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An effort to privatise the more lucrative aspects of the government

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has accused the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) government “of attempting to privatise some of the functions of the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), which could have been undertaken in house with the right technology. ‘This seems to be an effort to privatise the more lucrative aspects of the government. The BLP proposes to hire companies and or individuals to collect the online tax. There is no reason that with the right technology BRA could not undertake these collections. The UPP wishes to understand why this BLP administration is choosing the most sensitive features of the government to consider for privatisation, the statement queried.”

Source: Barbados Today

Hotel' efforts to privatize the beach

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is “entangled in a legal fight with The Crane Beach Resort over beach access amidst a public outcry over what is being seen as efforts by the hotel to privatize the beach. A number of protesters converged on the beach last Saturday, declaring ‘dah beach is mine,’ a line from the hit song Jack by veteran calypsonian and Cultural Ambassador Anthony Gabby Carter, who has accused the luxury resort of evicting vendors from the beach last month.”

Source: peopleoverprof.it