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"While Barbuda faces a number of constraints deriving from the small size of its population and its ecological fragility, it has considerable potential to pursue a development strategy geared to it’s own needs and circumstances" .

Gateway

TO THE

Future

MANIFESTO 2004

GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE

B arbuda stands at a very serious crossroad in its history. The Antigua Labour Party Administration has been able to divide the political leadership on the island and as a result denied Barbudan's the implementation of the recommendations of the Commonwealth Report.

These recommendations had serious implications for improved infrastructure, the expansion of airport facilities, creation of a port of entry, the construction of roads, the improvement of public utilities and the complete restructuring of the Financial and Administrative arrangements between the islands.

Importantly the Commonwealth Report implicitly recognized the Land Rights Claims of the islands people, when it stated "no development should take place without the consent of the people".

The ALP Administration has completely frustrated the implementation of/the report and as a consequence caused stagnation, decay, and delayed the development of the island. Its actions have caused young people to suffer. Many are unable to find employment and appropriate educational opportunities.

The BPM will find ways to overcome all these negatives and open the doors to a Bright future for all Barbudans young and old. We believe what the Commonwealth Report said;

"While Barbuda faces a number of constraints deriving from the small size of its population and its ecological fragility, it has considerable potential to pursue a development strategy geared to its own needs and circumstances" .

The BPM will invest in the future of Barbuda. We will ensure that Barbuda is developed according to the needs and wants of the Island's People.

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