Barbadians who are owed money by Government are being told by a ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) senator to wait for payment in silence. Referencing workers still to paid for services rendered during Barbados’ hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) back in August, Senator Reginald Hunte warned that there were consequences for those who opt to make a scene over the length of time Government was taking to pay them. Hunte argued that it was part and parcel of Barbadian culture to wait for what is owed and Barbadians should therefore not get bent out of shape if Government were also slow to pay. While the Government senator did not provide reasons for the delay in paying those who had worked during the regional festival, he suggested
that there was little point to getting angry if the state did not have the funds available for disbursement.