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Costs cut call

Dawne Parris

Costs cut call

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The local private sector yesterday called on Government to cut spending, even as one university lecturer identified health care and education as areas where expenditure can be reduced.
The Barbados Private Sector Association did not single out any sectors for pruning but chairman John Williams warned in a statement that swift action was needed to avoid an external body or agency telling Barbados what to do.
He said Barbadians knew where money was being wasted and where service was unacceptable as was evident from public debate and call-in programmes.
“We do not believe that widespread layoffs, whether in the private or public sector is the answer,” Williams said, “but the Government of Barbados cannot get away from immediately taking serious and likely unpopular decisions on reforming those ineffective and wasteful areas of public spending that plague us.”
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.