“Who said Don’t Panic! Really?” by Henderson N. Bovell

With the DLP as the Government, Barbados seems to have become unattractive to those who have money to invest or travel. Now with its “Junk Bond” downgrade and (despite its recentdesperation lure to sell economic citizenship, despite having earlier stated that it is against privatizing State assets) no one seems “EAGER” to do business with the ‘out-fit‘ running the country. Hence, as was the case in some EU countries and – in the absence of a new General Election – it may fall to interested and patriotic business people – to carry theweak DLPand try to motivate investors to risk their money with a group they know – do not have a clue.

This is dangerous for two reasons, one being that the already weak; fiscally reckless; broken and financially vulnerable DLP Government [if not reeled-in soon] will further expose Barbados: Prudent and strong investors have already stated that they have more attractive options like Jamaica, and are therefore too astute to even consider ‘Russian roulette risks,’ with their money.

David Thompson always made the point, that a Government is supposed to protect the people it leads. But it seems to bother the DLP little, that - for too many - the water is already waist-height.

David Thompson always made the point, that a Government is supposed to protect the people it leads. But it seems to bother the DLP little, that – for too many – the water is already waist-height.

People, that water is rising and since there is little time to waste, if you want to “survive,” do not wait until it reaches your neck and panic. Get to high ground now!

Henderson N. Bovell is a former Chair of the National Assistance Board; Mr Bovell is also a noted social commentator and contributor to Radio Call-In programmes

Henderson N. Bovell is a former Chair of the National Assistance Board; Mr Bovell is also a noted social commentator and contributor to Radio Call-In programmes

Your Government is already in the poverty-line waving at the IMF in desperation and has already send a clear message to your country, of its hostility, by slashing the vote to the Welfare Department.

And, in this climate, and with a Government not willing to protect the weak – only the strong and those it is hand-picked for special treatment – will survive. If you are not one for whom the ‘fatted calf‘ has been promised, don’t panic – take action!

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