The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has issued the following statement in response to statements attributed to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart regarding the proposed BNTCL sale.
We have this week read in various sections of the media that Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart has raised alarm regarding the fact that the proposed BNTCL sale by his DLP admiration has been halted.
He further iterated that this has adversely impacted the country’s ability to shore up the foreign reserves and has therefore created a deficit in this regard!
How can money which is not earned create a deficit? Secondly, does Mr. Stuart not have a conscience noting that his DLP administration has taxed Barbadians the highest ever in our nations history and has still failed at managing our economy?
Mr. Stuart, your leadership has seen us through the quagmire of 23 successive downgrades to the point of becoming the laughing stock of our region. Your administration continues to blame the world economic crisis which has passed all other countries but has become resident in Barbados!
Your Parliamentarians continue to sit in the Honorable House of Parliament and ten long years later continue to lay blame at the former BLP administration. How could this frivolous behavior be tolerated?
We are therefore putting the DLP administration on notice that should the BNTCL sale be entertained in anyway form or fashion against the concerns formally raised by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), we will call for a National Shut Down! We will ask every right-thinking Barbadian to join us in protesting the length and breadth of this our beloved country to see this injustice against our people halted for good.
It is high time that the people of Barbados stand up for their rights and not allow an administration that was reposed their trust to trample on their good nature and sensitivity to take it upon themselves to relinquish the country of all her family jewels at a fire sale!
We break our silence at this juncture on the proposed sale of the Hilton Hotel, how is it possible that the DLP administration can again seek to sell a National asset at a price which is way below the stated value or the cost of construction for the lack of a better analogy?
Why is there an insatiable thirst to sell off all that we were once proud of that has earning capacity once managed well to entities which will take them without any significant overhaul and make them profitable private entities?
Where is your conscience Mr. Stuart? How can you permit such a sale as the Blue Horizon to be consummated at the detriment of tax payers? The DLP administration is now found guilty of all charges that they themselves brought against the BLP administration when it first sought to be elected to office some ten years ago.
The BLP/DLP equals the same equation!
It’s time for Real CHANGE Not Exchange!