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Budget 2016 Update: Mottley cries shame at budget

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley blasted the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals delivered by Finance Minister Chris Sinckler yesterday.

She said the financial package will not alleviate the sufferings of Barbadians and only provides “ a little more time before the international community steps in and say enough is enough.

“But what we have instead is a rush to judgement, a piece meal, patchwork, join up, join up set of initiatives to meet the condition of the Democratic Labour Party’s survival rather than the country of Barbados’ survival and stability.”


5 Responses to Budget 2016 Update: Mottley cries shame at budget

  1. Phil August 18, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Duty free shopping .. Not a bad idea but the Sinckler method is incorrect. This will cause people to hoard foreign currency, especially US dollars, which will result in the exchange rate climbing to in excess of BDS $ 5.00 to USD 1.00 on the black market. Taxi drivers will do a brisk trade. Then, prepare for it, there will be lots more armed robberies. Drug pay for their drug shipment in US Dollars. Government will lose tens of millions in tax revenue because retailers in these Duty Free Zones will sell everything at duty free prices which will include appliances, clothes and even vehicles. US credit cards will hot conduits, Visa, MasterCard, American express. watch out Barbadians, Your devaluation will begin from September 1st, 2016.

  2. Sherlock Holmes. August 18, 2016 at 5:37 am

    You seem to know a lot about the mechanics of drug dealings and other associated crimes,sometimes it is just wise and commonsense to carefully determine what one has to say and how to say it.

  3. Phil August 18, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Sherlock, Get smart man, Every dumb ass knows that. I am not the idea, I think it is clever but it needs fine tuning. Perhaps one duty free zone should be established in a designated area. Check out highly successful DF zones in Curacao, Panama, Margarita, Dominican Republic to name a few. Think man, Think.

    • harry turnover August 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Phil, he is one dumb ass that always says ‘sometimes it is just wise and commonsense to carefully determine what one has to say and how to say it.’….not knowing that ..that also applies to him.
      Apparently he is an expert at telling people how,where ,when and what to speak.I am still curious as to how those zones are going to work and I agree it needs a lot of fine tuning.

  4. Sheron Inniss August 18, 2016 at 8:40 am

    On my first trip to Miami I pulled out my Bajan passport after shopping. The cashier asked me why I was showing the passport. I said so I could get my purchases at duty free price. She sings out, things in here cheap already. What a rude awakening.


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