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Arthur talks economics

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Arthur talks economics

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NEVER ONE TO shy away from a political conversation, former prime minister Owen Arthur put his cards on the table regarding a number of economic subjects yesterday.

Minutes before walking up the stairs of the House of Assembly, Arthur spoke to the media about privatisation, the rising national debt, the most recent economic downgrade by Standard & Poor’s, and the International Monetary Fund’s most recent report on Barbados.

The independent MP said he had been virtually silent after dealing with a number of family issues, most notably the death of his father and niece, but said there were certain things that had to be said about how the country’s economy is being run. (BA)

Here, a smiling Arthur making his way to the chamber yesterday. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)