Wednesday, April 24, 2024

‘Parasite’ backlash

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THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS NO BEEF with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), but it wants an apology and nothing less from the party or the administration.

A row that started with Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Jepter Ince, reportedly describing some members of the private sector as “parasites”, could end up at the Prime Minister’s doorstep.

Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert told the MIDWEEK NATION the private sector would settle for nothing less than an apology.

Herbert joined Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Eddy Abed and head of the Barbados Bankers’ Association Donna Wellington, along with top Government officials, for a two-hour meeting yesterday with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler at Government Headquarters. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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