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Solutions government would knight Owen

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 22 May 2018

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Head of Solutions Barbados Grenville Phillips II makes a plea to voters about why they are the right choice for the country. Behind him are the party's other 27 candidates who supported him at Queen's Park yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

The knighting Of Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur is a sure thing under a Solutions Barbados government.

Leader of the party Grenville Phillips II made this promise on Tuesday night at Queens Park during the formal announcement of his party’s 28 candidates.

In a passionate plea to Barbadians ahead of Thursday’s General election, Phillips said much like all of the other Prime Ministers, Arthur must be celebrated for the good things he did.

He also thanked members of the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party who served the country over the years, but he said it was time to usher them into retirement.

During his speech he also promised that within the first year of a Solutions Barbados government, there would be a billion-dollar surplus.

Phillips, an engineer, said this could be accomplished by decreasing debt, cutting wastage, eliminating corruption and depoliticising the civil service.

Because the Solutions Barbados members are not lawyers, doctors or career politicians but rather, people with 20 years’ management experience, they were better suited to manage the country’s finances, he said.

“They have no experience in getting Barbados in debt... they have experience in building their companies. So the economy will not be a guinea pig for them, he said. (TG)

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