“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 recent ‘desperation 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 the ‘weak DLP‘ and 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.
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!
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!