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Barbados cannot afford another 5 years

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Barbados cannot afford another 5 years

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A third term is a price too high to pay for Barbados.

So says former Barbados Labour Party cabinet minister Liz Thompson, who believes the country cannot afford to put back in the ruling Democratic Labour Part for another five years because of the soaring cost of living.

Thompson expressed the sentiment tonight in Kingsland during the BLP’s manifesto launch.

“We know that we cannot afford the Democratic Labour Party. Barbados cannot afford it any longer,” said Thompson.

“The people have to go in the supermarket and decide whether to buy the small tin or large tin of corned beef; whether to take up rice or put back rice; to buy a big bag or small bag; to but a half chicken or quarter chicken; whether wings or necks or backs.

“The 60 percent of students enrolled at the University who had to drop out. Those are the people who cannot afford the Dems,” she added. (JM)