Minister Donville Throwing Stones From Glass House
Submitted by Anthony Davis
THE AMOUNT OF MONEY the University of the West Indies is spending on the ‘coronation’ of ‘king Hilary’ is of tremendous concern to Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss – Barbados Today
Methinks that the members of this Government will not forgive Sir Hilary for the statement that he made about the state of affairs which obtains at the UWI Cave Hill Campus since the Minister of Finance, in his wisdom, decided that Barbadian students must pay for their UWI education – regardless of their circumstances. This attitude towards him seems to stem from the fact that Sir Hilary once stood on their platforms lambasting the BLP. Like everyone else who lives in this country, he has the right to change his opinion whenever he wants to. It is not Russia and it is not North Korea!
Pray tell me, Mr. Minister, since you are so concerned about “whether there was a need for such an elaborate event in the current economic environment where guests would dine on caviar and lobster tails”, what did it cost for this Government to entertain part of the Royal family during the celebration of the 375th anniversary of Parliament, and did that take place in a time of plenty? I think that caviar and lobster tails would more have been served at the banquet for him and his wife! Up to now no one but you and your colleagues knows how much of the taxpayers’ money was spent on that. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!
Also, Mr. Minister, how will you and your colleagues and your friends be knighted when we change over to a republic and get rid of the Royal household? On the one hand you want a republic and be rid of them, and on the other you want yourselves, family and friends to be knighted. It’s like those who want to go to Heaven but don’t want to die. You can’t have it both ways, Mr. Minister!
I hope that you decline your invitation to that ‘elaborate event’ for Sir Hilary! It would be the honourable thing to do seeing your disgust at people eating “caviar and lobster tails”.
“Digging for facts is better mental exercise than jumping to conclusions.”