Develop green economy – Hinkson

Government is being advised to give serious consideration to developing a green economy as a means of reenergizing the economy and reducing unemployment.

Member of Parliament for St James North Edmund Hinkson told Parliament today there was a clear link between advancing a green environment and job creation.

“In a day and age where the economy and society in Barbados is under stress . . . [members of parliament] have a duty to our electorate to advance the link between creation of green jobs and the economy, and to lower our unemployment rate,” Hinkson said during debate in the House of Assembly on a resolution calling for approval of the Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study.

He recommended that the Ministry of Education offers more special development scholarships as a way of growth of the green economy.

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokesman on education criticized Government’s policy on the issue, complaining that he had noticed a steep decline in the number of such scholarships after the last election, from 23 in 2012, but “suddenly, mysteriously and inexplicably, the year following the election there were only six or seven”.

‘The Ministry of Education . . . ought to be increasing the number of special development scholarships,” he said, advising that emphasis must be placed on water resource management and energy enhancement, in addition to the green economy.

One Response to Develop green economy – Hinkson

  1. jrsmith November 2, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Barbados and the region was always a green region it was said the region contributes less than 1% of any polluting foot print….
    This is why this government has done nothing since being in power..
    They have run out of excuses, renewable energy.. Climate change was another one.. and reparation when cornered …Barbados and the region was never given the change to industrialize and polluted the atmosphere …
    The (British government ) started lots of green schemes which has since being drop ,because the scales have tipped to the corporate world to fund most projects.
    The world is gradually getting back to its natural state since most industrial nations have started cleaning up they act and this is being done by automation…

    Where was this politician living is he a Barbadian, the only way our economy is going to get moving, to build and bring our infrastructure into the 21st century , improve with technology our agriculture update the outdated overpriced tourist business and force the people who take the profits made in barbados to reinvest some the same back into the barbados economy….

    The government needs to try collecting some of the not accounted millions in the (AUDIT GENERAL’S) report …….


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