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