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Clarke: Save country from ruin

Gercine Carter

Clarke: Save country from ruin
Former chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Edward Clarke. (FILE)

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Outgoing chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Edward Clarke, has made a fervent appeal to Barbadians to get vaccinated.

In his farewell speech at a BPSA appreciation and handover ceremony yesterday at which he passed the gavel to his successor Trisha Tannis, Clarke urged his countrymen to “do what is right” to save the island from economic and health ruin by the pandemic, as Barbados was “in the worst economic and health crisis” the world had ever experienced.

“For our private sector, we have to be bold, we have to be fearless. Many of our fellow Barbadians need to understand what is facing this country. We need to get out there, get vaccinated. This country needs every single Barbadian possibly to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Clarke said, while also vowing to be relentless in his crusade for vaccination even though he would no longer be at the helm of the association .

“We have got to do what is right to fix this country’s  health crisis. The only way we are going to seriously address this issue is to fully vaccinate those on the front line – those in health care and all front-line workers in Barbados, especially those in the hotel and tourism industry.”

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