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Hunte: Blacks soon in minority


Hunte: Blacks soon in minority

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A Government Senator has raised a red flag over the possibility of a declining black population in Barbados being outnumbered by other races in the future.

Senator Reggie Hunte told yesterday’s session of the Upper Chamber he was concerned that the black Barbadian population was decreasing, as “a lot of our young people are not having children”.

He believed this could “create an imbalance in the black population of this country” over the next 25 or 30 years.

While conceding he had no control over any such development, Hunte said: “It concerns me that in another 20, 40, 50 years we are going to see a different Barbados,” adding that “some of those same persons who are heading organisations in this country are showing disdain for the natives”.

Hunte was contributing to debate on the Maintenance Amendment Bill, 2014, which was subsequently passed. (GC)

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