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.

3 Responses to Estwick explains no show for Sinckler’s ministerial statement

  1. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe December 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Stupse … Smh

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  2. Alex Alleyne December 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    The only reason Mr. Estwick has not been FIRED from the DLP is because the margin with the Opposition is so small .He knows this and is playing his hand all over the shop. DLP will continue to “play-ball” with him seeing that the situation places them between a rock and a hard place.

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  3. Charles Worrell December 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Guys, we do not need to allow this kind of divisiveness by these commentators. We have been re-elected to do the business of Barbadians and we need to keep that in mind and in the forefront of our work.
    I liked Estwick’s plan because it is very good and what’s more it gave us some power in the transaction. For some reason it was not implemented but we must continue to work to deliver for Barbados.
    1. We HAVE TO REDUCE the cost of living;
    2. We have to rationalize Land prices: how are these arrive at?
    3. We NEED A LAND USE POLICY LIKE LAST 2000;
    4. WE HAVE to look at the breaks we gave to the Hotel Industry and DEMAND that they GIVE BACK TO THE COUNTRY;
    5. WE have to get our agriculture more viable and DEAL definitively with larcent;
    6. We have to INSIST that whatever the hotel industry needs that WE PRODUCE LOCALLY, THEY BUY, thereby providing a market for our people;
    7. We MUST BE MINDFUL that we are a mere 14×21 and it is time we look at our land and how it is disposed of; to date, we have given away too many resorts and created havens for people of other lands;
    8. NO BUSINESS IN BARBADOS SHOULD BE SELLING ITS PRODUCTS IN USA DOLLARS;
    9. IT IS TIME TO RECLAIM SOME OF WHAT WE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY FROM US BETWEEN 1993-2013.
    YES, you can howl if you want but we are feeling the pinch largely because we have been stretched to the max and with our limited resources, we have virtually nowhere to go. I believe this is why we are appearing so helpless and thereby falling victim to the International community who has been watching us WAY BACK WHEN DIPPER(THE RIGHT HONORABLE BARROW) through Sir Erskine until their opening came in 1993 and on…
    Long Live.
    Tobias.

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