It is generally useful, if not inspiring, when the nation’s executive leader speaks to the governed about ‘getting Barbados right’. On the face of things, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’, in his recent interaction with the media, spoke on important and controversial matters requiring redress.
Regardless of our take on things such as Cahill, the latest Auditor General’s report, the unending water woes, the flouting of instructions given by the Chief Town Planner, sooner or later, PM Stuart had to address Barbadians on these burning and vexing issues.
Among the explanations coming from the Prime Minister, there was a clear admission that several perplexing occurrences are compounding issues of governance in Barbados. He agreed that there are still “many risks out there” and suggested that he was energized in such a way as to respond to the numerous challenges confronting his Cabinet, inclusive of the requests for public servants to receive salary increases.
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