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Scrap Councils!

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Scrap Councils!

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A BAPTIST PREACHER and former chairman of a constituency council has advised the Government to scrap the councils if it cannot keep its promises to the poor.

Pastor Vincent Wood of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, in a service that was broadcast on radio yesterday morning, said that rather than reducing the number of councils from 15 to nine it should get rid of them.

“Instead of tearing them down from 15 to nine, scrap them because help cannot be promised to the poor and those in need and not be delivered . . . . If you give your word you should keep it,” he said.

Delivering a sermon titled The Poor You Have With You Always and citing John 12:8, Wood said that some Barbadians had forgotten what it is to be poor and he did not believe that enough was being done to help the poor. (AC)

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