Submitted by the People’s Democratic Congress (PDC)
Some months ago, in a PDC article on this BU blog site, we had promised that, in a later article – we would expound on the proposition that the Agriculture Sector, the Manufacturing Sector, the Construction Sector, the Freight Sector (which is the corollary of the Material Sectors), and any relevant sub/Sectors, are the ONLY sectors to have ever been constituting the political economy of Barbados; and that the Tourism Sector, the Financial Sector, the Government Sector, the Public Transportation Sector, the Wholesale Retail and Distribution Sector (which is distinct from the Freight Sector), and any other relevant sub/Sectors, are NEVER and have NEVER been sub/Sectors forming part of the political economy of this country.
In addition to examining those propositions, we had also promised, at that same time, to look at some of the adverse implications of these circumstances for the integrity and functioning of the said political economy of Barbados, and for the further growth and development of the country – given that – over the last 30 years or so – more and more of the nation’s resources and assets, and more and more of the skills and services of the multitudes of people in Barbados have been devoted towards those sub/ Sectors that do NOT form part of the local political economy .
So, such are the motivations for this present article!!!