Arthur: Come clean on cuts

Ricky Jordan,

Added 19 November 2012

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Government has already started cuts in education and health and needs to slash another $150 million over the next two years, Opposition Leader Owen Arthur has charged. He was speaking at St James Secondary School as part of The People’s Forum series of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) meetings last Saturday. Arthur said that not only did the Government make its biggest cut in the allocation of funds to education and health in the last Budget, but it had since reduced subsidies to the University of the West Indies and Barbados Drug Service. “If we’re not careful, admission to the UWI will have to be reduced by 50 per cent soon, and they’ve cut the drug service such that pensioners have to pay for their drugs. We [the BLP] didn’t do those things,” he stated.

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