BU joins many who are concerned about the lack of ideas and fertile discussion coming from the political platforms by both political parties. One should easily have thought that the economic and social challenges which confront global economies – and which ours is very dependent – would have guided the platform speak of all candidates in the coming general election.
The other concern is the reluctance by the two major political parties to release their Manifestos at the earliest time in what is a short campaign period. Up to now a Manifesto was taken for granted by the political parties and the public. BU is hopeful that in the age of social media the time has come where ordinary citizens will be able to demand accountability of our governments. What we have is the ridiculous situation of politicians barking about the past instead offering proposals of how to chart a path forward for Barbados.