PM defends Barbados on free movement

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Barbados has not only been talking the talk, but it continues to walk the walk on freedom of movement.

But in delivering his maiden speech to CARICOM last evening in Basseterre, St Kitts, he complained that “of late Barbados has been at the receiving end of much of the emotive and highly inaccurate rhetoric on this issue”.

“I am therefore glad for the opportunity to bring some perspective to bear on this important subject,” he told the opening ceremony of the 32nd CARICOM Heads Of Government Summit.

Stuart pointed out that not only was Barbados fully compliant with respect to the free movement of the ten approved categories of skilled workers, but that the island had gone even farther in accepting other CARICOM nationals for employment.

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