A watchdog committee, set up by Government but intended to be independent, has been appointed to ensure the IMF-supported economic recovery policy meets its targets, the Prime Minister has announced.
The independent sub-committee within the Social Partnership with joint leadership from business and labour is to monitor Government’s performance on the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan.
The co-chairs of the BERT Monitoring Committee are Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association Edward Clarke and General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Senator Toni Moore.
The sub-committee is made up of three members each from the labour unions and the private sector, as well as an independent representative from the Barbados Creditors Group, she said.
Government will not form part of the Committee as the work of the Committee would be to monitor Government’s performance under the BERT programme, the Prime Minister said.
The sub-committee, she stated, would report to the full Social Partnership and to the Barbadian public.
The sub-committee is to begin meeting from mid-November, she added.