Solutions Barbados 'grateful'
A definitive date for the General Election has put Solutions Barbados at ease.
Founder of the party and candidate for St. George North, Grenville Phillips told Loop News:
"After a period of uncertainty, we feel grateful that certainty has been restored."
His comment came after the Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart disclosed the Nomination Day - May 7, and Election date - May 24, yesterday via press release from the Government Information Services.
Asked what is Solutions Barbados' plan leading up to the day when Barbadians go to the polls, he shared:
"Our plan is to continue to explain our message that a non-austerity economic plan is available. We published it approximately three years ago for rigorous public scrutiny. It has been independently assessed to allow Barbados to achieve a surplus in revenues during our first year – something that our politicians accidentally achieved only once in the past 52 years of our independence."
And he assured once again, "This can be accomplished without going to the IMF, laying off a single public worker, or reducing their salaries. It can also be achieved while abolishing VAT and land tax, since it does not require spending additional amounts on wastage and corrupt practices."
With posters being stapled to poles last night in many constituencies, mere hours after the Prime Minister's announcement, Solutions Barbados added that in the run-up, they too will continue their "efforts to interact with people in each community."