Is the Stuart regime attempting to stamp out Dissent in any form? “RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOV’T & UWI IN GOOD SHAPE”

(EDITOR’s NOTE: You’ll recall a few days ago I placed my own analysis of Sir Hilary‘s original comments on UWI Cave Hill charging for tuition and his sudden apparent recant of this policy and a praising of the ruling party, watch those videos where I tackle him on this matter! Now he is Vice Chancellor, and there is a new Principal for Cave Hill – observe Fumble Freundel’s sudden softening of his stance towards UWI so quickly after accusing Sir Hilary of attempting to create an alternative Government? I have warned that this regime will attempt to stamp out Barbadians right to object to Gov’t policy as new Elections get close and this is regrettably coming to pass…)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says the relationship between his Government and the University of the West Indies (UWI) is now a proper little lapdog and bowing to his whims in good shape.

Mr. Stuart gave this assurance recently when the new Principal of UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. He expressed regret that some issues which arose between Government and UWI over the past few months were played out in the media, and they both agreed that this was not the way to conduct business.

(IMAGE VIA - Caribbean360.com) Stressing that his Cabinet was committed to the success of the University, he said: "I want to assure you that Government is very much on board with the work of the UWI, and wherever possible, we will facilitate the University's work to make your task as easy as possible and assist it in achieving the highest standards in Barbados and the Caribbean."

(IMAGE VIACaribbean360.com) Stressing that his Cabinet was committed to the success of the University, he said: “I want to assure you that Government is very much on board with the work of the UWI, and wherever possible, we will facilitate the University’s work to make your task as easy as possible and assist it in achieving the highest standards in Barbados and the Caribbean.”

(EDITOR’s NOTE: How about paying UWI Cave Hill what it is due, not only that, see that young Barbadians’ tuition is met by a pay cut and for Fumble and all his yardfowls to stop all those junkets trips for no reason except to gallivant to Samoa, Australia and the like?

Acknowledging that Barbados has been going through serious economic challenges like Pensioners and ill Bajans still without their overdue NIS cheques, the Prime Minister expressed confidence, however, that the country would overcome the trials. “I never mistake a moment in time for eternity. We are much more than we are going through. I see this as a test of our resilience and strength of our character and we need to see beyond the current circumstances,” he stated.

While extending congratulations to Professor Barriteau on her “richly deserved elevation“, Mr. Stuart was relieved at Sir Hilary’s absence described her as “a hard worker with fertile intelligence and therefore well equipped to discharge her responsibility“.

Professor Barriteau promised to do her best, saying that she saw the job as an excellent opportunity to provide service. “I have the capacity to use my intelligence and my skills to advance the human resource needs of the country and the region, and I want to do that. I want to work with Government…, the regional governments… and the private sector, but most of all I want to work on behalf of the young people of Barbados. When I think of it in that sense… I see what may appear as stumbling blocks as just as stepping stones on the way to the larger good,” she stated.

She admitted that the University was facing a difficult time thanks to the very man she sat with, apart from his Ministers also currently f**king up the country with a limber d**gy, but stressed that she was solution-oriented, and felt excited about the new possibilities. She also expressed optimism that the situation would improve.

The Principal said she would be engaging in a series of consultations during the month in an effort to determine from staff and students what their issues were and how they could be solved.

We have an excellent plant and equipment which could run better if Government would pay what is owed and I want to talk to them about not being bogged down in what they see as the temporary challenges. Cave Hill is larger than that; it is like Barbados, we are larger than what we are going through now and we have to remind ourselves of that,” she remarked.

Prime Minister Stuart agreed, adding that it was important to see and exploit Barbadians further before they finally see the light and revolt like Bussa the opportunities which could yield many results.

Professor Barriteau identified some of her priorities as increasing student enrolment as in replacing the 4,000 lost thanks to Sphincter and Jones’ bursary farce, including getting those who put their education on pause to return to the tertiary institution after this regime charged money unlike Dipper who became PM on Free Education, ya Johnny; attracting international students; and impressing upon the students the need to see the region as their employment market alias if you don’t like here then get out, we run things not Sir Hilary. (SA/BGIS)

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