Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Families suffering at hands of ‘development’

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT has apparently sounded the death knell of the family unit, according to Rodney Grant, chief executive officer of the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW).

Grant, who is also a board member of a number of non-governmental organisations, said the issue was now how to re-establish the cohesion of the island’s families.

He addressed the National Societal Consultation on the Barbadian Society at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, where he noted: “Tailoring policies to the most vulnerable, even when the country appears to be doing better – issues like the quality of life. It’s about the quality of life, better jobs, good policies. I always say bad policies make for bad development.”

He remembered the time when everyone in the same family used the same bar of soap or the same toothpaste. Today, said Grant, there were some houses with everybody had to buy their own gas and groceries. (HLE)

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