BLP 2018 MANIFESTO

BLP 2018 YOUTH MANIFESTO

BLP MINI MANIFESTO FULL VOICE WITH MUSIC

Basic Income Earners

Lost A Relative?

Funeral grant to increase by $500.

Helping The Poor

No more NSRL. VAT back to 15% in 18 months. Eliminate all pit toilets. Family safety nets. New rental or rent-to-own housing.

Gas Station Workers

To receive raincoats and water
protection covering and health

Bajan Diaspora

Incentives to invest at home, to promote Barbados’ interests where they live, in their networks and professional bodies. Collaboration with Government on health and social initiatives. Utilising the skills of Bajan in international organisations and businesses.

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Beach Goers

Full public recreational facilities to be built at Worthing, Dover, Accra, Bay Street (by old fishing market), Brandons, Batts Rock, Speightstown, Fitts Village; extend South Coast Boardwalk.

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Faith

Invited to sit on the Social Committee of the Social Partnership, engage in community based programmes and become a partner in social renewal and transformation. Chaplains to be appointed to Cabinet and Judiciary.

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Urban & Rural Residents

Upgrades for Cats Castle, Green Fields, Allen View, Wellington Street. Addressing water and sanitation problems at Belle, Belle Vue and Licorish Village. Dealing with White Hill.

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Credit Unions

Will be allowed to provide a larger range of financial and other services. Incentives to build and operate facilities for seniors..

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Trade Unions

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to be offered workers. Will negotiate on pay increases. Incentives provided to operate nursing homes, day and respite care.

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Lawyers & Litigants

Law reform. New Family and Commercial Courts. Restorative Justice. Fines and tickets, ankle monitors instead of jail. Court processes expedited. Getting rid of recent confusing Road Traffic and Agricultural amendment legislation. No imprisonment for a “spliff.” Court buildings maintained.

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Creatives

Techies Heritage Bridgetown to become a Smart City and Barbados a Smart Country, which will create opportunities for businesses in technology and related disciplines. Artistes, Entertainers & Musicians Increased opportunities for income earning in the cultural industries, the 52-week entertainment calendar and the new Special Economic Zones at St. Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Holetown, Speightstown, Bridgetown.…

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Civil Servants

Police Improve police stations and appoint police officers. Increase the size of the RBPF. Reduce the age of retirement for police. Improve the terms and conditions of the Special Constables & Island Constables and transition them into the Force. Schools Every secondary school to specialise in particular disciplines, academic and non academic. Attendance at UWI…

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Farmers & Fishers

Farmers Incentives to adopt water and land efficient technologies for farming. Increased surveillance using technology to suppress praedial larceny. Sugar Farmers Work with stakeholders to develop a five-year plan for the industry and outstanding monies to be paid. Landless Farmers Land for farming to increase vegetable, fruit and healthy crop production. Fisherpersons Upgrade fish markets…

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Entrepreneurs

Trust Loans $5,000 unsecured loan for a business. Opportunities for entrepreneurs, artists, tradesmen, and community based businesses and those in various sectors of the economy. Mechanics, Autobody Workmen, Technicians Special locations to be provided for such businesses to set up or expand without the constraints of operating in residential neighbourhoods. Special opportunities for mechanics, bodywork…

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Sports Persons

New governance structure for sports. Thrust to export cricketing professionals. Set up new niche markets in beach sports, road tennis, skateboarding, volleyball. Improve athletics and support football. Income earning opportunities to be maximised.

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Families

Homeowners Incentives and rebates for homeowners who “go green” or “hurricane-proof” their homes. New housing to rent or buy Parents Training and support to improve parenting skills and help you raise and manage your children. Conflict resolution and anger management classes available at the community level. Crèches to be required for large workplaces. Make and…

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Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

Employment for PWD Implement affirmative action to raise employment of PWD in the public sector. Accessibility for All Bajans Develop a phased programme to make the island’s public buildings, sidewalks and main highways fully accessible to PWD. Creating an Accessible Economy that incentivises people, firms, entrepreneurs, Government and Civil Society to meet the needs of…

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Our Rastafarian Brethren & Sistren

Recognise and respect the members of the Rastafarian Community as valued and contributing members of Barbadian society. Facilitate access to large lots of land for farming. Reserve space at new vending sites for the sale of the community’s fruit and vegetables. Fix and repair Temple Yard and provide water, electricity and proper sanitation facilities. Provide…

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Basic Income Earners

Lost A Relative? Funeral grant to increase by $500. Helping The Poor No more NSRL. VAT back to 15% in 18 months. Eliminate all pit toilets. Family safety nets. New rental or rent-to-own housing. Gas Station Workers To receive raincoats and water protection covering and health

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Middle Class

More money in your pockets – No NSRL, No Road Tax, concessions for hurricaneproofing your home, job opportunities. Owed a Conveyance by Government? You will get it. Government will pay outstanding money to UCAL, UWI and refund income tax and VAT.

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Young People

World-class opportunities. Strong non-academic training. Support with business ideas. New jobs and careers in technology. Will be entitled to shares in the Barbados Sovereign Wealth Fund and be part of the Global Citizens Programme. Will be given seats on school boards. 5%of Government contracts reserved for young entrepreneurs. The Youth Innovation Award worth $150,000 of…

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Seniors

Increased pension. Kneeling buses outfitted to carry wheelchairs for elderly and physically challenged. Legislation to protect seniors from all kinds of abuse – physical, financial, sexual, psychological. Expansion of the Care of The Elderly Nursing Home Programme. New Community based care services.

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Men

$5,000 unsecured loan for a business. Opportunities for entrepreneurs, artists, tradesmen, and community based businesses and those in various sectors of the economy. Special opportunities for mechanics, bodywork men and technicians. New jobs across the economy. Paternity leave for fathers. New jobs across the economy. Counselling for battered men

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