The Launch of Barbados First Virtual Political Party
# of member = 0 (at present).
Hello fellow Barbadians.
We all know of Barbados problems with the most important being the state of the economy.
Lack of leaders to make the hard decisions and lack of patriots to make the necessary sacrifices.
Barbados First / Patriot Party (BF/PP) would like to see the following combinations of solutions implemented to try to resolve Barbados economic problems.
Repeal the Owen Arthur/BLP law that prevents government from reducing a public worker wage or salary without his/her consent. If this is successful or fails then…
Negotiate with the Unions, a Public Service salary cut of no more than 5%. All Member of Parliament salaries would be reduced by 5% – 8% for every 1% sacrificed by the public workers. This is in keeping with being patriotic and MP showing leadership in making sacrifice (putting Barbados First).
The above sacrificing measures (may be considered unpopular) will reduce Government expenditure as was done under the Sandiford/DLP administration. It is proven to work and is needed again today.
A two years hiring freeze on all government agencies except the Essential Services. This would be reviewed in partnership with the Social Partners at the end of the two years. (This will further allow Government to reduce its bloated workforce through attrition).
The NRSL/VAT will be reduced to help alleviate the Sacrifices of the Patriotic Public Workers. The Private sector will have to reduce their prices accordingly.
BF/PP is opened to going to the IMF to accommodate debt restructuring
BF/PP would also seek to govern within the Social Partnership.
The salary cut will reduce expenditure/ reduce deficit, this will allow for the cut in taxes which should lead to a reduction in prices/cost of living as well as an increase in competitiveness and higher growth.
BF/PP would also seek to divest:
1.CBC – with option for the workers to become owners or part owners.
2.Hilton Hotel – same option as above
3.Transport Board – Same option as above. And only after provisions are put in place to accommodate the elderly, schools and disable.
To address productivity and accountability the Unions, Main Opposition Party and Accountant General will EACH get to select one member on all boards.
BF/PP will also SEEK to have public workers increases to be tied to the increase in GDP with bonuses as incentives to increase productivity and attendance.
Politically: All members seeking to be elected to parliament will declare their assets, liabilities and publish their last year tax return.
Provisions will be put in place for the constituencies to recall their MP after 2.5 years
Unfortunately BF/PP has no members and is therefore unable to take part in the next general elections.
BF/PP is now seeking members for ALL level.
If you are of like mind, Patriotic, willing to sacrifice and is interested in putting Barbados First,
Please send an email of interested to:
Barbados First / Patriotic Party (BF/PP)
Putting Barbados First!
Pride and Industry.