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Jan 19, 2015

PM Blames P.U.P. for Destruction of the B.S.C.F.A. and the Industry

Dean Barrow

As we’ve heard, government took its licks today over an issue which is serious business. The government has come under serious and sustained fire during the weeks of impasse. Government has been accused of siding with ASR/B.S.I. against the farmers – playing big brother to those farmers and then withdrawing support at a serious time. It’s said that the best defence is a good offence, and Prime Minister Dean Barrow launched his offensive this afternoon, blaming the P.U.P. in turn for the almost destruction of the B.S.C.F.A. and the industry.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“This is nonsense and a-historical; it flies completely in the face of history and recent history. The B.S.C.F.A. remains in place; there have been those that have gone off on their own to form the new associations. That is not necessarily a bad thing. And even if it were a bad thing, this did not happen on the consequence of any actions on the part of the government. This happened as a result of the unrelenting campaign waged by the minority in the B.S.C.F.A. that leagued itself with the People’s United Party to derail the agreement that had been reached with ASR as a consequence of protracted negotiations resulting in a deal that the leaders of the B.S.C.F.A. all blessed, all subscribed to. Thereafter, the few took up with legal advisors and demagogues including the legal representative of the People’s United Party.”

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2 Responses for “PM Blames P.U.P. for Destruction of the B.S.C.F.A. and the Industry”

  1. Ali BaBarrow lies! says:

    The great Ali, a great comedian who makes the nation laugh!

    The PUP is a great scape goat, bunch of sheep.

    Nationalize the country for the great monarchy of Ali.

    It will only get better when this clown and Penner are in prison.

  2. CEO says:

    Is this BS or what? There has always been an agreement and BSI only needed to live by it and amend it to include compensation for the Bagasse and any future innovations but BSI does not want to be fair to farmers.

    They want to treat them like partners when it is time to absorb loss but strives to serve them short on future income possibilities.

    I am sure if you ask those that are willing to sign a new agreement and break away from the BSCFA if they would accept higher income for their labour I am sure they would say yes but they are just either not smart, not frugal, not aware, or just too week to fight. In the end they would stand inline to collect a higher income even though they were not willing to fight for it.

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