Estwick explains no show for Sinckler’s ministerial statement
They have recently been at odds over funding for the proposed Barbados Cane Industry Restructuring Project.
And yesterday outspoken Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resources Management Dr David Estwick was a noticeable no show as Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler delivered his much-anticipated ministerial statement on the economy.
When asked by Barbados TODAY to explain his absence, Estwick said he had to deal with a number of important matters in his constituency.
And when told that there was speculation in some quarters that he had stayed away because of an apparent rift between him and Sinckler, the Minister of Agriculture stressed that he would have attended the House of Assembly had he not been dealing with matters in his St Philip West constituency.
“I know people would have placed something to it,” a smiling Estwick added.