‘Tell us all’
Stating that the Government lacks credibility because of its poor performance on the economy to date, a respected businessman is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to level with Barbadians on the true state of the economy and what really has to be done to fix it.
That’s the frank assessment of Sir Allan Fields on what needs to be done to rally Barbadians to get them working to propel the country again.
Sir Allan was in the forefront of the private sector during the turbulent economic period in the 1990s when Barbados underwent a structural adjustment programme.
He contends the one lesson that the present administration should take from that time was the relatively swift, decisive action taken to correct the situation.
He said many Barbadians and potential investors don’t have a high level of confidence in the Government, and the administration can only blame itself for this because of its poor implementation record, slow decision making, and conflicting signals from key Cabinet ministers on major issues.