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Sinckler deserves a rap not a pat


E. Jerome Davis

Sinckler deserves a rap not a pat

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OWEN ARTHUR could not have spoken a truer word when he said: “A minister must not come to Parliament to be congratulated for bringing a deficit from 12 per cent to six per cent when it should not have been 12 per cent in the first place.

“He should have come with a contrite heart and apologised to the people of Barbados for putting the country in peril. But instead he is asking us to congratulate him . . . .” (Sunday Sun, June 21)

Who can blame the minister, however? Didn’t [Sir Lloyd] Sandiford do the same thing? Didn’t he put the economy in a hole and then cut salaries to save it when it should not have been in a hole in the first place? He later claimed that he was the saviour.

The people of Barbados bought it then but I am not so sure that they will buy this latest development.

E. Jerome Davis

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