We are one
There is no two ways about it, the Democratic Labour Party is united.
It will be team DLP all the way.
“We don’t have to demonstrate to Barbados we are a united party, that we’re united candidates. This a part of Team DLP and this is all part of roll out so you don’t have to force people into a bus. All 30 of our candidates will pay their deposits into the Treasury… This is real, this is natural! You will see the patterning and the forcing together of people, we don’t have to do that, this is spontaneous,” said Ronald Jones today after several candidates paid their $250 deposits to the Treasury.
The incumbent for Christ Church East Central also told the media that BLP candidates Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, Cynthia Forde, Ronald Toppin, Dale Marshall, George Payne whom he described as the “odd man in that group” were forced together and were in fact “playing their games”.
“Barbados needs to understand that games are for the wide open fields and not for serious business as representing them, making sure that the governance system and the governance model works for them, that democracy means that people can talk, they will have disagreements but they won’t fight, they don’t tear down each other.
“This is a united force. This is a united party we have discussions we must have, but at the end of the day we take decisions that are within the interest of the people. Our main motto is that it is people who matter not power. It’s people who matter and in Barbados that has long been the philosophy of the Democratic Labour Party — that it is those that we see to represent that matter, it’s to those that we must give time, it is those that we must give our interest and it’s to those that we must give our service,” he said.
He described the party’s five female candidates as hard workers who “just didn’t now come, they have been working in the community and in all aspects of life …”.
Jones also said that he did not have any problem with a woman leading the Democratic Labour Party and neither did his colleagues. (DS)