Barbados Doing Well Against the Odds

Submitted by DLPite
Central Bank of Barbados

Central Bank of Barbados

I heard on BBC today that thousands more will lose their jobs in England, and that country is on the verge of a triple dip recession. Ironically, the IMF is urging David Cameron and George Osbourne to ease up on the austerity measures. Yet, despite the ravages of the worse recession since the 1930s, we in Little England, with no resources,  are keeping our heads above water and trying to hold our own..

Ours is not the best, but we are doing much better than scores of other developed and developing countries. Owen Arthur and his party that left a mountain of debt can’t do any better than us. He doesn’t have a magic wand. All he has is cheap talk and gimmicks. We must stress that.

If OSA has the answers, he should tell Christine Lagarde, Obama, Cameron, Hollande, Antonis Samaras, Portia Simpson, Kenny Anthony, etc. OSA is like Mitt Romney, a pipe-dreamer.

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  1. LOOK January 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM #

    Barbados relies on too few things to survive, mainly tourism. Tourism in Barbados is Plan A and plan A right now is not productive – not enough. A plan B is needed, NOW. Barbados beyond tourism perhaps considers exporting (sugarm molasses and rum) its plan B. If so, Plan B consumes small amounts of revenue – smaller than tourism. Additional products, therefore are needed for export but primarily for domestic use. Barbados likely could harvest basic food items it now imports from neighboring islands in the caribbean simply to reduce its food import bill; the country is falling apart and or standing on its last leg, now – right now.

    Arthur says it the “economy is a mess right now”, we will fix it. He’s going
    to fix the economy WITHOUT a plan how he could or would do so. echo from Mitt Romney. Romney [United States] vowed Americans he would lower taxes WITHOUT a plan how he could or would do so. Arthur ” when and while sober” maybe will invent something and register a patent.

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  2. lawson January 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM #

    Near everyone thinks the economy is hurting but I havent seen too many ideas, so I will get the ball rolling and if everyone pitches in we may get a solution. Well Well feel free to manufacture any of these products as your own……..
    The face on the back of a ball cap for pet owners ………….so when your dog is crapping on the beach it always seems like your looking the other way….

    The aero-dynamic coral/ganja briefcase for the entrepeneur……so when a policeman comes on the beach you can do the 100 meter faster than Jamaica’s Bolt….

    Gangnam style is making millions why not the Bajan shuffle,……..when drinks come to the table stand up move your feet a bit put your hands in your pockets as if you are going to pay ..then scratch yourself.

    How about the political monkey, a green monkey fitted with steel toe construction boots you keep in your closet, whenever you feel like running for office you open the door and it runs out and kicks you in the balls

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  3. Red Money Burning Red January 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM #

    And a wise one would be quick to ask Ms Mottley who it is that is paying for and running these ads, and while at it that person should also ask her why has she allowed Noot Rudder and his gay band to destabalise Ronald Toppin and why is it that the PA to Forde has been canvassing in St James North against the sex pervert Hinkson?
    Mottley has no interest in a BLP win at this election with Arthur still stumbling around the party, she will hang him out to dry this time around and send him away and run her own campaign 5 years hence forth.

    There is no one that is within the Inner circle of the Mottley dynasty that will tell you anything other than she has a plan to unseat Arthur and Payne, Marshall and Toppin all of whom set out to destroy her well being.

    There is no dispute that she has been having that destabalising program undertaken in the constituencies of Toppin and Hinkson, I know for a fact of life from the mouth of Rudder himself in a place in Black Rock and I know for a fact of three days of canvassing in St James North with Forde’s PA in Sion Hill to persuade BLP voters to vote for the DEMS, not a moment of hearsay my friend but a fact of life, you may not want it said as it dispels the rumour of peace in your party but life is what it is and Mottley has been doing whatsoever she needs to do to keep herself in the frame for the next election when Arthur will be a thing of the past.

    Also have you noticed the backward and junior position she has been assigned to speak in these platform speeches a very very junior position an also ran position.

    Ps can you see Arthur having to step down as Prime Minister and leaving the country in the hands of Dale Marshall were he to win his seat ?

    I think the real difference is that the Canadian does not have a track record of abuse of her female sex partners, she maybe is free from the history of vicious beating and furious biting as handed and bite out by Mottley.

    Nor is she one who determined if some should stay or leave the country by if that person was willing to submit her body to Mottley for it to suffer its abuse and STRAP Lashes, as one Guyanese was forced to take to have her Work Permit granted, those are immoral and sick reactions by a sick an immoral Mottley person

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  4. millertheanunnaki January 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

    @ ! | January 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM |

    You are waiting for what? For the miller to respond to your much discredited cesspool of lies?
    You know very well that those so-called off-balance sheet financing projects like the Prison and Highway expansion were brought to proper book from current expenditure in prior years to capital expenditure in the fiscal year ended March 2008. The massive increase in the national debt after that year cannot be attributed to those book-keeping adjustments.
    Any thing you say after that is infected by a trojan horse of lies and red herrings.

    If Darcy the buoyant quisling is such a great economist why isn’t he the Minister of Finance instead of a buffoon of an empty-headed bullfrog lying in his own filth of corruption and broken promises?

    Why isn’t Darcy charged specifically for the restart of the Four Season project, or if he is, what is really going on there? Put on eternal hold like the cell phone tax and additional impositions on already taxed lottery winnings?

    One notices you conveniently avoided any reference to the other two arm chair economists in the form of the boisterous doctor of ‘play-play’ economics pretending to be a gun slinger at the OK Coral of Finance and the tongue twisted Jepter the ghost of CLICO mismanagement who does know his fiscal elbow from his physical asshole.

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  5. ac January 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM #

    miller ! waiting for you to answer the question and give a lot of voodoo economic theories

    My point remains – there is no magic about the BLP and to all those BLP supporters like you , who are tired hearing about the global economy – I am still waiting for an answer – Please show me one point over the last 50 years under any Prime Minister including your boy Arthur when our major trading partners were in recession and the Barbados economy was booming. I am waiting.

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  6. ! January 27, 2013 at 11:58 AM #

    @ac
    miller nor any of the other BLP airheads cannot touch this one. For those who came in late:
    My point remains – there is no magic about the BLP and to all those BLP supporters like you , who are tired hearing about the global economy – I am still waiting for an answer – Please show me one point over the last 50 years under any Prime Minister including your boy Arthur when our major trading partners were in recession and the Barbados economy was booming. I am waiting to see how they spin this one.

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  7. ! January 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM #

    The BLP silence is deafening

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  8. ! January 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM #

    I gone, let them call Red advertising and spend a couple more thousand dollars attacking the PM, that is what they like to do but they cannot bring any facts to disprove this point: “Please show me one point over the last 50 years under any Prime Minister including your boy Arthur when our major trading partners were in recession and the Barbados economy was booming.”

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  9. David January 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    @!

    What will happen come election day is simple: the swing voters will vote for the party they believe has the competence to chart a course out of this mess. All the analyzing etc will come to nothing but for this point.

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  10. David January 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    @!

    What will happen come election day is simple: the swing voters will vote for the party they believe has the competence to chart a course out of this mess. All the analyzing etc will come to nothing but for this fact.

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  11. LOOK January 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    The presidency of George W. Bush according to Richard Adams (07-01-2010) was the worst ever. Not surprised, George W. Bush, after leaving office (2008) said he was done with politics and that he was uninterested in campaigning or raising money for political candidates. The ex-president, George W. Bush congradulated President Obama and its members of the military after learning that the United States has successfully killed Usama bin Landen [a notorious terrorist] but ultimately stays clear of politics and or political matters. He, George W. Bush did not participate in the 2012 Republican National Convention (Tampa, Florida). He also did not participate in President Obama’s 2nd oath of office. President Obama’s 2nd oath of office occured with only ex-president, Bill Clinton and ex-president, Jimmy Carter.

    It’s possible the BLP could win the upcoming general election. The DLP though may win, it’s possible. If the DLP faces defeat, Stuart hopefully will leave politics and not come back. If the BLP faces defeat, Arthur hopefully will leave politics and not come back. The BLP administration with Arthur at the help (1994 – 2008) yielded more negative than positive that formulated lots of embarrassment. The DLP administration with Stuart (2010 – 2012) contributed nothing of significance – didn’t know what to do with what was put before it, because the previous administration before it did not know what in the hell they were doing

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  12. Smooth Chocolate January 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM #

    Harry Bynoe | January 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM |
    ” Smooth chocolate stop telling lies we can read the news and the internet to expose your deliberate untruths. You trying to make Barbados look bad its not going to work” The fact is Barbados is one of if not the leading developing country in the world.”

    i am a young female. i have not political axe to grind, please grow up, not every one who has a point to say is a member of a political party. as far as i can see and understand, Guyanese are running to Barbados not realizing that they have a beautiful country with vast resources which are being under utilized. their economy is progressing, it cannot be equated with Barbados but what i meant was that their economy was growing not receding, so they must be doing something right.

    most adults had the last 5 years to see how their lifestyle had changed, whether it has improved or not,… i say cannot change their opinion of which political party contributed in a major way to their economic situation.

    i do not walk around with my head high, i choose to purposely look for those i can help in anyway i can and i love doing it, it is a way of life for me, my parents taught me that. I have never seen families reduced to poverty as i have witnessed in Barbados during the last 5 years. i would love to vote for a some other political party but being between a rock and hard place, i have no choice but to vote BLP i is absolutely frightening to imagine 5 more years with the DLP.

    Checkit-Out | January 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM |
    THANK U Checkit-Out…I CAN BE A GOOD GIRL SOMETIMES ;-)

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  13. lawson January 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM #

    Maybe viagra and mosquito foggers so the goverment can save money by not having to tell people to open there windows on the radio.

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  14. lawson January 27, 2013 at 5:44 PM #

    how about 1% proof rum so when you wake up in the morning and look besde you, you dont start screaming yikes

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  15. ! January 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM #

    @David
    Regarding your previous post about swing voters , that is true but the government must present the facts and the context of the situation as it presently exists and explain to these voters continuously. There are no economic magicians out there but some are out there giving people that impression to get votes.
    That is why all of our neighbouring countries that voted back in former Prime Ministers are still smelling hell because they thought that bringing back the former Prime Minister would mean a return to the economic growth of a different time. It did not happen there and sorry to tell you Barbados does not exist in a vaccum.
    This has been a prolonged recesion in our major tourism market and bringing back the BLP and its arrogant set of candidates will not help our situation in any way.

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