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Dems did good, says husbands

All Barbadians have to do is observe what is happening in neighbouring Caribbean islands and they will realise the good job their Democratic Labour Party Government has done.

DLP St. James North candidate Harry Husbands, who called the current general elections campaign “probably the most significant in the history of modern Barbados”, said this, not the Barbados Labour Party version, was the reality.

“Barbados has been able to weather this storm under the leadership of (Prime Minister) Freundel Stuart and the Democratic Labour Party like no other country in the region, like no other country in the world,” he told constituents attending a Belleplaine meeting in support of St.

Andrew candidate Irene Sandiford-Garner.

“Yes we have our difficulties, we have never hidden from the people of Barbados what the challenges are… It is clear that we have challenges like other places, but an election is occurring in Barbados at a time when Barbados, with all the challenges like other people, is one of the most stable countries in the region and in the entire world.

“I don’t want to look at the misfortune of our other Caribbean neighbours and point out all the problems and challenges that they face, but I think we should spare a moment to look at what is going on around us and put that in the context of what is going on in Barbados…

“Jamaica is on the verge of being gobbled up by the International Monetary Fund, they have been in that position for the last 40 years,” he added.

He also pointed to Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada as a few of the other countries facing difficulties.

“But amidst this crisis here in Barbados and despite whatever the Opposition … may say, Barbados remains stable, even amongst the challenges that we experience. The social services continue to function, the QEH and the various polyclinics around the country,” he said.

“Even in this difficult period when major countries around the world have been brought to their knees we continue to enjoy a fairly … good standard of living in Barbados,” Husbands noted.

He told St. Andrew residents they should give Government a chance to continue the good job it was doing, including voting for Sandiford-Garner.

“We have worked in the Senate over the last four years or so and everybody knows that Irene is dedicated, committed, not only to the Democratic Labour Party, not only committed and dedicated to the people of St. Andrew, but most of all to the entire people of Barbados. She is forthright, she speaks her mind…,” he said.

“Barbados needs her now more than ever, Irene is the type of person that we need in the House of Assembly that we need representing Barbados overseas.” (SC)

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