Saturday, April 20, 2024

Poll findings on leaders not adding up

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AFTER READING the recent CADRES Poll one wonders what is the criteria used for selecting the most favoured leader in Barbados.

Just before the last elections Owen Arthur was head and shoulders above Prime Minister David Thompson as the most favoured leader in Barbados.

Ever since the [2008 general election], Thompson has presided over a Government that has not been able to reduce the cost of livingas promised.

Cost-U-Less has not materialised, the Economy appears to be in shambles, the unemployment rate has gone up from six per cent to 10.5 per cent, water rates have been increased by 60 per cent, none of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ministers have been charged in the law courts for corruption not even Hardwood management.

Policemen, nurses and civil servants have not received duty-free vehicles nor interest-free mortgages, the CLICO Empire has fallen, leaving thousands of Barbadians holding the bag, and now Thompson has become the favoured leader over Owen Arthur by more than ten percentage points? As the young people would say, give me a break!

EDWIN JONES

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