Days in office 813 Elected on May 24, 2018
Took office on May 25, 2018
Not started 45 of 74 61%
In progress 10 of 74 14%
Achieved 4 of 74 5%
Broken 15 of 74 20%
A tracker for promises made by the BLP prior to the election. All promises are sourced from the official BLP manifesto. Best efforts will be made to update promises and deliverables if/when the government revises them publicly. .
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Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - acquiring additional buses for the Transport Board. Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - addressing problems with garbage collection Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - fixing the South Coast and Bridgetown sewerage plants. Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - paying fees for Barbadian Students at the UWI Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - preparing ourselves to face the 2018 Hurricane Season. Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - providing for the expansion of Accident and Emergency and the expanded opening hours of 2 polyclinics. Start the discussion!
Not started "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Immediate capital works programme - providing the equipment necessary for the Ministry of Public Works to embark on an immediate road repair programme and clean up of the country. Start the discussion!
In progress "Dealing with Debt" (6 month promise) Re-profile Barbados’ debt by renegotiating existing obligations. Start the discussion!
Not started Foreign Reserves (6 month promise) Pass legislation to prohibit the Central Bank of Barbados from the printing of money that is threatening the Barbados dollar and draining the foreign reserves. Start the discussion!
In progress Foreign Reserves (6 month promise) Restore Barbados’ foreign reserves to at least 15 weeks of import coverage Start the discussion!
Not started Foreign Reserves (6 month promise) Stimulate investor confidence. Start the discussion!
Not started Taxes (6 month promise) - Abolish the NSRL Start the discussion!
Not started Taxes (6 month promise) - Abolish the Road Tax Start the discussion!
Not started Taxes (6 month promise) - Repeal the Municipal Solid Waste Tax imposed in 2014. Those who paid will have their money returned via a tax credit over a phased period. Start the discussion!
Not started Taxes (6 month promise) - Repeal the oppressive requirement for tax clearance certificates. Start the discussion!
Not started Taxes Return VAT to 15% within 18 months. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Address violence and bullying among school children by placing more guidance counsellors and social workers and starting anger management and conflict resolution classes in schools by September 2018. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Engage Civil Society and faith-based organisations to support school programmes targeted at reducing conflict, bullying and indiscipline, equipping students to deal with anger and conflict in nonviolent ways and to reduce the incidence of violence in schools. Start the discussion!
Achieved (6 month promise) - From September 2018, a BLP Government will pay the tuition fees for Barbadians to attend The University of the West Indies. Start the discussion!
Broken Corruption (6 month promise) - Provide stiff penalties for those who try to bribe politicians and public officials. Start the discussion!
Not started Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Develop a national storage capacity of generators, water, food and medicine to last 7 days. Start the discussion!
Broken Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Ensure the Department of Emergency Management is located in an appropriately equipped building capable of withstanding a hurricane of Category 5 strength. Start the discussion!
In progress Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Institute a 2018 Rapid Roof Replacement Programme to support homeowners replacing non-hurricane resistant roofs and carry out other hurricane proofing of their homes. Start the discussion!
Broken Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Upgrade hurricane shelters so they can resist a Category 5 hurricane. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Appoint two temporary judges to help clear the backlog of serious criminal cases. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Convene an emergency session of professionals dealing with the welfare of children to agree on an immediate plan of action to end the current epidemic of violence in schools. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Encourage greater emphasis on community-based policing. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Ensure a reliable and timely school bus service and, from September 2018, placing safety officers on buses and at places where students and young people congregate in large numbers. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Ensuring street lights are working to make communities safer. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Free police officers from carrying out non-law enforcement and administrative duties to enable them to better focus on policing. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Hold a Referendum on the decriminalisation of recreational marijuana. The Referendum will be held after a period of public debate. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Introduce comprehensive Integrity Legislation immediately upon forming the Government, to fight and punish corruption and hold Ministers and Board Chairpersons accountable for their actions. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Put an end to the low morale now crippling the RBPF, by appointing officers at every level, as a matter of urgency. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Reduce the number of firearms in the hands of civilians and in communities by offering a six month gun amnesty and buy-back programme for legal and illegal firearms. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Work with the Church, community groups and Government agencies responsible for social services to reduce gun violence and support safe communities. Start the discussion!
Broken Getting Rid of Garbage (6 month promise) - Acquire a fleet of new collection trucks and reestablish frequent, reliable, scheduled garbage collection services for households and businesses. Start the discussion!
Not started Getting Rid of Garbage (6 month promise) - Eliminate the Tipping Fee for solid waste disposal which results in illegal dumping. Start the discussion!
Not started Getting Rid of Garbage (6 month promise) - Hold National Clean-Up and Beautification Campaigns which will include households, businesses, NGOs, and Government. Start the discussion!
Not started Public Transit (6 month promise) - Conduct an urgent repair programme to bring as many buses back into service as possible, while procuring an adequate number of new buses to make the transport system functional and viable. Start the discussion!
Not started Public Transit (6 month promise) - Convene a Mission Critical Team within our first month in office, to develop a plan to fix Barbados’ broken public transport system and restore efficient and reliable service to all parts of Barbados. Start the discussion!
Not started Public Transit (6 month promise) - Give PSV operators a seat on the Transport Authority in recognition of their role as important stakeholders in the provision of transportation to the public. Start the discussion!
Not started "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Put in place a programme to eliminate the 5,000 pit toilets still remaining across Barbados. The work in this programme will be carried out via contracts to small contractors and community-based businesses. Start the discussion!
Broken Sewage System (6 month promise) - find the points of blockage and leakage in the sewerage network leading to the outfall and urgently fix them. Start the discussion!
In progress Sewage System (6 month promise) - put in place a comprehensive sanitisation programme for the protection of the public and to mitigate the risks of nationals or tourists coming into contact with untreated sewage. Start the discussion!
In progress Sewage System (6 month promise) - put in place temporary solutions using proven methods and technologies, while preparing the permanent solution. Start the discussion!
Achieved Sewage System (6 month promise) - Take immediate proactive steps to avoid a similar catastrophic failure at the Bridgetown plant. Start the discussion!
In progress Sewage Systems (6 month promise) - Within our first week in office, we will convene a Mission Critical Team on the South Coast sewage crisis. We will utilise the best local and international expertise and knowledge available to thoroughly investigate the problem, identify resources and develop a plan for the long-term resolution of the problem. The Plan, which will be required to be delivered to Cabinet within four weeks, will include milestones for taking action. Progress will be monitored by Cabinet to ensure that the matter receives appropriate resources and attention. Start the discussion!
Not started Water System (6 month promise) - Establish a Revolving Fund managed by the BWA to assist householders in the purchase and installation of water tanks, to allow for greater resilience at the household level. Start the discussion!
Broken Water System (6 month promise) - Hurricane-proof all pumping stations and reservoirs by transitioning to renewable energy and back-up power. This will allow for continued service during emergencies when the main power is lost. It will also secure access to water. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Allow the use of medical marijuana. Start the discussion!
In progress (6 month promise) - Expand the Accident and Emergency Department of the QEH. Start the discussion!
Broken (6 month promise) - Extend the opening hours of the Randall Phillips (Oistins) and Warrens Polyclinics, providing X-ray and Ultrasound equipment, asthma bays and security services. Start the discussion!
Broken "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Give priority within the Government’s existing $400m budget to the purchase of goods and services from small businesses, those run by economically disadvantaged or community-owned groups and young people. Start the discussion!
Not started "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Raise the minimum wage from $6.25 per hour to $8.00 and extend it to all categories of workers across the economy. Start the discussion!
Not started Road Repairs (6 month promise) - Immediately procure funding and equipment to carry out a costed road repair and rebuilding programme. Start the discussion!
Not started Road Repairs (6 month promise) - Meet urgently with all relevant stakeholders to develop a comprehensive 10-year road rehabilitation and building action plan, undertaking to place our utilities underground, thereby ensuring greater resilience to disasters. The work on this action plan will start with Barbados’ most heavily trafficked roads. Start the discussion!
Not started Sugar (6 month promise) - Meet with all stakeholders to draw up a plan for the future viability of the industry and set milestones to ensure accountability for realising the plan. Start the discussion!
Broken Sugar (6 month promise) - Settle outstanding monies owing to sugar farmers and meet urgently with all relevant stakeholders to agree on the future of the industry. Start the discussion!
Not started Threats to Financial Services Sector (6 month promise) - Extend a foreign currency tax credit to Barbadian residents for all foreign exchange earned. Start the discussion!
Not started Threats to Financial Services Sector Enact a legislative framework by December 2018 that will remove Barbados from the lists of uncooperative jurisdictions and from facing sanctions from the OECD and EU. Start the discussion!
In progress (6 month promise) - Create a National “First Job” Programme for youth between 16 and 25 years old to gain a Government subsidised placement at a business in their field of interest. Start the discussion!
Not started (6 month promise) - Develop a National Apprenticeship Programme in which adults and professionals can help to guide young people. Start the discussion!
Not started "Arrears and Refunds" (6 month promise) - Appointing a dedicated team to sensitively work with individuals and companies toward settling the arrears owed to the Government. Start the discussion!
Not started "Arrears and Refunds" (6 month promise) - Assign a dedicated team to work with individuals and companies toward settling Government’s bills, by the payment of arrears or refunds of income tax, VAT, NIS, as well as sums outstanding to entities like UCAL, UWI, the sugar industry and others. Start the discussion!
Not started "Arrears and Refunds" (6 month promise) - Establish a structure for regular on-time payment of money owed by Government to citizens and corporations. When the system is established and functioning well, Government will be required to pay interest or penalties when payments are not made on time, in just the same way that citizens and companies are penalised with interest for making late payments to Government. Start the discussion!
In progress "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Establish a social safety net for families by ensuring a minimum household income. This will be accomplished by co-ordinating payments of the minimum wage, reverse tax credit, and welfare benefits, as well as by the use of other policies and instruments. We are determined that no Barbadian family should fall below this minimum. Start the discussion!
Not started "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Increase funeral grants by $500. Start the discussion!
In progress "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Pay the reverse tax credit of $1,300 for those earning less than $18,000. Start the discussion!
Achieved "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Provide a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to Civil Servants if negotiations on salaries and benefits are not completed with the Trades Unions within 3 months of being elected to Government. Start the discussion!
Achieved "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) Raise the non-contributory pension from $155 to $225 per week, payable every fortnight. We will maintain the relativity between contributory and non-contributory pensions. Start the discussion!
Not started "Helping People Live" (6 month promise) - Reduce the number of homes being foreclosed on, by working with the banks to establish a Troubled Mortgage Relief Programme. Start the discussion!
Not started Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Require and facilitate farmers and owners of large parcels of land to clean up their lands and clear drains and wells to allow freer water run-off during and after heavy rains. Start the discussion!
Not started Nature Disasters (6 month promise) - Work with the insurance industry to develop a publicly supported catastrophe and risk insurance product for chattel houses valued $125,000 and under. Start the discussion!
Broken Transparency (6 month promise) - Require politicians and key public officials to disclose their assets. Start the discussion!