Jamaica’s Opposition Leader endorses BERT programme and predicts recovery ahead for Barbados


The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration has been praised for its willingness to tackle the country’s  economic issues head-on and its readiness to implement tough measures.

The approval has come from the Jamaica’s Opposition Leader and President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips, who also challenged Barbadians to hold strain during this trying period.

Speaking at the BLP’s 80th Annual Conference on Sunday, Dr Phillips described the economic challenges facing the Caribbean as “its most serious since Independence”.

In an obvious reference to Government’s implementation of its own Barbados Economic Recovery and Transition (BERT) programme and the subsequent debt restructuring exercise, he said had Barbados looked to international…

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