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BLP pushes housing, education, tax ease


COLVILLE MOUNSEY

BLP pushes housing, education, tax ease
Prime Minister Mia Mottley holding a copy of the new Barbados Labour Party Manifesto. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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A housing revolution which would see the construction of 10 000 houses in five years, education reform committed to the transitioning away from the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Exam (BSSEE) and the elimination of land tax on the first $400 000 of property value.

These are among the major promises being made by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), as they seek to be elected for a second term in office when Barbadians go to the polls on January 19.

Prospective voters gained some insight yesterday into the priorities of a second term of a Mia Amor Mottley-led Government, during the official launch of the BLP’s manifesto at the Island Inn Hotel.

Going into greater detail about the 33-page document entitled Our Barbados, Owning Our Future, which also included an attached 18-page list of promises kept, the Prime Minister explained that the second-term pledges were centred on five core values.

These are: People-centred leadership matters; Government must deliver for all; pride and industry through active citizenship; Bajan ownership matters; and innovation drives opportunity. (CLM)

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