Freundel Stuart wants $400 million and to preserve Foreign Exchange – can Privatisation be far off?

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) So much for the brilliant commercial where the old woman fears the loss of Transport Board...

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) So much for the brilliant commercial where the old woman fears the loss of Transport Board…

There was an Economic Consultation earlier this week, and lo & behold! Dr DeLisle Worrell suggests Barbados needs 300 million, Freundel up’s it 400, to make books right so as to avoid devaluation – this from a dude who in previous Quarterly Reviews is quick to tell you it is not his place to tell the Finance Minister what should or should not be done?

This means ca$h got to come from somewhere, which means Barbados loses part of its Silverware – isn’t that what happened in the late 90’s when then PM Sandiford sold Heywoods Beach Resort that became Almond Beach shortly before he lost in a 1994 landslide?

This means the DEM’s are going to use the same strategy they accused Owen Arthur of doing, but now rather than be portrayed as a Boogeymen it is all of a sudden seen as a Rescue Tactic? This is why I have a problem with Politics… If you do it then it must be Satanic, yet if I do it then surely it was sent to me by the angel Gabriel?

(FILE IMAGE) Poor Arthur, he was blamed for so much - yet the DLP is just as excessive... 11 people go to Australia along with Fumble at close to half a million of Taxpayer's funds, the Aleandra Secondary Inquiry where $600K was wasted from two ways - the Public Service Commission was unable to use those findings since it was not under their jurisdiction; meanwhile Broomes was transferred to Parkinson Memorial with equal chaos. Maybe they should have fired Broomes and let him sue like Al Barrack? You really feel the contractor will see money before he dies? Nope, both sides keep dodging the bullet and thus scare away more potential investors who feel if it comes to legally seeking recourse for their deposits may never see light of day, if they go to court for whatever reason... How about the Port issue which can cost millions apart from the Empire Theatre fiasco? A beer garden, seriously? When will that happen? In the final analysis, the only difference between Owen & Fumble are their height! Both squander our hard earned savings and they forget we put them there for only 5 years at a time IF they do a decent job, it can be sooner if they screw up royally - like NOW!

(FILE IMAGE) Poor Arthur, he was blamed for so much – yet the DLP is just as excessive… 11 people go to Australia along with Fumble at close to half a million of Taxpayer’s funds, the Alexandra Secondary Inquiry where $600K was wasted from two ways – the Public Service Commission was unable to use those findings since it was not under their jurisdiction; meanwhile Broomes was transferred to Parkinson Memorial with equal chaos. Maybe they should have fired Broomes and let him sue like Al Barrack? You really feel the contractor will see money before he dies? Nope, both sides keep dodging the $70 Million+ bullet and thus scare away more potential investors who feel if it comes to legally seeking recourse for their deposits may never see light of day, if they go to court for whatever reason… How about the Port issue which can cost millions apart from the Empire Theatre fiasco? A beer garden, seriously? When will that happen? In the final analysis, the only difference between Owen & Fumble are their height! Both squander our hard earned savings and they forget we put them there for only 5 years at a time IF they do a decent job, it can be sooner if they screw up royally – like NOW!

Sandiford back then was also rather cunning, hiking his salary then when an 8% pay cut was mandated in the Public Sector? His wages were almost the same as before the cut! However, the damage was done and he was given the heave-ho after a deadlocked No Confidence motion.

It is deeply intriguing how St Kitts is undergoing similar growing pains yet are ready to bring about change more assertively yet in a controlled manner. Here in Bim, we just grumble quietly until it’s nearly too late. If Mia Mottley is allowing her MP’s to slit each other’s throats – is it a means of controlling the forces by using their own weight against each other; or is it an indication of poor stewardship like Stuart & Sandiford?

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