Different opinions not welcomed by Govt

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is accusing Government of going after those who take issue with their policies.

Mottley was speaking to the media at Warrens, St Michael yesterday, moments after police stopped a convoy of waste haulers and movers heading into Bridgetown in a bid to heighten protests against the $25 tipping fee.

Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley opted to leave Parliament and make the journey to Warrens, St Michael, where she met with the protestors, who were assembled just outside the Office of the Minister of the Environment Dr Denis Lowe.
Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley, yesterday opted to leave Parliament and make the journey to Warrens, St Michael, where she met with the protesting haulers.

“This Government has now developed a pattern that if you differ with me, we will curse you, as the Prime Minister did with Sir Hilary Beckles for having a different opinion in relation to the question of [university] fees.

“If you have people criticizing the Government, they will prosecute you as they have done with Reverend Charles Morris in relation to comments made against this Government and as they have threatened to do with Professor George Belle or if you want to express yourself in a peaceful way which all civilized societies allow, then they seek to intimidate you,” she said.

Mottley made these comments after the haulers were stopped by police in the Station Hill area where they were asked to present their licence and insurance documents. She said this action was intended to have an intimidating consequence.

“This is not the Barbadian way and these actions reflect a level of contempt, a level of callousness and a lack of care for ordinary people and circumstances which they are facing,” Mottley said.

8 Responses to Different opinions not welcomed by Govt

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    The World is watching. So wanna don’t worry, because all Freundel is doing is making himself and colleagues look incapable of carrying out their duties. He get real vex, when constructive criticism is given,he flaring up he nostrils, waving, pointing and crowing real hard. The time he spent having lavish dinners at hotels for tourist and travelling to no way products conferences, the resources could of been used to pay some of the Tax returns refund, Unemployment & Maternity Benefit. Stand Firm Lads!

  2. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott May 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    These are dark days and dark nights for democracy in Barbados. When you have a Government that does not believe in freedom of speech what follows. This is only the beginning of what the future holds. A Government that has forgotten how and who put them there is a Government that has turned it’s back on the people. Power at all cost! The political landscape will never be the same again.

  3. Bobo May 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    People of Barbados — it took one ”serpent” to create sin to destroyed this wonderful universe —how many Psychopath we have in Bimshire .

  4. Wayne Dread
    Wayne Dread May 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    You can lead a horse to the water, that also applies to an ass… truth is the opposition is being just that, opposition, how could a hopeful future leader, endorse an illegal action by any group just to score points. They talked and agreed to a time frame for a resolve, they agreed in good faith to a verbal contract and proceeded not to honour such…

  5. Philip Chudley
    Philip Chudley May 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I believe this to be true. I have a good friend in Barbados who is suffering (along with his family members) because he does not share the views of the current Government. Shameful!

  6. Kimberly Turton
    Kimberly Turton May 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Keep going men !!! Im for it full 100% because it will fall on ALL of us cause if the men used to charge $150 to move stuff after you clear a spot you will now pay $200 for the men to make a living !!!

  7. dave May 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Everytime Officials travel Overseas , they are paid a per diem that is very significant so the more travels , the more money coming or going in their pockets so you will observe that they will travel Often !!!


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