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Bajans ‘better off’ than before


Bajans ‘better off’ than before

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BARBADIANS ARE BETTER off today than years ago, says Minister of Social Care and Community Development Steven Blackett.

The minister gave no tangible evidence to back his claim but said the numbers were higher than those 4 000 people currently registered with the department.

“I hear all the talk about children suffering, bellies to them back, but I don’t see that. That is not my experience. I see Barbadians showing thrift and enterprise and doing the wonderful things to help themselves,” he said.

“Believe it or not, 4 000 people are on the registry of the Welfare Department. When you consider a population of 270 000-280 000 that is really a drop in the ocean,” he told WEEKEND NATION after the reopening of Lancaster House Wednesday. (SDB Media) 

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