BLP 2018 MANIFESTO

BLP 2018 YOUTH MANIFESTO

BLP MINI MANIFESTO FULL VOICE WITH MUSIC

Mission Critical Policies & Actions

Rebuilding Our Foreign Reserves – to 15 weeks of import coverage

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.

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Dealing With The Debt Choking Our Economy

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…

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Bringing Tax Relief To Over- Taxed Bajans

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.

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Reducing Threats To The Financial Services Sector

Enacting laws by December 2018 to remove Barbados from the lists of jurisdictions facing sanctions from the OECD and EU. Extending to all Barbadians, a Foreign Currency Tax Credit on foreign exchange earnings.

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Helping People To Live & Pay Their Bills

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…

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Addressing Arrears & Refunds Government Owes To People

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…

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Protecting People’s Health

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.

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Fixing The Sewerage Crisis

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…

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Removing The Garbage All Over Barbados

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.

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Putting Buses Back On The Roads

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.

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Getting Rid Of Plus-Sized Potholes

Carrying out a costed, road repair and rebuilding programme. Developing a comprehensive 10- year road rehabilitation and road building action plan which will incorporate laying the utilities underground.

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Alleviating Water Woes

  Expanding the Revolving Loan Fund to assist householders in the purchase and installation of water tanks. Hurricane-proofing all pumping stations and reservoirs by using renewable energy and back-up power.  

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Making Bajans Safe

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…

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Empowering Young People

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…

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Stamping Out Corruption

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.

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Revitalising Sugar

Settling the monies owed by Government to the industry, which employs approximately 5,000 Barbadians. Meeting with all stakeholders to draw up a plan for the future viability of the industry and set milestones to ensure accountability for realising the plan.

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Groups at a Glance

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the BLP find the money to do all the things promised in the Manifesto?

We have costed our proposals, so we know what the country can afford. The present Government has...
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How will the BLP ease the tax burden and lower the cost of living?

Since 2008, the Dems have imposed whopping new taxes on everything from food, to phones, to funerals....
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What is the BLP’s position on “going” to the IMF?

After 23 downgrades and the devastating first quarter report from the Governor of the Central Bank on...
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Will the BLP devalue the dollar?

The BLP is committed to maintaining the exchange rate of BBD $2 for USD $1.
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How will the Government boost our foreign reserves?

Our strategy for boosting foreign reserves has many facets. We will prohibit the Central Bank from printing...
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How will the BLP afford to pay for students to attend the UWI?

Governments must make choices about policy priorities versus optional activities. The BLP has identified tertiary education as...
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