Halloween horror

BLP reacts to latest central bank report

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) this evening likened the latest economic review by the Central Bank to a Halloween horror.

In a strong response to the bank’s report on the performance of the economy during the first nine months of this year delivered today by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes, BLP leader Mia Mottley said it was astonishing that foreign reserves had declined by 40 per cent since 2016, while Government’s debt had increased yet again.

Noting that all the main indices were worsening, Mottley suggested that the acting governor was ineffective.

“This Governor of the Central Bank needs to use his professional judgement and expertise or step aside. He has made no difference to the slide in the critical indices,” she said in a statement, adding that Haynes had obligations under the Central Bank Act to act in the best interest of Barbados.

The Opposition Leader stressed that Haynes owed his loyalty to the country and not to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who fired then governor Dr DeLisle Worrell in February.

She also slammed unnamed members of the private sector, as well as Sinckler, who she said “has no clue” how to cure the ailing economy.

“There are those in the private sector and some armchair professionals who must put personal agendas and vendetta aside. They need to call a spade a spade and put Barbados first. Report after report, outlook after outlook, downgrade after downgrade,  all make it clear that the current Minister of Finance has no clue as to how to get Barbados out of this mess,” Mottley charged.

The BLP leader also lashed out at Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who she described as “uncaring or indifferent” for continuing to express confidence in Sinckler.

She called on Stuart to “do what is right by Barbados” and call elections now.

“The Prime Minister is either uncaring or indifferent to have just two days ago expressed full confidence and total satisfaction with this Minister of Finance. This tells us that he, too, is ignoring the reality of this worsening situation. In the context of all that is happening, the people of Barbados must sooner or later come to terms with the reality that these collective drivers cannot drive.”

She also appealed to Stuart to “put aside false pride, acknowledge that the vehicle is spiralling away out of control”.

“The Prime Minister needs to do what is right by Barbados,” the BLP political leader stressed.

25 Responses to Halloween horror

  1. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald October 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Get dem out now this government must be impeached must go

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  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne October 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    What Dems created for the past few years is nothing but a nightmare that none of us get no good sleep at night.

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  3. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith November 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Mia you put God in every thing you plan and he will see you thru

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  4. MARIA Holder November 1, 2017 at 6:18 am

    MAM you know as well as I do that the PM has no choice but to endorse Sinckler. If he disagrees with Sinckler, what will be his alternative – you think he has a plan? and apart from Estwicks ‘plan’ (lol) who else in the DLP has an economic plan? MAM, the pickings slim

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  5. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding November 1, 2017 at 6:27 am

    ..Ha…the Honourable leader of the opposition….stop lying to the people of lil Buhbaydus about free UWI admission…those days are done..there`ll be No tax reductions..the NRSL will remain and renamed no goverment cut taxes…….your first 5yrs as PM, (if), would be pampalamin about the faults of the past government…but the same old game will be played…Buhbaydus people, vote the DLP out ..all of them …but please, dont vote the BLP again for the sake of havin a woman as PM for the first time…..Time for a new party…new wave …new faces…new progessive ideas…no more cold soup politicans and musical chairs ……Wake up people the tide of time is changin……

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    • Jennifer November 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Hahaha. Ok. Trick or treat.

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  6. archy perch November 1, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Mia has not told the country whether she will be going to the IMF or not. Where will the qualified lawyer get the money to pay for all the givebacks. Strupse.

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  7. Carson C Cadogan November 1, 2017 at 7:30 am

    NO ONE EXPECTS YOU TO SAY ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

    For you the sky is always falling.

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    • harry turnover November 2, 2017 at 6:40 am

      For me too C C C…you caan see de sky falling too ?As the resident DEM yard fowl you should get on the paling …that way you will be closer to the sky and you would see it coming down.
      NO ONE EXPECTED YOU TO SAY ANYTHING DIFFERENT
      ANYHOW.

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  8. Greengiant November 1, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I also want the Opposition leader to tell Barbadians if she would give a wage increase after winning the election she’s constantly calling for.

    Stop playing on the emotions of the people, you have told us what you will do in six weeks of winning an election. You have addressed the tax situation, the education financing, the legal situation too. Now tell the workers of this country whom you are appealing to for votes when you anticipate they will get a wage increase. We need to hear much more on the people’s issues, these empty red herring promises will not cut it this time. You are not in the 1960’s to 90’s political arena. You are now dealing with an informed electorate who are more attentive than ever before on national issues.

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  9. roger headley November 1, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Is Mia the Opposition Leader or the PM? What is the government’s plan – apart from taxation, what is the plan? What are you coming with for me to endorse you again – not more taxes?

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  10. Carson C Cadogan November 1, 2017 at 9:14 am

    She also said that the BLP will repeal the NSRL, this is base on if the Bajan voting public miss and put them in.

    Now lets say she repeal the tax, of course it wont be after the 2018 elections because they will be back on the opposition benches, will the greedy PLANTATION MERCHANT CLASS reduce their prices by 10%???

    I think not. The prices will remain right where they are. The WHITE PEOPLE AND INDIAN PEOPLE will get richer. The NSRL will be repealed but the NSRL will in effect be still in place.

    The Govt. made $50million from the first 3 months of the NSRL operation to spend on the country. Now the greedy merchants will be given FREE MONEY By THE Barbados Labour Party to the tune OF $50million every 3 months off the backs of BLACK consumers. They will laugh all the way to the Bank at BLACK PEOPLE.

    Tell us how is that going to help BLACK PEOPLE????

    THAT IS ANOTHER REASON TO KEEP THE CROOKED BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY ON THE OPPOSITION BENCH.

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    • harry turnover November 2, 2017 at 6:46 am

      Wunna TAXING BAJANS and skinning wunna teet ? wunna RUN DOWN the economy and now finding fault with those who are putting forward ideas of how to get it back up ?

      THAT IS ANOTHER REASON TO KICK THE CROOKED DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY OUT NEXT YEAR.

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  11. Randolph November 1, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Crooked is the middle name of this government.I hope when she wins the election that an audit will be carried out.It is time for some of these ministers to change their suits and addresses.

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    • Carson C Cadogan November 1, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      On the cusp of every general election the BLP always has a HIT LIST.

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      • harry turnover November 2, 2017 at 6:53 am

        ….and AFTERr every general election the DLP always say that certain things will be done as the LAST RESORT after saying BEFORE that those things will NEVER HAPPEN.
        C C C the DLP had a HIT LIST too and you know it and you playing concern that the BLP gine continue the trend ?

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  12. Greengiant November 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    @Simon gooding: You are a breath of fresh air. Barbadians need to realize this is the time for real change, not the previous as the only alternative. Their business associates will take us hostage once more in our own land. We need a break from both the DLP and BLP. A clean break, let then fight to be the main opposition part. That time has arrived.

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  13. luther thorne November 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    break from the DLP is needed at this time. Empowerment of the voter is needed. Mia is best placed to effect this change. As a woman she will break that old boy’s network, bring more Accountabilty. She has already declared her assets so that would not be a problem. She is not Hand to Mout so NO need for deals and KICKBACKS. I am convinced that Mia can focus her Government on cutting wastage and used the resources for the best returns.

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    • Carson C Cadogan November 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Luther

      Stop brown nosing.

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  14. Ossie Moore November 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Dr Who to Will Rogers !! Abort! Abort! May Day! May Day!!

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  15. luther thorne November 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Carson Cadogan propaganda arm DLP Consortium MK ; DA; and the rest
    Back off !
    Two terms of nothing but hardship – not a single bus imported for poor people to travel to and frp and an ABSENTEE Prime Minister. Shame on you !

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  16. Saga Boy November 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I want to know if Mia supporting a salary increase for public sector employees and if the answer is yes how will she pay salaries every month after abolishing NSRL and other taxes. Oh yes the wage bill will be lower since she closing the TB as revealed by her economic adviser and CBC according to her Secretary Jerome. And is she going to let us know how much money she made from Edutech and four seasons? Is she going to ask forgiveness from any of those women who suffered she physical abruse?

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  17. janette reifer November 1, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    People need to speak the truth.Stop standing up for politician and see things for what they are.
    Barbadians have been lied to repeatedly and some barbadians are taking this pratice lightly. I do not like anyone better than i. Nobady is better than I.
    The House if Parliament need light, is nothing but darkness.
    Goodness is light and evil is dark and as it stands. Dead weight is weighing down the country. It is high time to make a change.
    Five years is a long to be in more musery. The warning always come before the storm. The evil that has been done leave that to Dems. The evil today will blight tomorrow
    Barbadians Take warning! Take warning

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