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Awaiting Stuart

Estwick declines further comment until PM has made a decision

“I prefer not to get involved in any discussion at this time on any response from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as it relates to my alternative suggestions to addressing the country’s fiscal deficit.”

That’s how Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick reacted today as he awaits a response from Stuart and Cabinet members.

The outspoken Cabinet member said: “I do not want to get involved in that discussion right away. I think the Prime Minister made some public statements already on that issue and as a result I think that that is all that needs to be said at this point in time. The Prime Minister went public and made the comments that he is going to take a look at the various suggestions. The Cabinet is going to make some reviews.

“I honour that and I think that is the best thing at this particular point. Let the Prime Minister take his course in that regard,” Estwick added.

Arguing that countries around the world should look to other countries for funding, the St Philip West MP said: “When the entire USA and the European Union were in the grips of their economic crises, the majority of their debt was purchased by China and Middle Eastern countries. People have to wake up and recognize that the world has changed significantly beyond where it was in 1975.”

Responding to a suggestion that the USA would view with concern any partnership with the United Arab Emirates, Estwick said: “One of the things that we have to remember as black people in this country is that we were slaves and never believe that some people were greater beings.”

Earlier this year Estwick challenged his party’s approach to solving the country’s high fiscal deficit and presented an alternative solution.

At that time he said he was opposed to the widespread retrenchment of public workers, pointing out that he could access a loan of US$5 billion from the UAE to wipe out the Government’s debt.

He sought an opportunity from Stuart to present his alternative proposals before fellow cabinet members and was subsequently granted that opportunity.

Estwick later told Barbadians that he had given Stuart time to analyze the information and was awaiting his response. The outspoken minister is yet to receive that response.

4 Responses to Awaiting Stuart

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne March 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

    What happening with Estwick now reminding me of the late Sir Richie Haynes when he left the party to form the NDP.

  2. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder March 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    This man have the #1 of the best solutions,government knows this but in Barbados bajan can’t say u right let’s try ur way see people that doin wrong will continue too hurt the economy b4 thy build it stronger,but .I cry foul on this government because 8 million thy got to build some emergency facility,them beating around Dr.Estwick solutions because thy took the 8 bills allready flying shame on government an thy lack of wisdom in the country’s dying economy…

  3. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder March 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Government beating around MP Dr.Estwick solutions by doin what he saying u should do ur doin what he saying government should do,but ur doin the same thing ur not open mind to him but ur doin what he say do but tricking ur self an taking little $$$$$ on the side ur fooling no one here but ur self in this matter…

  4. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder March 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    If the DLP can take little $$$$ from here an there then it shows MP Dr.Estwisk is right on point but because it comes from the Doc people not open minded too truth Y truth not popular like lies….


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