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Standing up to IMF

While thinking of Antigua I remembered another story of Papa Bird which may be of interest in Grenada.

One day the World Bank or the IMF told the Antigua Government to cut the Civil Service and Papa Bird, as his custom was to cut all the Cable channels to make sure everyone watched him.

He said: “What am I going to do with the Civil Servants? Send them home to eat grass?” And he did not reduce them.

I thought of that often, as Barbados did cut theirs but I admire his standing up to them.

Careful Citizen