Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell Issues Plea to ALL Barbadians, LET US PLAY OUR PART!

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104 Comments on “Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell Issues Plea to ALL Barbadians, LET US PLAY OUR PART!”

  1. David September 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM #

    @BT and checkit-out

    It will not happen as long as we have money bags to borrow from.

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  2. millertheanunnaki September 9, 2013 at 8:54 AM #

    @ David | September 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM |
    David,
    Do you have anything on this $100 million policy loan the government is trying to borrow from the IADB? Is this in addition to the US$33 million applied for last year?

    One of them major conditions of accessing any funding from the IADB is the establishment of the Central Revenue Authority which should have been up and running since April 2013.
    It would be interesting to see if this administration can implement such major restructuring exercise without laying off at least 25% of the existing workforce spread across 4 large revenue collecting entities.

    The way things are looking there seems to be less chances of borrowing on the open market to shore up the foreign reserves and the country might just have to swallow its pride, bite the bullet and go to the bankers of last resort.

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  3. Yagga Rowe September 9, 2013 at 9:02 AM #

    The DLP needs to
    come down from
    ihigh horse
    work with Opposition
    afterall
    two heads/better than one
    national/consensus/government
    march fuh dat Bdos

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  4. millertheanunnaki September 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM #

    @ checkit-out | September 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM |

    You are reading the checkers (draughts) board correct. FS and CS would soon be swapped or huffed, one way or the other. They cannot be in the vanguard for change to save Bim from further financial ruin.

    It’s time Dr. Estwick and Donville Inniss step up to the plate and take charge of that faltering administration leading the country down a garden path of no return of being a failed economy leading to a dislocated society.

    One thing international lenders (and investors) dislike is a lack of confidence brought about primarily by demonstrated incompetence by the leadership and political administration of a country, especially one bereft of commercially attractive natural resources that can be used as alternative security or collateral against managerial incompetence and political instability.

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  5. Yagga Rowe September 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM #

    t’s time Dr. Estwick and Donville Inniss step up to the plate and take charge of that faltering administration leading the country down a garden path of no return of being a failed economy leading to a dislocated society.
    —————————————–
    will make no difference
    Get rid of Frank Alleyne
    and his brand of economics
    he and his ‘people’
    thinking + theories flawed

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  6. millertheanunnaki September 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM #

    @ Yagga Rowe | September 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM |
    “Get rid of Frank Alleyne”

    That my friend might just be right around the corner.
    There could soon be a political game changer in the making as the black mouth 5 & 10 kickback merchant is incapacitated but this time it could be for a longer stretch.
    Maybe his absence could give the PM the opportunity to lead by example and cut the size of his Cabinet even if by one.

    Let Lowe’s ministerial responsibilities be absorbed by other ministries.
    We wish him speedy recovery.

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  7. Tell me Why September 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

    We need to take a look at the increases to members of parliament made in 2009 which is a 4.5% increase when the overall civil service didn’t receive one single penny
    Check the dollars we are wasting on our representatives

    http://www.barbadosparliament-laws.com/en/ShowPdf/8.pdf
    http://www.barbadosparliament-laws.com/en/showdoc/cs/13A

    Don’t you feel that these thousands of dollars should be returned to offset the over $400 million that is locking off we the tax payers neck.

    This amount can be added to checkit-out | September 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM | list of wastage.

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  8. Gabriel September 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM #

    My wish is for this DLP government to just disappear and carry along David Ellis,the ‘I know-it-all-moderator’,the former senator called the economist,one guy called Mr P,one guy called Arthur,the female with a St Philip accent who thinks the DLP is hunky-dory and the ultra biased Peter Wickham.All ya tek a hike nuh man!

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  9. Roverp September 9, 2013 at 2:31 PM #

    Checkit-out i like your suggestions however I do not believe that given the two parties stance at the moment we have much hope of what might be WISE…..

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  10. NationBLPnewspaper September 10, 2013 at 5:32 AM #

    Tennyson Joseph – The Real Pretender.

    Tennyson Joseph – A BLP yardfowl like George Belle who would not admit his true political leanings but postures in a paper every week writing sh**te while earning an exhorbitant salary at Cave Hill.
    His columns like Branford, Mascoll, Sanka Price , Harry Russell and Pat Hoyos all follow a very predictable line but they follow the Nation newspaper’s mandate for columnists – first and foremost – attack the DLP.

    This is not a coincidence ladies and gentlemen. The Nation newspaper is being used as the PR agency for the opposition BLP. journalistic prostitution revealed.

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  11. balance September 10, 2013 at 6:10 AM #

    checkitout- I never said the public service should ask for an increase. All I was seeking to do is to draw attention to the noble and patriotic stance taken by public officers which is worthy of commendation in not pressuring their union to seek or agitate for an increase despite the draconian tax measures imposed upon the country and which would have as a consequence impacted upon their standard of living and pensioners as well.

    salary increases were introduced by Mr Barrow to help offset the negative impact of tax increases on the purchasing power of the public servants on the one hand and to stimulate economic activity on the other but like free education, this policy would not have been sustainable ad infinitum because obviously changing times would have demanded that different courses of action be pursued and undertaken in keeping with the ever changing world environment.

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  12. David September 10, 2013 at 6:25 AM #

    Why doesn’t the union agitate against padding of the public service which ultimately makes it bad for ALL?

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  13. BAFBFP September 10, 2013 at 7:14 AM #

    Tell me Why

    Just need to be clear. Are you saying that the PM of Barbados now takes home over $250,000 a year and his Ministers and Parliament Secretaries top $200,000 dollars a year, all inclusive of a first class flight vacation to any destination in the world with the spouse, annually? When Ministers travel overseas “on business”, is this deducted from their traveling allowance?

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  14. balance September 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM #

    “Why doesn’t the union agitate against padding of the public service which ultimately makes it bad for ALL”
    What union worth its salt would want to accommodate such a pigeon brained idea when the primary role of the union is to REPRESENT the interests of workers. It is the duty of a confident government not to pad the workface to detriment of the country which it was elected to govern in the interests of all. In short, the roles and interests of the Union and Government are clearly different, one in the narrow interests and one in the wider interests and common ground/consensus in a particular given circumstance is temporarily achieved purportedly to the satisfaction of both interests through the use of the industrial tool of negotiation.

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  15. David September 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM #

    @balance

    Your response exposes the problem we will always have. It also explains why the Social Partnership is a farce. You guys are jokes.

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  16. Tell me Why September 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM #

    BAFBFP. I could be wrong, but I am of the believe that Governmental travel might not be deducted. Remember travel within Barbados and vacation travel with family and friends are countered into your travel allowance.

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  17. Tell me Why September 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM #

    Why would government remove all information regarding Constituency Councils from its website? What’s the secret with the money allocated and the salaries being paid. Why we have not seen and financial reports of the said councils noting that these councils were operating and wasting our taxes since 2009

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  18. David September 10, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

    Were we not promised transparency with launch of the CCs?

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  19. Tell me Why September 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM #

    Tell me Why | September 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM |
    “Why we have not seen any financial reports…….”

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  20. Tell me Why September 10, 2013 at 12:31 PM #

    David Weren’t we not promised “no layoffs in the public sector” Same old, same old and nuh action

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  21. David September 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM #

    TMW

    The PM has clarified the matted. The promise was obviously not extended to temps.

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  22. Tell me Why September 10, 2013 at 12:55 PM #

    David, you let the PM fool you too. The budget was on the 13th, of last month and it took nearly one month for clarification. It is the amount of resentments that awoke him. Isn’t he not responsible for the civil service? Surprisingly, Chris ain’t saying nothing about that nor the tax relating to land tax.

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  23. Yagga Rowe September 10, 2013 at 1:51 PM #

    Gabriel | September 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM |
    My wish is for this DLP government to just disappear and carry along David Ellis,the ‘I know-it-all-moderator’,the former senator called the economist,one guy called Mr P,one guy called Arthur,the female with a St Philip accent who thinks the DLP is hunky-dory and the ultra biased Peter Wickham.All ya tek a hike nuh man!
    ————
    I LIKE THIS COMMENT

    ————————————————–
    Yaaaaaaaaagga – likes it !!!!

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  24. Yagga Rowe September 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

    Sandy started the Privitization thrust in the 1990s
    An Office of Privitization was set up
    ————————
    Sandy wanted 3 Community Colleges around Barbados
    and no sixth form schools
    The three colleges would have taken the pressure off UWI
    Now Jones bringing more 6th form schools -ignorance !!

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  25. checkit-out September 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM #

    Balance; re. your 6:10 am comment

    I accept the point you were seeking to make that the long suffering Public servants demonstrated praiseworthy patriotism in their decision not to agitate for increased salaries in the face of a plummeting economy. Your recognition of that fact suggests that you not only recognize the level of patriotism by the public servants but also suggests that you take my implicit point that our MP’s had no similar level of patriotism as demonstrated in their seeking and voting themselves significant increases in salaries and perks during the same period. Surely we deserve better of our MPs and I think they can demonstrate that I am wrong by giving back those increases, even if you might think that I am operating firmly in Dreamland.

    But that point is totally tangential to the main point I was making which seems to have missed you. That point was that Sandiford found a formula to solve a situation similar to the one the Government and the people of Barbados now find ourselves in. That formula worked and deserves to be tried again rather than putting all our efforts into the current deficit reducing measures which appear to be doomed to failure and thereby have the potential to be extremely damaging to our collective future.

    I suggested that based on the inept way in which the implementation of the 2013 budgetary measures are being handled that we will fall far below the targets given for those measures. I also suggested that because of the times more serious and seemingly more intractable situation now that we should try the Sandiford formula again and legislate another X percent across the board reduction in salaries and wages for public workers and pensioners (like myself) who are paid from the public purse.

    Its all for the benefit of the Nation and I don’t think that thinking Public servants would cavil too much over this if it meant giving up say 10% of their wages / salaries for 2 years if it would save the jobs of lets say 5000 of their temporary colleagues in the first instance and even their own jobs down the road and thereby ensure to the extent possible that the Country would rise again from the ashes produced by an unpatriotic, incompetent, self seeking parliament made up of DLP and BLP members with similar mindsets.

    That the suggestion is unlikely to fly is somewhat immaterial. It is made to show that there is an alternative that could work. When it is not taken up and the country continues on its downward trajectory to the level of some of our neighbours at least we might be able to identify what might have been.

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  26. balance September 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM #

    “Your response exposes the problem we will always have. It also explains why the Social Partnership is a farce. You guys are jokes”

    didn’t the Prime Minister when the shoe was on the other foot refer to the ‘Social Partnership’ as a philosophical absurdity and is he not now singing its praises. Circumstances for the most part dictate appropriate reactions and responses. Perhaps one day when your employees walk out on you and you come face to face with the negotiating skills of Mr Franklyn then you would come to understand.

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  29. Hal Austin August 30, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    Each secondary school having a sixth form is a very bad policy idea. It shows a lack of proper thinking.

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