(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Barbados is at the crossroads and wants all Barbadians to pull out the stops and be more productive.

He made the call last night in Independence Square at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1937 disturbances and the role of National Hero Clement Osbourne Payne.

Stuart said every nation at some stage in its history had to decide whether it would die on its feet “or live on its knees”.

“In 2012, Barbadians are once again at the crossroads,” he said. “This is the time for us to pull out all the stops, to increase our levels of productivity, to exercise prudence in the management of our finances and to pursue excellence in order to weather this economic storm.” he added.

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