Where is the give and take?
By CLARIE SMALL-WARNER | Thu, June 14, 2012 - 12:02 AM()
As Barbadians, we need to be more observant about what is happening in our island.
From a layperson’s perspective, my observation is that we are
slowly losing our beloved island. We are so loving and kind to other nationalities that we seem to open our doors to whosoever comes.
We are selling every thing we have got: land, houses, businesses, whatever, to non-nationals; and we will not be able to buy them back.
This is not meant to be discriminatory, but Barbados has opened its doors and arms to other Caribbean countries, allowing their nationals to come and live, work and own property. Where and in what areas are the reciprocity? Where is the balance, or near balance?
Discussions on the fishing agreement look like they will recommence. What about the ferry proposal between Guyana and Barbados to bring fruits and vegetables to the island?
Seems to me we will have to bring back the Federal Maple and Federal Palm, and the old schooners that used to sail between the islands years ago.
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