Ince: Economy has turned the corner

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Senator Jeptor Ince is contending that the worst of the economic squeeze is behind Barbadians and that things are improving.

Delivering the Democratic Labour Party’s  (DLP) lunchtime lecture at the party’s headquarters on George Street, St Michael, Friday, Ince made reference to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV consultation report, which said the Barbados economy appeared to have turned the corner.

However, he went further, saying there was no doubt that it had improved.

“The International Monetary Fund report said it appears the economy has turned the corner, but I am going to say to the IMF the economy is turning the corner and there is no appearance. We have implemented policies and the economy is turning the corner even though we are not yet out of the woods. There is no appearance as far as this senator is concerned. The policies of the Government are working and we are beginning to see the results of our restructuring and diversification of the economy,” Ince contended.

The Government Senator recalled that during the restructuring programme, the administration had asked the people of Barbados to “swallow a bitter pill” from 2008 and Barbadians had cooperated with the administration.

Arguing that the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals had brought a measure of relief to Barbadians, Ince said there was no longer any need to swallow the bitter pill.

“We are asking the people to come to the table because breakfast is going to be served. It may not be in the quantities that you may want or that we would like to give. We have recognized the patience and the pressure that this society endured,” he said.

Ince pointed out that with improvements on the horizon, Government would lead the country forward and allow Barbadians to share in the good times ahead. 

11 Responses to Ince: Economy has turned the corner

  1. Paul Sivers
    Paul Sivers August 27, 2016 at 7:42 am

    eastmond corner or diamond corner?

    • Patrick Bellot
      Patrick Bellot August 27, 2016 at 8:05 am

      His and Fumble’s corner.

    • Jewel Forde
      Jewel Forde August 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

      But didn’t the IMF say months ago that the economy had turned a corner? So this is the same corner or one further up? Lol!!!! This is too funny!

    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson August 27, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Rectum time!

  2. Tête La
    Tête La August 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Why does he speak?

  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine August 27, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Bring the proof instead of the talk that the economy has turned the corner. Ince, you should be careful. You are not as discreet as you believe.

  4. Hal Austin August 27, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Is Jepter Ince still getting paid by the taxpayers?

  5. Tony Webster August 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    @Tete La: I wondered the same thing! Cud be, so he could see himself later on TV-8? Alternatively, as research material ,like the whole nine yards, ex C.B.C., for his forthcoming auto-biography: ” How one Senator saved Barbados”.

    Cupple things I gotta hand to him: solid as a plank ( sorry, rock) determination; does not really need a mike and P.A. to be heard all over Bridgetown; and of course…titanic (sorry) consistency. These apart, “This Senator” defies description. I have indeed once heard less-than-discreet sniggering during his contribution, during a live senate broadcast. I guess that this could only have come from either a fellow colleague; a broadcast technician, who could no longer restrain himself; .or it might have been an acoustic aberration in the mike or P.A. system?
    Laughter emanating from Parliament, in both locations, is not always of the well-intentioned kind.

  6. Aneta August 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    He is a political pimp and would say anything. Smh. We as a people not that stupid jepter

  7. BaJan boy August 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Like the former PM called all part in f a poor RAKEY government. It is truly embarrassing to listen to them. They should do like Freundel and go to sleep or like Chris and say what he thinks people want to hear or like Donville nuff ignorance all the time and hope that something stick or that at least a little bit is believable..

  8. wilggeese August 29, 2016 at 9:54 am



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