DLP has performed

Paul insists ruling party has done its best

A Government MP is standing firmly behind the economic policies and programmes of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration.

In fact, speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the DLP’s 62nd annual conference at the George Street auditorium last weekend, Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central James Paul suggested that the Freundel Stuart administration, which has been under pressure in recent months over its imposition of a new set of onerous taxes, had delivered the best form of economic medicine to the island.

In the wake of widespread concerns over the increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy from two per cent to ten per cent and the imposition of a foreign exchange levy and other measures which were announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in his May 30 Budget, Paul further suggested that the medicine, though bitter, was effective in addressing the island’s economic woes.

“I think that we have given the country at this time the best the country can afford,” Paul told Barbados TODAY, while warning that “Barbadians should not fool themselves that what this party is doing is in their [the DLP’s] own interests”.

With discussions on pay increases between Government and the trade unions having reached a stalemate, Paul insisted that the DLP’s number one priority was to look after the interests of citizens.

“We do not compromise the social stability of this country and I think in trying to put Barbados back on the path of stable economic recovery we have done so, paying attention to the fact that we also need to focus on people, making sure that they are the centre of economic development,” Paul said.

He also responded to private sector complaints about Government’s management of the economy, contending that the ruling DLP was doing its best in the circumstances.

“I believe it is disingenuous of anybody to give the impression to Barbadians that we can continue to manage in the same way that we did in the past,” Paul said, adding that “we have to recognize where we are, always remembering that people are at the centre of development”.

However, he acknowledged that the biggest challenge facing the ruling party in the lead up to the next general election was to convince the populace that it had done its best in the face of what he said were “alternative facts” and “smoke and mirrors” being tossed into the public by the political opposition.

16 Responses to DLP has performed

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine September 5, 2017 at 12:01 am

    No Mister Mister. Perform yes, but depends on which type you are talking about. Having the appearance of looking like you are doing something when the outcome is nothing, is negative performance. Show Barbados the fruits of your performance and its impact.

    • John Everatt September 5, 2017 at 12:30 am

      I agree. This government has done nothing to improve this island’s ec0nomy since being in power. Time for change.

  2. Fed UP Bajan September 5, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Mr minister , where did you get the stuff you smoking???
    I might want to get some too, when I want to travel into an alternative universe.

    You and your party , has just made life continuously more difficult for the average bajan.
    All alya wanna do is tax to recover money, money that was being spent because of your ministers of finance complete incompedence.

    Food is at an all-time high price, business cannot survive, banks have free range to do and charge what ever the hell they want.
    Fuel is controlled by one elite man who is support you and your party, so it always expensive.
    Finally your parties incompetence and failed policies have caused crime to get way gotta control.

    You are truly a disgusting bunch from Stuart down.

    Here’s a really good policy, when you know you a fool, just resign.

    Wanna borrow my pen?

  3. harry turnover September 5, 2017 at 7:00 am

    The DLP has PERFORMED ?????..Paul …talk is cheap…SHOW ME WHERE THE DEM HAS PERFORMED.
    You tink dat type a igrunt talk will get you re elected ? go and recite ba ba black sheep if you en got nutten to do….ya BIG IDIOT !!

  4. ks September 5, 2017 at 7:34 am

    This man is surely an idiot & believes the Bajan voter is too!

  5. Ideliver69 September 5, 2017 at 8:22 am

    “However, he acknowledged that the biggest challenge facing the ruling party in the lead up to the next general election was to convince the populace that it had done its best in the face of what he said were “alternative facts” and “smoke and mirrors” being tossed into the public by the political opposition.”

    Think he is underestimating what is their biggest challenge as they have several

  6. Milli Watt September 5, 2017 at 9:33 am

    would really like to see the back of this one

  7. Alex Alleyne September 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

    “DLP has Performed”. WOW man, you guys are “mind-boggling”.

  8. Ideliver69 September 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

    This is like saying the DLPs put down a huge crap and it smelling like roses

  9. lswiltshire September 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    the DLP HAS PERFORMED!………………


  10. Ann Thomas September 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    These people are seriously delusional. Performed what? Performed how? Performed when?

    Ruined the economy and blaming it on the recession that everybody else has got over. We are still waiting for Easter.

    Ruining the society by their failure to take early preventative action on crime, in 2015 the Prime Minister told us that his Government cannot afford to be and does not intend to be a helpless spectator bound hand and foot while the wanton use of firearms tars our homes and communities apart. In 2016 we were told that guns don’t fly, they don’t have wings and they don’t swim either. Now this has been topped by the assertion that criminals don’t have press conferences and make statement. Meanwhile crime is continuing apace, and the Cabinet is considering a suite of measures. Wow! Those measures should have been considered at least two years ago and being implemented all like now.

    Meanwhile the numbers at UWI have fallen, of course because persons hoping to better their lot in life via tertiary education, can’t afford it. But then again, it is just as well because jobs have dried up.

    The temporary inconveniences we face on the roads daily are still there, and new ones appearing. Garbage still not being collected regularly, the place is still overgrown. Taxes killing us, NRSL the most effective of all.

    Yes I would say that you have really performed, even over performed. Sadly to the detriment of this country and its people.

    To use the mantra of this group of mega performers, time for change.

  11. Belfast September 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    These clowns are giving us all the reasons to sweep them out.

  12. Tony Webster September 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Check de box:-
    2. Sycophant.
    4. Surrogate.
    6. Dreamer.
    7.Irrational expectationist.
    To be fair, he actually can….and does…shout as loud as the other Min.Agriculture, in Parliament.
    Heck…tick ALL de boxes….we got enough ticks bout here sucking blood, to go roun’ and haf some lef’ over.

  13. colleta September 6, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Everyone have his/her own opinions, it’s all in the mind.

  14. charjoy September 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Mr Paul what is this performance of which you speak? Do you mean the speed, accuracy and precision with which the ministers’ salaries were restored while the peasants suffered? We would be grateful for your silence….nasty and disgusting behaviour. Mek people sick!!!

  15. hcalndre September 6, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    @Paul; If the medicine that your government administer was taken literally as a cure, the undertakers would be the only people to do well financially.


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