banks and service providers that make a special effort to treat the elderly in a way they deserve.
That means being patient and kind, recognising that some of them will need more help as well as time to process and understand perhaps sometimes the most simple of things.
That said, every customer deserves proper treatment but, I believe the elderly demand even more respect.
So, when I read of the plight of pensioner Llewellyn Johnson on Sunday, of course, my heart went out to him.
Here it is that this 82-year-old realised that he may not be benefiting from his life savings of
What about all the other pensioners who will be hit like the rest of us with high user fees at the banks?
What will happen to the elderly, some of whom can least afford it, who will be subjected to the increased rates on utilities?
While I understand the importance of Government trying to reprofile its debt, we must still make sure that vulnerable groups do not fall through the cracks.
Admittedly, it would have been difficult to know ahead the exact number of pensioners who would have been affected by the new measures, but here is the chance to know how many will be disadvantaged and do something about it.
We heard you, Prime Minister, when you gave the assurance to pensioners that you have their back in this instance with the debt restructuring. You also promised that the vulnerable would be specially dealt with in cases of increased taxes.
Be assured that we will be following up to make sure this promise is kept.
The elderly are far too important to not ensure they are treated well and properly looked after by us as individuals and by the state.
BERT (the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme) must be kind to the seniors who should be enjoying their twilight years.