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The Party will continue to press for the constitutional upgrading of Barbuda's status. Barbudans must be allowed to control completely all their internal affairs.

Gateway Future TO THE

MANIFESTO 2004

EDUCATION & TRAINING

We will build and manage a technical/vocational training institute in Barbuda. This is essential if our people are to have equal access and opportunities with our brothers and sisters in Antigua. Barbudan students are at a severe disadvantage when attempting to access such training opportunities in Antigua. We will also demand that graduates from the Holy Trinity School be allotted the necessary space and opportunities at the Antigua State

College. The BPM

is

committed

to

Education and Training. Apart from the building of a Technical and Vocational facility, the Party will continue t.o promote the Educational development of all Barbudans. Our programme and policies in the past have produced graduates at the highest level. Education and Training will be extended to include all Council workers so that qualifications are achieved that will benefit the holder whether he/she seeks employment in the region and abroad.

The Party will concentrate on/ in the areas of New Technology , Fisheries, Agriculture,

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering,

Marine

, Biology, Water

Biology, Sports Development, Health Professions, Pre-school and Childcare, Road Engineering, Construction, Electrical Engineering, Tourism, Tourism Promotion & Development. Special emphasis

selecting and encouraging young people to choose a career path while their are in Secondary school.

CONSTITUTION

The Party will continue to press for the constitutional upgrading of Barbuda's status. Barbudans must be allowed to control completely all their internal affairs. Including the collection of all taxes and have the power to raise Revenue with Banks without the interference of Central government.

BANKING

The BPM is seriously concerned at the low level of public and private investment in the island. To To counter this we will fight for greater private and public investment. The establishment of a Barbuda Development Bank is an urgent priority to bring progress to people and the

island.

PORT OF ENTRY

The Party will continue to build on the foundations already established at River. This is an Area of public investment that should have been undertaken by the Central government in line with the Commonwealth Report recommendations. No country can properly develop without a Port of entry.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

This was an area identified under Public Utilities that could be a growth area for the Barbuda

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