to access Free Internet, ex-Deputy PM offers advice to Local Entrepreneurs

In October last year, a member of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry suggested that Internet access for Bajans is like the right to water, electricity and the telephone – a basic necessity. Patrick Hinkson, the VP of TeleBarbados was suggesting for a Private/Public Sector project to allow Internet usage at Broadband level to be a given for Bajans – it was one of the most successful after-work gatherings for the Chamber.

Ms Mottley wants to see a Caribbean or Bajan version of iTunes but she seems unaware of iRibbeantunes.com?

Speaking recently at Bagnall’s Point, Mia Mottley – the MP for St Michael North East, suggested there was nothing wrong with the late David Thompson’s proposal to devise a tax for Cellphone users since this would allow basic access to Broadband. The former BLP leader says she actually suggested the concept to the Barbados’ sixth leader when he was in better health {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The St Michael North East MP’s view is that 256 kbps is sufficent Broadband for average usage for most Barbadians and anything higher means for those users to pay for the extra strength.

The night of the lecture for the Small Business Association seemed better attended than many BLP meetings in their attempt to wrest the parish of St John from the DEM's

Ms Mottley suggested that for people like herself who constantly shop online and download movies and music then such folks would have to pay for the extra bandwidth to accomplish their specialised projects {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

By adding two dollars per month on Post-Paid users would cover the basic maintenance to allow all Bajans the right to basic Internet access.

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