Education Minister urges Caribbean people and Barbadians don’t be cattle and march blindly
A minister of the Freundel Stuart regime is comparing people of the region, Barbadians inclusive, to cows and other bovines…
Education Minister Ronald Jones was delivering a keynote address for the opening of a workshop from the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutes in Hastings recently.
The Barbadian cabinet minister even went so far as to dispute and refute suggestions from members of the public both here and in the Caribbean, who believe the difference in spending cuts was pocketed by parliamentary representatives, a concept which really bridled the parliamentarian;-
He says just because one endures temporary hardship is not cause to engage in a mob mentality, the Minister of Education then went on to compare protesters to ruminants in the United States;-
In 1991, Ronald Jones was President of the Barbados Union of Teachers, he was in the vanguard which formed the Coalition of Trade Unions and Staff Associations, which eventually became CTUSAB or the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Assoc’s of Barbados.
22 years later, as a sitting member of parliament, he advised on the use of force if anyone should choose to object to the introduction of tuition fees at the Cave Hill campus, many Barbadians remain disturbed by those remarks up to this present day.