Diplomat criticises EU for blacklisting Barbados – Barbados Today


Honorary Consul for Belize in Barbados Ambassador John Beale has described the European Union’s (EU) decision to put Barbados on its so-called blacklist this year as “unfair” and nothing but “sheer nonsense”.At the same time, he said Bridgetown should take some of the blame for ending up on the unfavourable EU list.“We have ourselves to blame too, because we were specifically told to do ten things and we did seven. Cayman did all ten and they didn’t get blacklisted. I have to assume that somebody in some Ministry might have figured that seven out of ten is a passing grade. It is not good enough. But it happens time and time again with things related to us being classified as being blacklisted,” said Beale.
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