BIM responds to PM on proposed BNTCL sale

The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has issued the following statement in response to statements attributed to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart regarding the proposed BNTCL sale.


We have this week read in various sections of the media that Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart has raised alarm regarding the fact that the proposed BNTCL sale by his DLP admiration has been halted.

He further iterated that this has adversely impacted the country’s ability to shore up the foreign reserves and has therefore created a deficit in this regard!

How can money which is not earned create a deficit? Secondly, does Mr. Stuart not have a conscience noting that his DLP administration has taxed Barbadians the highest ever in our nations history and has still failed at managing our economy?

Mr. Stuart, your leadership has seen us through the quagmire of 23 successive downgrades to the point of becoming the laughing stock of our region. Your administration continues to blame the world economic crisis which has passed all other countries but has become resident in Barbados!

Your Parliamentarians continue to sit in the Honorable House of Parliament and ten long years later continue to lay blame at the former BLP administration. How could this frivolous behavior be tolerated?

We are therefore putting the DLP administration on notice that should the BNTCL sale be entertained in anyway form or fashion against the concerns formally raised by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), we will call for a National Shut Down! We will ask every right-thinking Barbadian to join us in protesting the length and breadth of this our beloved country to see this injustice against our people halted for good.

It is high time that the people of Barbados stand up for their rights and not allow an administration that was reposed their trust to trample on their good nature and sensitivity to take it upon themselves to relinquish the country of all her family jewels at a fire sale!

We break our silence at this juncture on the proposed sale of the Hilton Hotel, how is it possible that the DLP administration can again seek to sell a National asset at a price which is way below the stated value or the cost of construction for the lack of a better analogy?

Why is there an insatiable thirst to sell off all that we were once proud of that has earning capacity once managed well to entities which will take them without any significant overhaul and make them profitable private entities?

Where is your conscience Mr. Stuart? How can you permit such a sale as the Blue Horizon to be consummated at the detriment of tax payers? The DLP administration is now found guilty of all charges that they themselves brought against the BLP administration when it first sought to be elected to office some ten years ago.

The BLP/DLP equals the same equation!

It’s time for Real CHANGE Not Exchange!

16 Responses to BIM responds to PM on proposed BNTCL sale

  1. Big Man January 27, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Nobody not taking The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) seriously

    Why Wunna don’t go and join up with UPP and make a difference
    What National Shut down what
    Go Join up with UPP

    Go join up with UPP

    • Jennifer January 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Many of these party members from these SUB alphabet political parties are too arrogant to even think strategically to win.

  2. Alex Alleyne January 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Come election time the VOTERS will be the “executioners”.

  3. jrsmith January 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    With all these parties I would think we would see a coalition government in Barbados………………..We need something very new in Barbados , politics have destroyed our country , we are so educated and we cannot find our bajan fellow men capable of managing Barbados , what a let down…………………………….
    As for the voters , they have no control over the politicians , I don’t think this election is going to make any real difference , we want to make our politicians (Accountable) if we cant do this in Barbados we are done for……………………………..

    • Jennifer January 27, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Too much liking of OLD untrustworthy politicians for that to be even considered. Blindfold is too great and too many rocks are on this people’s shoulders.

  4. luther thorne January 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I agree with you Jennifer.

  5. hcalndre January 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    This reminds me of an addict that lose his/her job, has no means of income, needs a hit and has to sell everything they own for what ever he/she is given for them.

  6. Tony Forde January 28, 2018 at 4:23 am

    I am a Barbadian living in Germany and following the politics in Barbados very closely. I have noticed much criticism leveled at the present government by all and sundry, and had I not visited there recently at Xmas, I would have been sold on the propaganda I read on this website. I laud the present government for struggling to do the best it can do keeping things together, in a very tight and selfish world economy. It is not as easy as talk. I notice too alot of the opposition Barbados Labour Party candidates are from the old regime of Owen Arthur. I see Liz Thompson wants to be back in a future Cabinet. I see the BLP loaded with former DLP members like Kerrie Symmonds, and Ralph Thorne and Kirk Humphrey. How many times will Mr. Thorne run for a seat and loose? Mr. Humphrey I recalled was Director of a government agency from which money disappeared and he ended up in Britain studying for a Masters Degree. What happened there. There are many shady characters the opposition seems to be offering up for seats in Parliament expecially with the BLP track record under Owen Arthur. I remember Liz track record very well, I remember Mia Mottley’s also. I am amazed that these people speak so boldly in the present campaigning which I follow on Youtube. I hope Barbadians are not silly enough to fall for the tricks from the lips of the hopefulls. I compliment the present government for the work so far in difficult times and wish the DLP success at the polls this year. Barbados needs a steady ship right now not a coalition government.

    • ebaje January 28, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      You seem to only know of the BLP track record, which is not surprising because the DLP has none. How many times Sinckler Boyce, Lowe, Freundel, Carrington, Irene, Verla and Todd lost?

    • Mark Baptiste January 29, 2018 at 8:08 am

      Tony. What you are saying is largely true but unfortunately that perception isn’t coming through on the ground; so it may well be time for the country to again give a chance to a party that time after time has new ideas to try and does not at the end of their term have the country staring down a gun barrel – a repetitive pattern with the DLP.

  7. Greengiant January 28, 2018 at 8:24 am

    I see some dishonesty within BIM. The dishonesty is shining brightly from the top, and their credibility is questionable. The UPP or Solutions Barbados won’t associate with this BIM.

    Actually, I doubt very much any Barbadian who knows this holder of nothing honest, that leads the BIM will want to associate with them. They first need credible leadership.

  8. luther thorne January 28, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Shut up do.
    What kinda gibberish yuh spewing ?
    South Coast Sewage kind ?

  9. Bajan boy January 29, 2018 at 6:45 am

    @ebaje dont fall for all this bajan living in Germany crap. That is what the DLP lea ders and surrogates are doing to get mileage and give the impression they are getting support. They are creating lots of false accounts and using lots of different false names so dont waste your time replying to DEM….nobody want Fre undel Stuart nor Sinkler..

  10. Mark My Word January 29, 2018 at 7:05 am

    @Bajan Girl not everybody wants to see the return of Sodom and Gomorrah, we still have a few good people around despite the fact that the evil ones and Un Godly in the majority

  11. jrsmith January 29, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I always think in general elections, the real voters are the ones who carry the power in they votes the ( floaters ) , they take it down to the wire , they are not party animals and is not that political but the votes is personal…………………………
    The party voters always have this dream they party is perfect even although the people are hurting …..
    What is so laughable , political has beens who were failures is joining hands to play the same old game ,all our again…….Now you see us , now you hear us all our yesterdays/years this in itself is showing after 51 years of so call independence , our country is still at the cross roads of the 20th century waiting for foreign help , from who they don’t know………………………….

  12. Mack January 29, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Tony Ford!! I guess you stayed on the west coast to avoid strutting through the sewage on the south coast.

    Good for you!!!


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