Sinckler: Better times ahead

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has outlined his formula for Barbados being assured of a better future.

Making his contribution in Parliament yesterday to the debate on a resolution to congratulate Barbados on its upcoming 50th anniversary of Independence, Sinckler suggested that once citizens continued to work hard, improve productivity, were humble and willing to work together, while drawing on the strength of God, the future generation would be certain to reap better times.

“I know if you work hard, if we organize ourselves, if we believe in our capacities and if we strive to ensure that those who come after us have something better than we have, then the next 50 years are assured,” he said.

Sinckler said he was glad to have been born just after Independence and to have experienced the last five decades.

“I know that I would have lived in the greatest transformative period in Barbados’ history since we were settled and that we have much to be proud of as a nation,” he contended.

The Minister of Finance insisted that the country had done exceedingly well despite its limited resources. However, he acknowledged that much of the progress in health, education, transport, sanitation and water was made through heavy foreign borrowing.

“We had to borrow heavily to underwrite this massive social enterprise that we have in the country which we are so proud about, and future generations are going to have to finance and pay for that which they are benefiting [from] now and which they will benefit [from] in the future,” Sinckler stated.

11 Responses to Sinckler: Better times ahead

  1. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett November 17, 2016 at 5:57 am

    We all may die before that better time comes…joker

  2. Loretta Griffith November 17, 2016 at 6:32 am

    As I have said previously, I am all for the celebrations but I would like you as finance minister to release some funds like yesterday to have these roads that are in DIRE NEED OF REPAIR, repaired.
    It is painful driving on these roads. Potholes everywhere.

  3. Alec Pierre November 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

    What “massive social enterprises” is he referring to when on nearly all of those metrics government has got a “failing” grade! Give me a break!

  4. BaJan boy November 17, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Lies,promises,and deceit we have had enough. Comfort to fools.

  5. jrsmith November 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

    We can just say to him , water , water everywhere when us bajans going to get we share….
    We dont want to buy no foreign dirty water,,,,,,,,,
    We want to buy bajan chicken wings..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    We want to be able to catch a bus to work if we can find a job….
    We want all the bajan taxpayers money as from the (Audit General’s ) report recovered and put back in the treasury and lots of people brought before the courts….
    We dont want to spend 10 hours at the hospital with a broken finger….
    We need to have a police commissionaire , not some one who is acting…..
    We need to get the drugs and guns off our streets ,,,,,,,,
    We need to catch at least half of the big criminal in barbados who is destroying our way of life…..
    We need to see the rebuilding of our infrastructure which is 4 decades out of date,,,,,
    We need to remind politicians why people voted for them and remind themselves what is they various jobs description…..
    We need to remind our politicians , barbados use to punch way above its weight lots of countries respected us at one time…
    I know we had no right to move Lord Nelson thats the jinks…..
    I must admit (Minister Sinckler ) I have high regards for…..

  6. James Franks November 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Chris always gives you a Sinking feeling when he talks optimistically about people working harder and improving productivity,two areas particularly which elude many of the workforce.

  7. Alex Alleyne November 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    two people was in a car and the passenger asked the driver when are you going to stop , he said “when I hear Glass”.

  8. Greengiant November 18, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Take the partisan political emotions out of it, he simply said with much truth that the social benefits our generation enjoyed were subsidized by borrowed money and I might add ” at preferential rates too “. Those days are way behind us and we as a nation can only maintain those same social benefits by our level of professionalism and productivity, so we instead of focusing on politics should be inspiring our offspring to learn educationally and socially to be responsible for their own social upkeep and that of their families. To do otherwise is to fail our children, our nation and ourselves. Now it’s time we stop being emotional about our national state of affairs as none of our political parties can’t change the state of the game without the new emerging global planter class. Locally that class who owns our land economically are saying like the supporters of the ‘brexit’ referendum and the Electoral College of the USA ” We want back economic and social control of our land “. We currently have financial owners, be careful which owners we may choose with our vote “. Every political party and elected government has a sleep in partner.

  9. jus me November 18, 2016 at 8:03 am

    YES CHRIS ,you lead the way.
    Improve the job you do by 100% right now.
    with you a 1 % increase in efficiency would be a 100% improvement.

    Anymore brilliant MOUT ointment??

  10. jus me November 18, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Where you live??
    Ent Barbados.

    The way you write is as tho we do not have a TOTALLY difunctional, crooked ,Lawless system to live and TRY to function under..

    Dont try to apply erudite smoothly worded CLAPTRAP.

    As tho ANY politician bout heah, will pass up ONCE CHANCE to enrich themselves.
    You trying to pour oil on trouble water , cos elections getting
    D,s are FINISHED
    So save your oil

  11. Tony Webster November 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Hook, Lyin, & Slinker…what Bajans gine have left to pass to our kids…besides a mountain of foreign AND local debts…and N.I.S. “Investments” in T-bills?

    Where is the Sam Lords/Wyndham cash coming from?
    Ditto, the G.A.I.A. $240M ( US$?); where is the new cruise terminal? Ditto the $2Billion, to fix B.W.A.? The roads need last year. Sell some more family silver? Or sell our souls to a Godless banker from the East?

    We keep begging, and borrowing, and teets-skinning, ..even to repair the Gyymnasium. Whither Pride?


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