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Barbados ‘no longer our model’


Tony Best

Barbados ‘no longer our model’

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TIME WAS when Barbados was considered across the Caribbean as an excellent model of economic and social development.

Not so anymore. That’s according to Dr Timothy Harris, the new Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis; whose Team Unity government assumed office in Basseterre last year after a coalition of parties won the election and denied the St. Kitts Labour Party led Dr Denzil Douglas, a historic fifth term.

“For a very long time Barbados had been seen as a model of good government, good governance, good macro-economic policies, model for small island states and certainly over the last decade Barbados has lost that,” Harris told the DAILY NATION in New York.

“Barbados, to some extent is now, as you say for a prolonged period in a situation of economic difficulty which I think tarnished the way people look at Barbados for leadership in economic matters and that is a result of a number of factors both internal and external.”

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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