Arthur: Transform island or perishOwen Arthur: Transform or perish.
Thu, April 26, 2012 - 12:05 AM
Opposition Leader Owen Arthur has called for more decisive action to transform Barbados and pull it out of the current economic morass.
“We must transform or perish,” Arthur warned yesterday in an address to the Barbados Association of Office Professionals at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Arthur said Barbados was confronted by the greatest economic crisis in its history and he put forward a prescription to drive transformation of the society and economy.
“It is farcical and irresponsible for the society to be asked to accept the constantly repeated mantra that our problems are due to [the] international recession . . . and that once we ride out that storm, happy days are here again,” he said.
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