We listened intently to the 2017–18 budget presentation in Parliament by the Finance Minister Colm Imbert but it sounded like we had heard similar speeches for years with very little implementation. It boiled down to the same old, same old, bringing more hardship to the low and middle classes, with transportation, grocery, pharmacy and bank fees likely to increase. All in all, the presentation left many of us still wanting.
That’s all for the budget for now. In this piece I want to deal with how seniors are treated in this country – without any respect and dignity concomitant with their status in the society and the role they might have played in its development.