Going with Owen

Government again turns to Arthur to head economic advisory council

It seems as though former Prime Minister Owen Arthur will lead Government’s economic advisory team, after all.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has finally been convinced that Arthur is the right person for the job in these difficult economic times, an official source told Barbados TODAY.

The former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader – now Independent Member of Parliament for St Peter – would not comment on the pending appointment, and during a news conference today, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler neither confirmed nor denied the report.

Asked by Barbados TODAY about Arthur’s selection, Sinckler appeared to be taken aback and hesitated before reiterating that a reformed national council of economic advisors made up of experienced Barbadians was being established.

“The persons I have invited to serve have all resoundingly responded in the affirmative and in the national interest and I expect to be able to share those names with you very shortly,” Sinckler said during the hour-long news conference at Cabinet Office.

“I believe Barbadians will be generally happy with the persons who have come forward,” he added.

Arthur had confirmed to Barbados TODAY in November 2015 that he had been approached by Sinckler to replace the retiring Sir Frank Alleyne as head of Government’s independent advisory council on the economy.

Just as he did today, Sinckler never confirmed of denied the appointment was on the cards. However, later that month he made it clear he was willing to work with the former Prime Minister in the country’s interest.

He said at the time that Arthur had a contribution to make “and in the fullness of time we will be able to see how that contribution can be made”.

Sinckler had even taken on critics who said at the time the former Prime Minister should not be given the post because of his long affiliation with the BLP, insisting: “Mr Arthur was a Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for 14 years, he’s been in politics for 40 years, 30 of those active, and his views are well known.”

However, the arrangement fell through – it is believed Stuart was not convinced it was the right decision – and Sinckler would later accuse the former BLP leader of driving the economy into “intensive care” and leaving the Democratic Labour Party administration to face a massive debt burden.

“There is a lot of intellectual dishonesty that goes on in Barbados,” he had told Parliament in March last year in response to assertions by Arthur that the economy had remained in intensive care and that it was still in a very delicate position in terms of its achievement of growth.

During his press conference today, Sinckler gave the assurance that there would be no major increases in taxes when he presents the upcoming Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, neither will there be any major retrenchments. However, he said in a bid to get the deficit down from eight per cent of gross domestic product to 5.5 per cent, Government was exploring the possibility of refinancing certain aspects of its domestic debt.

This is very much in keeping with one of the proposals that had been advanced by Arthur, who was credited with managing a successful economy during his 14 years at the helm of the BLP-led Government from 1994 to 2008.

However, a likely bone of contention will be the printing of money, which Sinckler today admitted would continue for the foreseeable future.

Arthur has repeatedly called for an end to the practice, which he described in Parliament last year as “an act of vandalism” which placed the stability of the Barbados dollar in peril.

The former Prime Minister and the Stuart administration have also held different views on privatization and a number of projects, with Arthur advising that Government needed to take the “unpopular and painful step” of divesting or amalgamating some state enterprises “as soon as practicable”, and stressing that caution was needed on the $500 million sugar restructuring plan; the Sam Lord’s Castle redevelopment, the proposed marina in Bridgetown and the cruise pier – all of which he had said could wind up posing an additional burden to the already stretched public purse.

Also insisting during a presentation in Parliament last March that failure was not an option, the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance said Government needed at least $500 million in capital investment to put the island back on a sustainable growth path.

Sinckler today suggested the administration was well on its way, saying he was confident that final approval would be given to the Sol Group oil deal, which, when taken with Sam Lord’s and First Citizens’ monies, was expected to rake in some $200 million.

He also revealed that inflows in the amount of $30 million were expected from the Development Bank of Latin America, otherwise known as CAF, and a further US$35 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to fund two water projects. Another $50 million in support is also due from the CDB for an education sector enhancement project.


emmanueljoseph@barbadostoday.bb

63 Responses to Going with Owen

  1. Todd Forde
    Todd Forde February 28, 2017 at 2:35 am

    But wait I thought Owen was past his sell by Date

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    • Dave Payne
      Dave Payne February 28, 2017 at 4:37 am

      Ort den!!!!

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    • Kim Smith
      Kim Smith February 28, 2017 at 5:39 am

      Well well well is this the same Owen that you ppl said can not run this country lazt election ,the same owen that you ppl refuse help from before, now do you have us at heart or or you ppl so thristy to hold on to power ?. Owen help take us at this deep hole and bajans please do be trick into voting for Dems again. Hope you Dlp canidates and bajans understands that Chris can not do it so he getting help cause none of the Dlp candidates CAN HELP SAVE US

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      • Peter February 28, 2017 at 9:22 am

        It seems to me that Barbados has gone or is rapidly going full circle and getting to the starting point all over again. Sinkler , if this is not a fabrication, is clearly admitting that he CANNOT revive the Barbadian economy. Owen Arthur? are we going to see the second risings of the likes of Rodney Wilkin’s son , Halam Nich and Mario lanza from Trinidad? Will he walk with his shadow Williams the Johnny? Sinkler, You should resign because you can’t do it. Give the job to Dr. David Estwick. He spotted your short comings ever since. Stuart is a filler . Mottley girl you got them soscared they putting up Coralita Rosalita undecided yard fowl to antagonize you with her crap .

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    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke February 28, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Well if he pass his sell by date . Sinclair aint get on the shelf yet

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  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 28, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Caption for the photo: You is the biggest pothole I ever come across!

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  3. Bernard Pinder
    Bernard Pinder February 28, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Stupes dog move well u know what this mean owen gine show dem how to leave the county in more dept.

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  4. BaJan boy February 28, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Owen Seymour Arthur ought to be ashamed of himself. He is like the cow that gave a good bucket of milk and then kick it down. This is the same man when he was hungry the BLP fed him. He is so ungrateful it is laughable and also shameless. When Mia Mottley made the same suggestion four years ago he got on a soap box and wanted an apology sa he didn’t tell her to call his name.
    The formation of this eminent persons body to help dumb Chris with the economy was a waste of time and it couldn’t work. Today it comes from an empty leader who dislikes him personally and we hear it is fine from those in the ‘how great thou art choir.’
    We see who the real visionary is and we applaud her efrrorts of four years and concede that it is that same suggestion that the so called geniuses are now trying to implement. We salute Mia and know my post may not stay up very lond as it speaks against the bad,and hateful attitude of our esteemed Owen Arthur but Mia stay in control and we wish you well..Wait to hear Mr. Feeble on down to brass tacks later this week as his God tries yet again for the spot light…

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  5. Concerned Bajan February 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Bajan boy…the only hateful person right now is you. Although it pains me to see Arthur helping the DLP it’s no longer a political agenda but rather a national emergency. Although quite frankly it may be purely political for the D’s given they are doing this at the last hour so close to elections. They don’t have to like each other or agree with each other on everything to try to save the Barbados economy from the ditch it is currently in.

    I really hope bajans remember the pain this incompetent party put us through and vote wisely in the next election.

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  6. Hal Austin February 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Is this a joke? Is Chris Sinckler taking the mickey out of Barbadians?
    To bring Owen Arthur on board as an economic adviser, the man who for 14 years led Barbados down an economic cul de sac, is the death knell for the island.
    There sis also an ethical issue. How can the former leader of the Opposition, put himself forward as the lead economic adviser to the party that was his Opposition?
    What alternative views does Mr Arthur hold that have not so far been implemented by the BLP government over 14 years, and the DLP over eight?

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    • Jennifer February 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

      @Hal – Hahahahahahahah. Come on Hal, they all sit and eat and that LARGE TABLE. All of them the same thing. Only people safely in the Bus sitting and RIDING is politicians and the OTHERS. Every one else is under that Bus.

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  7. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 28, 2017 at 5:11 am

    IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST DISGRACE AT ALL TIMES IF MR ARTHUR IS THE ECONOMIC ADVISOR FOR THE DLP. WHY WOULD I WANT TO BE THE CAPTAIN OF A SHIP WRECK. A FORMER PRIME MINISTER STOOPING SO LOW.HE WOULD BE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRIC IN BARBADOS POLITIC AT ALL TIMES.I COULD UNDERSTAND IF HE WAS JUST A MINSTER IN THE BLP. BUT A FORMER PRIME MINISTER THAT THE SAME DLP PREACHING EVERY DAY THAT HE LEAVE THE COUNTRY IN SO MUCH DEATH. WELL IF HE TAKES UP THAT JOB, IT WOULD BE TRUE WHAT THEY WERE SAYING ALL ALONG. HE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT BECOMING THE NEXT GOVERNOR GENERAL. HE REMINDS ME OF JAMES MITCHELL OF ST VINCENT. ABANDONED HIS PARTY NOW HE IS COMING BACK TO TALK WITH THE NEW OPPOSITION LEADER MR FRIDAY. A MAN SHOULD BE A MAN. THE BLP HAS DONE A LOT FOR YOU. TRY AND SUPPORT MISS MOTTLEY. FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.THE PEOPLE JUST TRYING TO USED YOU.WHY WOULD I TRUST A PERSON THAT PUT A COUNTRY IN SO MUCH DEATH. POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME.

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    • Sunil Brome
      Sunil Brome February 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

      That is one way to look at it…be selfish ignore the country’s plight for the sake of ego. Arthur has been making his position clear on the economic position of Barbados and actively so. Here is a opportunity to put his thoughts and useful experience to work. Why not accept it as that. What Barbados needs now is the drop the labels and get to work saving ourselves.

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    • Peter February 28, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Angus Ben. You and Hal could not have written it better. OOps what I meant was no one else could have written it better. Clearly Sinkler is afraid of Dr. Estwick and is killing two birds with one stone. He’s sending a message to both Mia and the BLP and Dr. Estwick letting them knoe that Owen is better in his view. Little does he know that Owen ain’t ready to assassinate his character and belittle him yet. Watch it Washed – UPP. Owen has actually announced his plan to walk……. ACROSS THE FLOOR.

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  8. Tony Webster February 28, 2017 at 5:44 am

    @ Bajan Boy: I share your views. Mr. Arthur will stain his proud record, irretrievably, by any such misadventure. Even if he and “Team Saviour” give government excellent, sound advice, the current hapless lot of the Trursduh Throng, have neither the ability, or the inclination, to implement the critically-needed remedies, as a matter of urgency. Yes, ESPECIALLY as elections loom!!

    Mere desperation, dressed up, and tarted-up, and invited to the Estimates Bashment as the “centre-piece”. Yes, wid lipstick, mascara, new Remi… and one eyebrow!

    Lord…cumfa…

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  9. Ernesta Catlyn February 28, 2017 at 5:49 am

    This country was built by the blood, sweat and tears of our foreparents, both B and D. We have been hearing that the country is on the brinks of economic collapse and yet it still comes down to party? Are you all for real? We are at rock bottom, the ‘gravy done boil out’ – it is time for all hands on deck. The Hal Austin’s and the like need to grow up and throw off your ‘political’ shackles. This ‘US’ and ‘THEM’ situation is only at the electorates’ level. Mr Arthur’s navel string buried here and he has a right to offer his expertise and professionalism when called on to do so. Let go of the past and grow up.

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  10. Danny Colombian Clarke
    Danny Colombian Clarke February 28, 2017 at 5:49 am

    I’m just lost. Is this the same man that the DLP cuss day in and out and say it’s his doings that put us in all the problems we in today ?? Can’t wait to hear what the DLP yardfowls got to say .

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    • lester February 28, 2017 at 6:48 am

      grow up danny thats poiitics they are all friends

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  11. Ernesta Catlyn February 28, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Mr Arthur, I however hope that if this is true that you examine your motives and be influenced only by your love for country. If your motive are not sincere, you will fail and your reputation damaged forever. Be careful.

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  12. Tamesha Padmore
    Tamesha Padmore February 28, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Oh my goodness smh what a real dog move

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  13. Rawle Agard
    Rawle Agard February 28, 2017 at 6:25 am

    The person who was once the leader of the d l p is now the chief blp economic advisor. Let us wait and see before you comment.

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  14. Tsa Harris
    Tsa Harris February 28, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Sighhh

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  15. harry turnover February 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

    I have said it before and I will say it AGAIN..OWEN SEYMORE ARTHUR IS THE BEST MAN TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY.
    Look at STUART and DEM got the gall to call on him now that the Country is down in the dumps

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  16. Mary Agard February 28, 2017 at 6:33 am

    These people for real this country drowning and all these people just thinking party and not country so putting heads together to pull this country out does mean a thing because Mr. Arthur is coming to be an advisor listen to wanna oh boy give me a break

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  17. Maria T Holdipp
    Maria T Holdipp February 28, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Wanna ain’t realise the strategic moves these DEMS pulling to win back the Elections tho? This people got real brain because all that them doing some of the foolish bajans gine get blinded eye and doped and then gine run and mark that X for DEM come Election time… The DEMS smart

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    • Sunil Brome
      Sunil Brome February 28, 2017 at 7:41 am

      That can have a reverse effect…the Bees can say the Dees had to resort to their previous leader for guidance.

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    • Ken O Bullen
      Ken O Bullen February 28, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Well said!

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  18. eddy murray February 28, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Well, welll the Yesterday Man, is now the Today Man that will advice the DEMS, in they crest to get country back on track and regain power when election is call.

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  19. harry turnover February 28, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Mr.Arthur don’t go down in the dumps with DEM..let them remain there.Form your own Party FIRST and bring Bdos back up.
    Both the PM and MOF cussed you… now they want to lie in bed wid you.

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  20. Patricia Browne
    Patricia Browne February 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I can not believe this, owen that is the trick from satan himself please do not fall for it

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  21. Maureen fields February 28, 2017 at 6:43 am

    All of this just to cut votes from Ms. Mottley.

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  22. Natalie February 28, 2017 at 6:43 am

    WELCOME PRIVATISATION! !

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  23. Angel Maria
    Angel Maria February 28, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Lol, birds of a feather.
    The only surprise here is that in 2017 some grown ass people still publicly support and defend mongrel politicians who only see them as a meal ticket.

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  24. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave February 28, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Wanna people don’t think at all you all have short memories and silly . .Mr Owen Arthur is an Economist he been there before as Prime Minister he has the know how can’t take that away from him . So don’t be surprised at nothing . You D L P supporters really think Mr Chris Sinclair and Hon.Mr Stuart . Foolish … I don’t blame them one bit , if their need advice from.Mr Arthur . Go and get it ,ask questions and don’t listen to you all . I totally agree with Mr Sinclair . Stand big and bold !!! And let the whole world see that Mr Arthur and him are at abearance so to speak … People all its . Politics .. Everyday people calling in on .. Brass Facts …. And on C B C . Calling show and lambasting each political side of the parties Which to my knowledge is nonsensical
    Why don’t talk about other issues that are going on I the country etc but everyday so. Politics ; Let the
    Government sort out their own business ..
    Another thing that amazes me is that D L P supporters takes for granted that when D L P … Politicians gets on a platform or radio and cuss the B L P .. It’s not any hatred or communicating with each other :;; It’s just Politics get in in your all heads . Anywhere . God bless Mr Owen Arthur . And God bless the others as well . Because God says in his words to love one another . Time will tell the outcome . God bless . Barbados ..

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  25. Ray Thompson February 28, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Anyone out there that has a better solution should had step forward instead of the criticisms. As usual we get people commenting on everything but mostly negatively doing so. If the former prime minister wants to step forward and help with his experience and valuable ideas, I don’t see why people should knock the man. This is Barbados not a supermarket we living in. The government needs assistance to save the economy not listen to people with negative opinions at this stage. Keep ya all bad words and look forward to reality because years now and none of ya all don’t have a better solution to bring to the table. Ask yourself what you can do for your country sometimes instead of always expecting what the country can do for you.

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  26. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith February 28, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Got to talk about it ,only who feels it knows it so sorry

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  27. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette February 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Fruendel for the win…….silence is golden this time lol …in all seriousness we all know Mr Arthur is very knowledgeable and if he can help let him help ..its a very helpful move to save Barbados or desperate one lets wait and see

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  28. Concern Citizen February 28, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Cant please bajans at all. Dont want DEM, Call on owen, Dont want owen cause thats a dog move, yet you all still in two minds bout MIA. Seriously, probably you all should try running the country then. Stupseeeeeeeeee longggggg

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  29. Santini More
    Santini More February 28, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Dear Owen, I wonder if they will bother wiping the blood off the knife they plunged into Delisle’s back before they thrust it in yours?

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  30. Igrunt Barbie February 28, 2017 at 7:50 am

    A coalition government should have been form to aid us out of the dark times…… Oh well… The poor and middle class will feell this the most…i will sit back and smile…

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  31. Sunil Brome
    Sunil Brome February 28, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I feel ashamed for some of us Bajans when reading these comments. Owen Arthur is an experienced and Knowledgeable economist. He has made his position where the economy of Barbados is concerned, clear consistently. There can be no denying he has a lot to offer. Now is not the time to be studying Bees or Dees…we are facing dire times if something drastic is not done. For the sake of a country and not egos and political divide I am pleased to see what could be a step in the right direction take place. Not ignorant to all the political ways to spin this…what can be spun can be spun around again.
    As a Barbadian desperate to see Barbados get out of the mess it is in…i pray it is not too late too tap into the wealth of knowledge made available.

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  32. Anson Sobers
    Anson Sobers February 28, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Wunna wanna blame Owen for going to the IMF as he has suggested? Wunna wait the bourse out the stable and runaway to try catch he back

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  33. Carson C Cadogan February 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

    What is the big fuss?

    The former Leader of the DLP and economic advisory of the DLP, Clyde Mascol is now the Chief economic advisory to the BLP.

    The Chief political strategist to the DLP, Harley Henry is now the Chief political strategist for the BLP.

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  34. andreww watson February 28, 2017 at 8:36 am

    While reading some of the comments I realize that to some party[DLP, BLP] come before the people , if the people are hurting who ever can contribute should be given that opportunity to do so,if I am hungry it don’t matter who feed me.

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  35. Joan Worrell February 28, 2017 at 8:43 am

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. The bleating continues. The BEEES got the belly this morning. A lot of toilet paper will be bought today. Clyde ran from the DEMS to the BLP where he was appointed co-leader of the Party and Mia wept. He didn’t leave the DEMS because of their economic policies. He was dethroned. Very few BBBBBBB’s welcomed him with open arms. They see him as an adopted child and not one of their own. Owen has subsequently been dethroned in the BLP and it looks like he will be welcomed by DEMS as the chief economic advisor . Do fuh do is not obeah. Chris and Freundel just licked all the wind out of Mia’s sails. Alll the plans she had for moving into Ilaro Court get lick up. lol. History has a strange way of repeating itself. Remember when it was alleged that the wife of a former BLP leader had taken measurements of the windows at Ilaro Court to buy blinds that will fit when they won the elections? Grenville Phillips Jr.,you see what I tell you? Text book economists will never agree . It is time for you and your successful businessmen to come to the fore and the aid of the Barbadian people. Bajans are fed up with the musical chairs games played by the BBB and DDD Parties

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  36. Harry February 28, 2017 at 8:44 am

    CCC true to form always cussing OSA at any chance he gets, now asking what is the big fuss blind political obedience ……..

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  37. Joan Worrell February 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Cry cry babies. The BBBB”s got gastroenteritis this morning . In Bajan parlance it is called the ”belly” , the ”guts” or the
    ”runnings” . Owen, according to the report, will be economic advisor for Barbados i.e for both BBBBBB’s and DDDDD’s. Clyde was Opposition Leader of the Democratic Labour Party. He was dethroned and subsequently became Co-Leader of the Barbados Labour Party. Owen was Leader of the Opposition BLP and was dethroned. He apparently will be Co-Leader of Finance in the Democratic Labour Party Government. It is called politics. It is a master stroke, Mia. March till the cows come home.

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  38. Alex Alleyne February 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

    “POLITICS” , oh how i love.

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  39. jus me February 28, 2017 at 10:23 am

    The Mortician calls in the Make Up Artist to give the corpse a MAKEOVER.

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  40. Bill February 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

    It is obvious that there are many who do not want anything good to happen with the economy for fear that the BLP could find itself in opposition for a further five years following the next election. The very thorough is already killing some of them who can’t wait to receive the scratch grain which they expect to be thrown their way if there is a change of government not to mention those who anticipate sharing the fatted calf . This level of selfishness and share greed in many cases, lead to these people launching the most vicious attacks on anyone who say or do anything which gets in the way of their agenda. Barbados first please! Don’t get me wrong l don’t have any love for the direction in which this country is heading

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  41. Sam Clarke February 28, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Folks, it is time for bajans to get rid of stupid politics of destruction, about who is b,c,d or whatever alphabet political party.
    This is about country and ideas for the growth of Barbados.

    I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE DAY THAT BARBADOS HAS A POLITICAL CULTURE OF ACCEPTING IDEAS AND NOT PARTY LABELS.

    IF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE BARBADOS GROW, THEN LET US SEE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY COME TOGETHER ON IT.

    STOP THE SMALL MINDED STUPID POLITICS OF DESTRUCTION BARBADOS, STOP IT NOW!!

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  42. Helicopter(8P) February 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    This is not partisanship ! It’s national financial security at it’s fullest.

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  43. sunshinecanada February 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    people please,, no lot a long talk, i still have my Moneys, On Miss Mottley, with the helps of Mr Owen, Amen,

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    • Carson C Cadogan February 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      She will be just like Hillary Clinton.

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  44. jrsmith February 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    The trouble with our barbados politicians , the times have passed them by , they are still not learning ,
    The establishment still represents 1% of persons in Barbados ,people who have no political interest what so ever in politics , no need to ,because they are having it they own way , with help from our politicians..
    Our politicians seems not to even recognize how the political world is (Politically Corporate Corrupt) but they are still trying to play games with the bajan people………

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  45. sticks and stones February 28, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Well aren’t these two ships sailing in different directions one for Privatization and one for Printing Money . Hard to see how these two ship would make it ashore all in one piece . Gulliver’s island Here we go

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  46. North Point February 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Owen in one of his election plans, he spoke about ‘POLITICS OF INCLUSION”. He is mow reaping his just rewards.

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  47. Eric Lewis February 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Wow…..DLP employing BLP to pull Barbados out of a money sucking hole….Elections going be hot next year

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  48. sunshinecanada February 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Mr Carson, and you will be Mr Trump,

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  49. Ernesta Catlyn February 28, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Having giving this situation more thought I think Owen you better don’t get yourself involved. These men will use you to help them win this government and then totally humiliate you. Remember when you gave Freundel that note and he held on to it and used it against you. It is then you should know that Froons ent no good. Thinks hard and long here. I too think you are the best person to run this island right now but you can do it as no eminent whatever. Leave well alone. Leh we suck salt till 2018.

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  50. Ernesta Catlyn February 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    you can’t do it AS NO EMINENT

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  51. AOD March 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    When offered a position in which power and authority is split or shared. It is wise and prudent to decline such a post. Violating the law of unity of command will not go unpunished for long.

    The dlp will appear to be running the economy by triumvirate. With a year before elections, and no time for any economic measures to yield gains that the people can recognize. This may not be the master stroke many commentators believe it to be.

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