Opposition to bring a motion of no confidence against Government
The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says it will file a motion of no confidence against the Freundel Stuart Government early next week.
BLP leader Mia Mottley charged today that the country was lurching from crisis to crisis, as she pointed to the latest Moody’s downgrade of the island, the Cahill waste-to-energy controversy, recent industrial strikes and ongoing environmental problems at some Government-run schools.
Mottley, who was joined by several of her parliamentary colleagues for a hastily-called press conference a short while ago, said Barbados seems to be “adrift” while Government remains “mum, silent and comatosed”.
The last motion of no confidence filed by Mottley back in 2013 was defeated, as all Government MPs present voted ‘No’ and all Opposition MPs voted ‘Yes’.
However, Mottley said the decision to bring another motion of no confidence motion in the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration was not simply about winning a vote. She was insistent today that the current issues needed to be highlighted, as well as addressed.
Government currently commands 16 of the 30 seats in the House of Assembly, with the BLP assured of the support of 12 MPs, following its dismissal of Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard last November, and the decision by former Prime Minister Own Arthur, who is the current representative for St Peter, to quit the party back in July, 2014.