Poor bowling display by Sinckler, charges Bostic

Lacklustre and lacking in confidence!

That’s how Member of Parliament for the City Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic has described Tuesday’s Estimates presentation by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler.

Instead of restoring public confidence in the island’s ailing economy on the heels of two successive downgrades by international ratings agencies Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, Bostic said what Parliament was treated to was a game of “political cricket”.

“What I heard yesterday, Mr Speaker, was a bowler pitching . . . what I would call political half volleys outside the off stump hoping that the batsmen from the Barbados Labour Party would be induced to driving at everything so that you get the edges to be caught in the slips by the Democratic Labour Party fielders,” Bostic said in making his contribution to today’s debate on the 2017 Appropriations Bill.

He also took Sinckler to task for asking the Opposition BLP to offer suggestions on how to address the island’s economic woes.

“Asking all the time for the Opposition to say what to do, what to cut, when I am certain that the honourable minister knows what he has to do, given the situation that confronts him, to be asking those questions to me really was playing political cricket,” Bostic said, stressing that the presentation was not serious enough and that Government still needed to have a proper discussion on the state of the island’s economy.

4 Responses to Poor bowling display by Sinckler, charges Bostic

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn March 15, 2017 at 4:54 am

    POOR BOWLING LIKE THE WESTINDIES TEAM AGAINST ENGLAND.I AM ASKING MY SELF WHEN THE BLP WIN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION .HOW THEY GOING TO PAY THESE DETH THAT THESE DLP MINISTERS LEAVE BEHIND.

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  2. Tony Webster March 15, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Yes indeed! I was personally surprised at myself, for feeeling a twitch of pity for a mighty man…so reduced… to hear the Honourable Minister, articulating his message to the Tourism and other folks with boatloads of F/X parked safely off-shore…to “please bring in a little more”.

    Taken literally, he has also shown his hand a bit, by mentioning that such folks would have to pay in the F/X “DIRECTLY” to the Central Bank. Surely, he is aware that all of our currently-operating commercial banks, are already “LICENSED DEALERS in F/X”, on behalf of the Central Bank of Barbados. Each bank so licensed, is required, at the pleasure of the C.B.B., to deal dealing in F/X as their agent, and in consonance with the C.B.B.’s F/X regulations, as issued from time to time. Does he intend to have his new-found Guv. to cancel or amend such licences? WUHLOSS…what a message of “confidence” to send out to all of we igrunts folks out here!!!

    Perhaps…he “mis-spoke”?

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  3. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers March 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    That’s an easy question borrow money, go to the IMF ,what political party taking office and no big money ain’t around

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  4. BimJim March 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I think I hear an election coming… just around the corner… nuff noise, chest-beating and opinionated hot air bout de place… go inside, chrilren, y’all shouldn’t hear dis kinda nastiness…

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