Would the Prime Minister of Barbados state and let the People of Barbados know what information he has that the Barbadian Public might take to violence to try to ‘bring down the Government’? Would the Prime Minister of Barbados state and let the People of Barbados know how many guns and rubber bullets the Government has imported into Barbados within the last six (6) months and for what purpose these weapons have been imported?
Is it possible that the Government Ministers by their statements are trying to induce the Barbadian People to react violently because of their current economic condition by the ineptitude and inability of the Government to deal with the cause of the economic problems facing Barbados? Would the Prime Minister of Barbados and the Minister of Finance explain in detail to the People of Barbados their inability or lack of understanding that our major problem is the cost of the heavy import of food stuff, imported by the major Companies who operate the Barbados Chamber of Commerce; and by their heavy imports of gas, diesel and kerosene oil which facilitates the running of the energy sector which together represent approximately two thirds of our National Budget and is a drain on our foreign reserves?
The Government can cut back on the importation of food which Barbados can produce. We are nearly all self sufficient in poultry. We can develop the pig industry on a larger scale. We can massively open up the development of our black belly sheep and stop the importation of inferior lamb from New Zealand. There are other areas of agriculture that we can establish.
In terms of energy, we can open discussions immediately with the Venezuelan Government and PetroCaribe and ALBA on the supply of Petrol. We can have serious discussions with the Chinese Government or Brazilian Government on either the importation of solar systems, or the setting up of a solar system factory in Barbados to produce these panels and the Government can ensure that all new buildings must carry solar energy systems.
We can set up a windmill farm after discussions with the major manufacturers of windmill energy, to be placed along the East Coast of St. Lucy, St. Andrew and St. Joseph which. These would supply nearly all of the electricity needed in Barbados. I think it is imperative that the Government of Barbados respond to the above if it really has the interest of the People of Barbados at heart and negate any possibility of people unrest.
Submitted as a press release