Backyard farming and the introduction of music studios across the island were today put forward by Government MP Hamilton Lashley as two areas that could be used to ease the difficult prevailing economic situation.
During his contribution to the 2011-2012 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the House of Assembly, Lashley said there were people in every nook and cranny in Barbadoswho had singing ability and perhaps the time was ripe for an investment in small studios across the country to facilitate musical recordings.
Lashley noted the concept of backyard farming was nothing new, but had basically been abandoned. He noted this was one means by which food bills could be eased. The St Michael South East MP also suggested that Government embark on an island-wide beautification crash programme to be undertaken by the “boys on the block”.
He said it would serve the dual purpose of meaningful temporary employment while enhancing the environmental aesthetics of the island.