All not yet on board with Sustainable Recovery Plan

In an attempt to avoid a possible roadblock, Government is making a last-ditch effort to get the full support of all the Social Partners for its Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2017, which is due to be laid in Parliament by next month.

Barbados TODAY understands that a draft of the 104-page document was given to the Social Partners on Monday last week, ahead of a meeting which took place just over 48 hours later.

However, it is understood that all parties did not agree fully with the draft document, prompting Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to schedule another meeting with the Social Partners for later this week in order to “refine” some aspects of the plan in the hope of getting their full backing.

Efforts to reach Sinckler today were not successful, and when contacted, Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association Charles Herbert told Barbados TODAY he did not think it appropriate for him or anyone to air any objections in the media until the authorities were given the opportunity to address any concerns they might have.

The plan, which was designed to “put the Barbadian economy on a path of sustainable economic recovery and reinvigorate social progress”, was first announced by Sinckler in his May 30 Budget presentation.

The BSRP was structured and developed by three working groups coming out of the August Social Partnership meeting, which involved Government representatives, the trade unions and the private sector.

8 Responses to All not yet on board with Sustainable Recovery Plan

  1. MARIA Holder November 23, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Rushed and full of holes. Not all bad but too many holes

    • Leroy November 23, 2017 at 2:12 am

      Seems they rushing many bills before the bell rings.
      Like a kid who had 5 weeks to do a project and wait til the night before to start then begging everyone for help, how can that ever be a winning strategy?

  2. Tony Webster November 23, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Get aboard this particular string-and-wire, last-ditch contraption/ aircraft…and you are unlikely to arrive safely at intended destination. Cud as well check in to LIAT to go Australia.

  3. David Hall November 23, 2017 at 6:50 am

    A plan is only as good as its implementation and monitoring. This government has consistently failed in crafting and implementing economic recovery proposals.This failure seems due to its refusal to be totally transparent with those it is asking for assistance as well as its staunch refusal to take necessary steps that it does not consider politically expedient even when they are in the best interest of the country.

  4. Greengiant November 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    The social partners are in sabotage mode for a while now. They don’t want to support anything government proposes.

    Then they will say it has not worked, when it can only be criticized when it is given full support and effort. These so called leaders are all self serving, and non patriotic. These efforts are not about them, or the politicians, it’s about the future of the country. Sadly most of them can only see a future with the B L P. A decade ago the same social partners could only have seen a future with the
    D L P. Until they can see a future without either the D L P or B L P we will have these said issues resurfacing every decade or so.

  5. milli watt November 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

    yuh lie chris……….that crowd a ungrateful brutes ought to be shame. go to the back of the class

  6. Alex Alleyne November 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    The so called “Social Partners” plan is to see the back of this administration , the sooner the better.
    Anyone who think differently is living somewhere other than on planet earth.

  7. Sherlock Holmes. November 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Chris this is too long that you have been fidgeting with these numbers and absolutely no proper results. You is a fellow i like but you need to quit while you are, well i cant say ahead, you just need to quit and give someone else a try ,actually that should have been done a long time ago.


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