What’s Trending: Cutting costs
Thu, June 21, 2012 - 10:24 AM
The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.
The call by accountants for Government to cut expenditure on university education or public transport has been met with some stiff criticism from some of our online readers.
De Jay: “I hope those accountants make their way to Cave Hill to pay for their degrees or return the money that paid for their education once sponsored by the Government to the Treasury. Amazing how people would kick up a storm about paying taxes on allowances but want to take education from the masses.”
Michael Lewis: “It is amazing those who have benefitted from free education, primary to tertiary now want others to pay. I find these people very self-serving. So what if each of us has to pay a little more to educate our children? Give the students four years to complete their degree, if not they or their parents can carry the cost of the time they have left on campus.”
Devaron Bruce: “So the recommendations for these cuts we made in order to further reduce the deficit. The deficit has been cut in half without touching any of these things. I’m sure it can go lower without having to cut any of the two. However, if you must I would start with transport, simply because there are alternatives for people, like PSVs and most people have access to a motor vehicles. Maybe it may even change the taxi service to mirror the one in Trinidad.”
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