Politicians cautioned

politicians cautioned

Put country above party.

That message was sounded yesterday afternoon by Archbishop of the West Indies, Reverend Dr John Holder to parliamentarians.

Speaking at a church service held to mark the 375th anniversary of Parliament at the St Mary’s Anglican Church, Dr Holder said elected representatives should focus on what is best for the country rather than the next general elections.

Dr Holder, who is also Bishop of Barbados, also warned them of the danger of isolating the electorate.

In addition, he said that despite perceived limitations of the parliamentary system, Barbadians must make it work.

The church service was attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, other parliamentarians and diplomats.

One Response to Politicians cautioned

  1. Olutoye Walrond June 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Bishop Holder, You have a duty to speak out, but don’t hold your breath waiting for politicians to put country above party. It will never happen – not in this millennium nor the next.

    Incidentally there really is no such post under the constitution of Barbados as Bishop of Barbados. The Anglican Church which used to be the state church was dis-established in 1969 by the late
    E.W Barrow.


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