Mission Critical Policies & Actions
Allowing Bajans to hold their foreign currency earnings in bank accounts in Barbados. Passing legislation to prohibit the Central Bank of Barbados from the printing of money. Stimulating investor confidence.Read More
Re-profiling Barbados’ debt by renegotiating existing obligations, ensuring that the burden of adjustment is fairly shared by all. Re-profiling of debt and other measures which will allow us to: fix the South Coast and Bridgetown sewerage plants. pay fees for Barbadian students at the UWI. acquire additional buses for the Transport Board. address problems with…Read More
Abolishing the NSRL. Abolishing Road Tax and replacing it with a more equitable tax on petroleum products. Repealing the need for Tax Clearance certificates. Returning VAT to a rate of 15% within 18 months. Repealing the Municipal Solid Waste Tax imposed in 2014 and giving a tax credit, phased over time, to those who paid.Read More
Providing a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to civil servants if negotiations on salaries and benefits are not completed with the Trades Unions within 3 months of being elected to Government. Raising the non-contributory pension from $155 to $225 per week. Maintain relativity to contributory pension. Raising the minimum wage from $6.25 per hour to…Read More
Appointing a dedicated team to ensure the payment of Government’s debts to individuals and companies. The BLP will pay arrears or refunds of income tax, VAT, NIS, as well as sums outstanding to entities like UCAL, UWI, the sugar industry and others. Moving to a new system of on time payments to citizens. When the…Read More
Expanding the Accident and Emergency Department of the QEH as a matter of urgency. Extending the opening hours of the Randall Phillips (Oistins) and Warrens Polyclinics, providing X-ray and ultrasound equipment, asthma bays and security services. Allowing the use of medical marijuana.Read More
Bringing together a Mission Critical Team to develop medium and long term plans and report back to Cabinet WITHIN 4 WEEKS for action and oversight. Before the Report is presented, the BLP will manage and contain the problem by – putting in place a strong sanitisation programme for the protection of public health. finding points…Read More
Acquiring a fleet of trucks to ensure a frequent, scheduled garbage collection for households and businesses. Eliminating the Tipping Fee for solid waste disposal, that encourages dumping. Embarking on an urgent National Clean Up and Beautification programme involving households, businesses, NGOs and the Government.Read More
Procuring new buses and urgently repairing existing ones. Eliminating the Giving PSV operators a seat on the Transport Authority in recognition of their role as important stakeholders in the national transport system.Fee for solid waste disposal, that encourages dumping.Read More
Tightening our borders to stem the flow of firearms into Barbados. Reducing the number of firearms in the hands of civilians and in communities, by offering a sixmonth gun amnesty and buy-back programme for legal and illegal firearms. Providing the Police Force with the latest technology, equipment and vehicles to enhance their detection rates and…Read More
A BLP Government paying the tuition fees for Barbadians to attend The University of the West Indies, from September 2018. Creating a National “First Job” Programme for youth between 16- 25 years old to gain a Government subsidised placement at a business in their field of interest. Developing a National Apprenticeship Programme. Convening an emergency…Read More
Introducing comprehensive Integrity legislation to fight and punish corruption, hold Ministers and Board Chairpersons accountable and protect Whistleblowers. Requiring politicians and key public officials to disclose their assets. Providing stiff penalties for those who try to bribe politicians and public officials.Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
We have costed our proposals, so we know what the country can afford. The present Government has...
Since 2008, the Dems have imposed whopping new taxes on everything from food, to phones, to funerals....
After 23 downgrades and the devastating first quarter report from the Governor of the Central Bank on...
The BLP is committed to maintaining the exchange rate of BBD $2 for USD $1.
Our strategy for boosting foreign reserves has many facets. We will prohibit the Central Bank from printing...
Governments must make choices about policy priorities versus optional activities. The BLP has identified tertiary education as...