Mottley wants PM to address nation on crime

Days after Government discussed improving communication with the public, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has pleaded with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to address the nation and “act now” on a number of recent occurrences which she said were causing anxiety among the people.

“We, like many Barbadians, are truly dumfounded as to what it will take for the Prime Minister to speak and act,” she said in a short statement today, issued against a backdrop of mounting public concern about a recent escalation of gun-related crime – resulting in death in some instances – and also illegal firearms entering the island.

Stating that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was willing to help in whatever way it could “if the Government allows us”, Mottley said Barbadians wanted to know that they had a leadership that would protect them when they needed it most.

“How many more must die, how many more must be robbed, how many more must be at risk of losing their house or their businesses, how many more must lose their jobs or indeed work and not be paid?” asked Mottley.

The BLP leadeer said her call for Stuart to address Barbadians on these issues did not “mean speaking at George Street to the party faithful”.

“We mean addressing the citizens and residents of Barbados,” she made clear.

Pointing out that Stuart was head of the executive arm of Government, Mottley insisted that the country needed his intervention on issues of national concern. “It is called the executive arm because it is only they who occupy the executive – the Cabinet and public service – that can execute,” she said.

“For the sake of us all, Prime Minister, speak to your people and act urgently and now to protect Barbadians in this hour of anxiety and vulnerability,” pleaded Mottley.

12 Responses to Mottley wants PM to address nation on crime

  1. Mary Lou
    Mary Lou August 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

    i tell yuh these people does mek me LAUGH

  2. harry turnover August 28, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Exactly !..and then again address the Nation and say what ?..he just don’t know what to say and if says anything it would be in his usual bombastic ,confrontational political style as though the BLP is responsible for all the mayhem in this Country.
    The DLP treats all the crime and violence,all the trouble going on in this Country,the frustration among the people ,people waiting upwards of 2 years to get NIS benefits as another ploy by the Opposition to bring down the Government.

  3. seagul August 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Barbados is a wonderful country full of good people – but we have this one huge problem with a long-established culture of corruption and entitlement in politics and government service. International visitors to the Barbados Free Press are usually shocked when they learn that Barbados government officials are not prohibited from accepting gifts of any value—from land developers or companies that receive government contracts…. Freedom in the Caribbean is the freedom to be taken advantage of by government-supported plantation type hotels and big business, the freedom to be jobless and destitute, and un-represented by the corporate agents called politicians-Bees and Dees. Laws that are cobwebs for the rich and chains of steel for the poor. Our people are not stoopid so please have some self-respect and suggest some solutions.

  4. zeus August 28, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Mr Harper what did the BLP said a about crime and violence when Mr Thompson placed it as a national issue some years ago ….the mia mottley fan club would try not to remember those times…..some years ago a policeman arrested a man in bush hall yard gap for drugs that said officer was transferred right after that arrest ….enough said

    • harry turnover August 28, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      ……and a couple of years ago the RBPF started proceedings to expose and charge a big up and his buddy,and a big up Police was also transferred…..enough said too.
      You must refrain from starting sentences and not finishing them in future.

  5. carson c cadogan August 28, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I would like Mia to address the Nation on whether or not she has a LAW CERTIFICATE?

    • Michael August 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      C C Cadogan: You are a dye in the wool supported of the government if ever there were such a thing.You are willing to go down with the sinking ship. The issue is on the crime spree that is gripping the island;not about someone’s qualification to practise law. Enough with the obfuscation. Acknowledge “the elephant in the room”. Do you have to be a victim to before realizing this?

  6. zeus August 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Bajan boy can you please give me an example of her experience to show that she would be able to govern plus what make you believe she is extremely intelligent ……

    • harry turnover August 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      The PM didn’t have any experience governing neither did Sandie……Barrow didn’t have any experience governing neither did Tom or OSA,yet their respective members thought that they were intelligent or extremely enough to be lead by them.
      One cannot have EXPERIENCE if one is doing something for the first time….so wha CHUPIDNESS you telling me ??

  7. Alex Alleyne August 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

    The blame game continues. It is so easy to pass the buck .

  8. carson c cadogan August 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Can anyone tell me if practicing LAW without a LAW CERTIFICATE is a crime?

  9. harry turnover August 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me where GODS UNIVERSITY is ??


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