Sealy: DLP achievements an untold story

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy is complaining that the story of this country’s successes under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is not being told.   

Addressing the latest in the ruling party’s FACTS conferences Monday evening, he listed a series of achievements that he contended debunked the notion of a country “belly-up [and] sliding down [like] a fallen angel”.   

Among the accomplishments he highlighted to supporters gathered at the Belfield Community Centre in Black Rock, St Michael were Barbados’ performance in the World Economic Forum and United Nations Human Development Index.

Noting the island’s tourism achievements, in particular, he pointed out that Barbados has won awards from Travel Bulletin and Expedia, and was rated number one in the Caribbean, seventh in the Americas and 46th in the world in travel and tourism competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

“That is because of a lot of work . . . a lot of sacrifice by so many people in the tourism sector,” he said of the latter accomplishment.

The minister also highlighted that the Barbados Hilton Resort was recently rated the best property in the Western Hemisphere and the UK’s leading travel trade brand Travel Bulletin had ranked the country the best destination for luxury tourism.

Furthermore, Sealy said, the Barbados passport is one of the most desired passports in the world, referring to that document being rated this year on passportindex.org as the most powerful in the Caribbean and the 50th most powerful in the world.

“People [are] still willing to push down fences and scale walls to come to get a piece of this rock . . . and that is a fact. Not only the tourists . . . the investors . . . people looking for somewhere to live . . . people wanting to enjoy a good quality of life would give their eye teeth to get residency here,” he contended.

Sealy boasted, too, that Barbados’ health care and educational systems have also been highly rated internationally and have become the envy of the world.

He said it would therefore be a backward step to “give this country to the reactionary elements in this society”, insisting that Barbados is on a solid course, despite the economic challenges and difficult decisions Government has had to make.

32 Responses to Sealy: DLP achievements an untold story

  1. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis May 3, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Yeah right mr fake

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  2. Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts May 3, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Dude keep quiet , all you fools are frauds. FACTS

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  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 3, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Barbados is the best…Barbados is number 1, the rating agency says Barbados Hilton is the best in that and that. Tell me Mr. Tourism Minister are Barbadians happy with these DLP facts? Are we earning Forex. Stuuuuuupse

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  4. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell May 3, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Untold is true…there is none to tell…lol

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  5. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen May 3, 2017 at 4:48 am

    What de hell you talking bout Mr Minister? I can’t get medical attention at de hospital,can’t afford to eat proper food , can’t afford to send school de children only in turns,and you saying wa?

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  6. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 3, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Typical politician gloating about b/s these DLP yard fowls getting annoying with all the election campaigning talk disguise as speeches to country.Not a fan of either of these two political parties but this present day governing DLP just a laughable bunch.

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  7. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd May 3, 2017 at 6:13 am

    BUT!! BUT!! WHAT ABOUT THAT FACT STORY SLEEPY SEALY

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  8. Colin May 3, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Until they translate into actual improvement in the economic state of the economy, they shall remain untold.

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  9. Velma Langdon
    Velma Langdon May 3, 2017 at 7:00 am

    What’s up with you guy’s parading about these things you have achieved.
    Show the people what the hell you talking about.
    Not just talking about what you hope to do before election day.

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  10. Bradg May 3, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Election machinery cranking up!! Spewing party rhetoric in hopes of bringing in a few of you. Watch out for that net, dont get trapped!!

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  11. Maureen Burgess
    Maureen Burgess May 3, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Look! I always hear more Mad people OUT than In

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  12. Nickk Moore
    Nickk Moore May 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Both parties do the same thing.

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    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner May 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Agree with ya Nickk Moore.

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    • Nickk Moore
      Nickk Moore May 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I just don’t understand why persons continue with this kind of behavior.

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  13. Hermine Alleyne
    Hermine Alleyne May 3, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Truth be told,what is there to tell,please tell us we waiting.

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  14. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie May 3, 2017 at 7:55 am

    19 downgrades FACT. Over $8 billion on the banks, and cannot raise money to pay sugar cane farmers for their delivery. FACT. DEM killed this country. FACT.

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    • Randolph May 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Over 3000 laid off ,FACT,tertiary education free no moreFACT,taxes killing we,FACT.No salary increase for civil servants for almost 10 years FACT.Corruption in low and high places,FACT.More later.

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  15. Dave D. Thompson
    Dave D. Thompson May 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Untold meaning they never happened

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  16. Frank Taylor
    Frank Taylor May 3, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I’m a little confused here. Wasn’t it yesterday that I read Minister Inniss declaring — at the same conference — that we shouldn’t trust information coming from foreign media.

    And here it is, Minister Sealy quoting foreign media and statistics like peas.

    So, my question is: whose FACT(s) should we go with — Minister Inniss or Minister Sealy?

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  17. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose May 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Dude what achievements,FUKRY right! running the economy in the ground, high youth unemployment, being highlighted as a haven for money laundering.
    Sir your record along with the feckless PRIME MINISTER who could not wipe his ass even if you had flood lights for him to see it.
    Oh yeah we see real clear! yalls asses getting voted out of running the country, and sent back to cleaning horse shit for a living and even that is too good for you MYOPIANS . 2018 YOU WILL BE FIRED BY THE PEOPLE.
    #RESIST

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  18. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler May 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

    And pigs might fly

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  19. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde May 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Big long rhole steupseeeees. Barbados Today wunnuh ent got not else to do when the day come? Jesus man, steupseeeeeees again.

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  20. BimJim May 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Be like somethimg OTHER THAN a politician and tell the whole story. Sealy. While you braying jackasses were carefully not pooping on poor peoples heads, tell us how we got a 12 BILLION national debt.

    Tell us how you personally spennoff that $100 million the PM gave your Ministry when the DLP got re-elected.

    Tell us how Barbados is still sliding towards devaluation -= forget that idiot Sinckler, he does not know what he is talking about, and never did.

    Tell us where that ADDITIONAL $2 BILLION a year – ON TOP OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET – the national debt is increasing by is going, since wunnuh spending more now in a year than any previous government, including your own.

    Go jump in the Careenage, Sealy, before we throw you in there come election time.

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  21. Sonia Seale
    Sonia Seale May 3, 2017 at 9:14 am

    It is better left untold. Actions speak louder than words.

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  22. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke May 3, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Listen to the stories of the people first, because you all are not paying attention. The citizens of barbados are not happy.

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  23. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde May 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Seriously though…the only story the DLP is ever inclined to tell is their own. So much so they expect that Barbadians are still under the illusion they are not responsible for the ills which plague us today. Furthermore they blow their own trumpets so hard Bajans have been saddled with a song, dance and big hoorah for the most minor of things, like bashes for roundabouts (that were already in use), housewarming parties (for approximately ten houses), a ground breaking ceremony for a housing project that never came to pass (Pickering) et al. Even when two big able hard back Ministers went up in the sewage and had a swim the world had to know. Bajans are disgusted and the only DLP story we wish to now hear is the Dems swan song…Goodbye and good riddance.

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  24. jrsmith May 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    50 years of (Independence Dependency ), 3 decades of 2 parties changing from one to the other and nothing can be seen to be done .. 1% of our nation is in the comfortable position of being protected by our corrupt politicians …………………………………
    Dear , Mr Sealy , would you be able to act as an honest person and tell our black bajans why your party the government , cannot account for the missing 800 million bds dollars ,, ref the (Audit General’s ) report ………………..

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  25. Tony Waterman May 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Sealy: DLP achievements an untold story

    SO MR.Minister!!!! Por fvor!!! Tell us, and the STORY will then be TOLD

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  26. Caswell Franklyn May 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    The DLP main achievements are untold because they are ashamed of what they have done to this country. Everything in Barbados has shown negative growth except the salaries of parliamentarians.

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  27. hcalndre May 4, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Mr. Sealy, these people that is scaling the walls to get in barbados
    with unemployment at about 15%, who are they? people go to places where the job market is flourishing, the figure that you gave as in single digits, tell the country how many people found work in each month of the year to get the unemployment figure to just under 10% just like that. Explain to the people that whom you`re speaking of are retirees that made their living outside and have a decent pension, goes back to have their medicals done and a few millionaires that go and come. Man save the untruths for election campaigning to see how many more yard fowls to can catch.

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  28. harry turnover May 10, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Sealy are those ACHIEVEMENTS that BENEFIT the MASSES .All yuh ACHIEVED 19 downgrades…CANNOT FIX the ECONOMY after 9 years…NO INCREASE for the CIVIL SERVANTS….PRINTING MONEY to pay Civil Servants and MORE…daiz wha wunna ACHIEVED that is AFFECTING the MASSES.
    ….and you talking bout Barbados’ performance in the World Economic Forum and United Nations Human Development Index.that Barbados has won awards from Travel Bulletin and Expedia, and was rated number one in the Caribbean, seventh in the Americas and 46th in the world in travel and tourism competitiveness by the World Travel and Tourism Council ? The masses doan want to know bout DEM…dem is WUNNA achievements…LIST DE ACHIEVEMENTS that wunna do for the masses now.
    ….but you see who he tell that NONSENSE to and where…at DEM conference where yard fowls and paling cocks and scratch grain are aplenty,where people gine get up and clap and skin da teet like da pison and en gine a question.

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  29. harry turnover May 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    ……last paragraph should read “.but you see who he tell that NONSENSE to and where…at DEM conference where yard fowls ,paling cocks and scratch grain are aplenty,where people gine get up and clap and skin da teet like da pison and en gine ask a question.

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