Straughn defends size of Cabinet

A Government Minister says the performance of the Mia Amor Mottley administration over the last two years has justified her decision to put together a 26-member Cabinet along with several consultants when she took the reins of power.

Mottley continues to face criticisms for the size of the Cabinet that some argue is a strain on public coffers during very lean times for Barbados.

Late last month, retired University of the West Indies economics lecturer, Professor Michael Howard, called for Mottley to trim it in the wake of stalled economic activities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn has argued that the public needs to pay less attention to the numbers and focus more on the deliverables.


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