We are the victims of an intense propaganda campaign, designed to mislead us into thinking that mass-suffering is the only economic solution for Barbados. It is not. It is like an overweight person being advised by surgeons that the only method of losing weight is to traumatise the body by surgically removing excess fat. There is a proven non-traumatic solution of diet and exercise.
The proven non-austerity methods of lowering taxes, eliminating corruption and properly managing public services, can conservatively achieve a surplus of over $1B in the first year. However, despite the Prime Minister’s promise that all ideas would be allowed to contend, only the severe austerity methods proposed by the BERT economic surgeons were allowed to contend. So, families need to prepare to survive.
The advice that I am sharing in this week’s column was to be shared with the approximately 3,000 sent home under the DLP administration. However, the all-aboard unions would not allow me anywhere near their laid-off members. Now that it is the BLP’s turn to send home a similar number in two phases, let me bypass the unions and make the offer public.
Whether you have left school with many or no academic certificates, or whether you have been laid-off, fired, or never worked, this advice is for you. We are offering a four-month employment-preparation workshop, where you will be practically finished to be a productive employee or self-employed person.
Our training assumes that you dropped out of school in first form. Therefore, regardless of how poorly you performed at school, you can achieve a practical standard of competence and confidence in: reading, writing, speaking, drawing, calculating, reasoning, planning, managing, innovating and creating. You will also be trained to conduct business in Barbados, and to take advantage of favourable tax treaties with the US.
It will be an intense four months of training where results are guaranteed to those who do the work. Therefore, only participate if you are serious. If you are participating, but there is no improvement, then the fault is not yours, but ours. The aim of the training is that every graduate will find employment, or become self-employed and earn foreign currency.
You may register anytime during October 2018 for a start date of Monday November 5, 2018. Register by sending an e-mail to NextParty246@gmail.com giving your name. There is no cost for the first batch of persons who register, and there is no size limit for the first batch – we will train all who register.
Parents whose children are not working should encourage them to register. Persons who recently got out of prison and cannot find a job should register. Employers who have unproductive but honest employees that they wish to retain should encourage them to register. Anyone who plans to pursue illegal acts because they think that that is the only way to make money is encouraged to register.
Those that were sent home under the DLP, and those preparing to go home under this administration are encouraged to register. Every unemployed person on a block should register. It is time to prosper during this manufactured and unnecessary ‘sufferation’.
I will be responsible for your training. My approximately 30-year diverse engineering career, together with my eight years of formal teaching as President of Walbrent College, prepared me to take highly complex information and explain it in a simple manner, so that everyone can understand. As the 2014 winner of the National Innovation Competition and a successful business owner, I do not just talk the talk.
Grenville Phillips II is a Chartered Structural Engineer and the founder of Solutions Barbados. He can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com