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Helping vital subsectors


Mike King

Helping vital subsectors

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has defended Government’s helping to rescue subregional airline, LIAT and subsiding critical sectors such as transport and education.
Brathwaite made his case in the 2010-2011 Estimates debate in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. The Member of Parliament for St Philip South said LIAT and the University of the West Indies (UWI) were important Caribbean entities and Barbados had a role to play in keeping them alive.
Brathwaite said Barbados had a certain standard of living that required Government to subsidise some subsectors. He said areas such as transport and education were necessary social needs and Government had a social responsibility to its citizens.
He said Barbadians either paid for them or reduced their standard of living, stressing that he did not want to see Barbados go back to the 1940s and 1950s.
The Attorney General said significant maintenance had been done on the police stations at Districts “A”, “B” and Hastings, and Government was about to build police stations at Belleplaine, Cane Garden, Wildey and Worthing.
Brathwaite said police officers and their support staff required the best possible work environment and, to this end, officers at Black Rock would soon be relocating to a nearby venue. He said the chambers of the Solicitor General’s Office would be boosted with new staff with the advent of a further seven attorneys.

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