Submitted be Beresford
The tantrum thrown by the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. DeLisle Worrell is just more clear evidence that the DLP and its political appointees are not serving Barbados. The unbelievable sideshow of issuing a haughty ban on a media house is a distraction from the much more serious issues of the Worrell’s unfitness to hold the position he occupies. The focus must be on his twists and turns, much like Chris Sinckler’s, which only cause confusion and derail confidence.
Cocooned by a large salary and perks, his construing that all is well while every fact and figure announced by Worrell himself point starkly to the contrary and isolates him as totally unconnected with reality. This condition is not associated with the top floor of the Tom Adams Financial Centre but another place in a certain well-known street in another part of St. Michael. This is buttressed by his history of foolish statements and reports on developments in Barbados pulled from thin air.
At no time, but in Barbados’ most critical period, should a Government serious about reversing the slide to the precipice abide the knots and the long string of clowning from Worrell?
How does a Governor pick an unseemly fight with the IMF head? How does Worrell publish that Barbados is about to invest in and benefit from a US$265 million ethanol plant? And survive? How does Worrell be an integral part of the circus of the failed bond issue, that borrows at excessive rates from Credit Suisse and then spews a charade that it was not necessary to borrow the money in the first place? How does Worrell criticize the VAT, the introduction of which in Barbados by the BLP has been widely praised and, more importantly, which underpins what is left of tax revenues in Barbados? How does a Governor preside over such missed projections, including another $265 million gap unattained in losing the deficit? And how, faced with an economy that gets worst with every quarterly report, does Worrell demonstrate seriousness and priorities by spending time talking about someone whose PR is outsized to his business credentials and an entertainment show – not even one can match some of the house parties being held – as evidence of hope?
Worrell’s high jinks are a blight on the country.
It is part of the decomposing body of Barbados that the DLP continues to countenance nonsense from people like Worrell when it is in their power – and the country’s interest – to include them in the termination of public servants.
Barbadians going home should not be the hardworking citizens made to die a thousand deaths because of people like Worrell, but should be the non-productive like Worrell himself. Sometimes, you have to dismiss the messenger. Especially where the messenger is responsible for the message. It is Worrell’s failure as a Central Bank governor that renders him unsuitable for office. As one of the main apparition’s in the cast of the walking dead occupying positions that should not be contaminated either by idiocy or political posing, he should be removed. But as is said, the blind cannot lead the blind. Nor can the walking dead assist the living.
In the netherworld of the DLP, the stoic detachment from issues and the deliberate manipulation of Barbadians through propaganda continues to devastate the country. The DLP’s aversion to truth and renewed tack that as the country worsens, citizens must not speak the truth about their circumstances and their country is as destructive as their lack of ability in solving any problem in Barbados.
Barbados has not been let down by Mia Mottley. It has not been let down by the BLP as some blind conjurers wish to project. The country has been let down, virtually abandoned, by those appointed to lead. The sharpness of the DLP’s lack of patriotism and xenophobia is in their inability to simply face the truth.
And act responsibly.
Who is responsible for losses at the Central Bank, unheard of even in previous periods of economic decline? Who is responsible for Ministers still flying all over the place on innocuous long hauls when the seriousness of Barbados situation requires that attention should be focussed on Barbados?
Is the DLP seriously speaking about an increase in water rates, after the massive 60 per cent raise in July 2009 that was supposed to fund a water mains programme and bring an end to water woes? On top of the heavy taxation across the board already?
Was it responsible to put up yet another building instead of putting resources to delivering water? Can Barbadians drink a building? How does a responsible government have the Arch Hall Fire Station inoperable for a year?
How many public servants have been sent home? Have the 4000 or so before the official announcement of the chopping programme to be added to the 3 000 to go this year? Does that includes Suckoo’s 300 plus? Maybe if the DLP and those who are now wearing political stripes were forthright, there would be no ambiguity about whether 60 or 80 are going from the Central Bank.
Why is the Freundel Stuart allowing the mess at the NCC due to Lowe’s political interference in sending home people and against the stated principle of last in first out announced by the Prime Minister himself?
Has there been a fix to the $15 000 a month rental for equipment while the SSA’s machinery that would only take $20 000 to repair lies inoperable?
Why is Lowe still a Minister when, to use Serenader’s calypsoes, wherever he turns up there is Breakdown and Steel in There?
Governance is dismissed for the expedient. This is what occurs in the land ruled by the walking dead.
HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY
v The Christ Church East branch invites you to a meeting this Sunday May 18, 5.00 p.m at the St. Christopher Primary School, St. Christopher, Christ Church. Guest Speaker will be Mr. Kerrie Symmonds, M.P.
v The St. Michael South East branch invites you to a meeting this Sunday May 18, 5.00 p.m at the St. Giles Primary School.
The St. Michael West branch invites you to a meeting this Sunday May 18, 5.00 p.m at its Constituency Office, Advent House, Advent Avenue, Bank Hall, St Michael, at 4:30PM.