Barbados: UPP queries PM’s report card

The six-month progress report on the new administration’s economic rescue mission has raised more questions than answers, the leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Lynette Eastmond, has charged.

Eastmond, a former minister of international business in the Owen Arthur administration, contends that while Prime Minister Mottley touts the success of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme, there is still no mention of a growth plan.

In her ministerial statement to Parliament on Tuesday, Mottley boasted that foreign reserves had reached their highest level in four years, the dollar was no longer in danger of devaluation, debt-to-GDP ratio had fallen to 123 per cent and the country had received its first credit rating upgrade in 15 years.



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