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Stuart dismisses no-confidence motion

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has dismissed plans by the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to file a motion of no confidence in the Government.

BLP leader Mia Mottley announced the party’s intention on Friday, saying the country was lurching from crisis to crisis, and pointed to the latest Moody’s downgrade of the island, the Cahill waste-to-energy controversy, recent industrial action and ongoing environmental problems at some Government-run schools.

But addressing the monthly meeting of the St Michael South Branch of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the Bay Primary School tonight, Stuart said he was not unnerved by “all of the noise” about the no-confidence motion.

“This is the third no-confidence motion that is being brought by the Leader of the Opposition since the DLP came into office. The first was brought against the late David Thompson, one was brought against Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and this is the third one now,” he said.

Stuart charged that the motion of no confidence has more to do with Mottley’s fear of the outcome of the BLP’s elections for a new executive of the party in October, and nothing to do with his Government’s performance.

“There is a corps of people in the parliamentary group of the BLP committed to having Mottley removed as leader. Now that is not any secret, that is very well known. They do not hide their mouths and as a result of that, the people who advise her, have decided that the best way to deal with that threat is to try and get rid of all the people in the parliamentary group who do not support her. The strategy is this:

“They have reasoned that if they bring a no confidence motion, even though you do not support her because it is a parliamentary debate that would have been inspired by the opposition, even those persons who do not support her would be forced to line up behind her and vote on the no-confidence motion,” Stuart added.

50 Responses to Stuart dismisses no-confidence motion

  1. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes April 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Cheeee the man is a boss lol

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Mottley is a complete nut case when she thinks that she is so smart that no one can see through her smoke screen. However, Stuart is equally nutty, when he think that just because Mottley’s ploy might be as he indicated, it could turn out to be the killing of two birds with one stone, with him and his administration getting the biggest rock of all.

  2. Sherlock Holmes. April 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Mia girl, tick tock tick tock,i hope this ain’t true.

  3. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore April 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Stuart dismisses reports from the rating agencies, Stuart dismisses calls to speak to Barbadians on issues affecting them, Stuart dismisses calls to discipline his ministers, Stuart dismisses every voice that speaks against his govt, Stuart dismisses every good piece of advice his admin is given, Stuart dismisses the call from the private sector to arrest the economic decline, Stuart dismisses the Parliamentary Opposition when pertinent questions are asked inside or outside of Parliament. Ladies & gentlemen, we have a dismissive PM. Alas, we will have an opportunity within the next two years to dismiss you & your sordid bunch. As for Miss Mottley, the job of this DLP is to paint a picture of a BLP divided with a leader rejected as the only realistic hope of winning the next poll. If i can borrow two words from a popular movie, “good luck”.

    • Daniel Red Man Clarke
      Daniel Red Man Clarke April 11, 2016 at 5:37 am

      This just about sums it up 100% . These ministers need to be held accountable for their non performance. You ask us as a nation to hold strain and pull our weight more while you don’t lead by example .

    • Cheryl A Rollins
      Cheryl A Rollins April 11, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Nothing to add here. Go to the front of the class.

    • Basil Graham April 11, 2016 at 7:20 am

      WELL SAID!!!!

      • Basil Graham April 11, 2016 at 7:22 am

        WELL SAID!!!! Arthur Collymore

    • Sue Donym April 11, 2016 at 7:40 am

      @Arthur Collymore, A+ for this comment

    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley April 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

      You have echoed the sentiments of 62% of Barbadians todate, I am confident that within the next 21 months that number would have grown to 82%. This DLP government is a useless incompetent, deceptive, lying bunch!

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne April 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

      May I add to your comment, Arthur? Freundel Stuart will soon be dismissed by John Public to the fullest.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne April 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Beverley Headley You mean Deceptive Lying Punks.

  4. andy April 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    pm always something to back up something lolol when this country down lol

  5. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown April 11, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Arthur Collymore say that one more time!!

  6. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith April 11, 2016 at 1:43 am

    If you look carefully ” advisors ” you see that in this article, the politician isn’t the ones calling the shots. ” They have reasoned that if they bring a no confidence motion, even though you do not support her because it is a parliamentary debate that would have been inspired by the opposition, even those persons who do not support her would be forced to line up behind her and vote on the no-confidence motion,” Stuart added.”
    I mentioned earlier this week that Mia was under threat from seniors members of the party. That’s why she got rid of Dr. Maria Agard because she didn’t voted for her.

    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley April 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Even if you are correct, we don’t want this DLP poison no more! So time will tell.

    • Lawrence Griffith
      Lawrence Griffith April 11, 2016 at 8:33 am

      That mean you are willing to elect the lesser of two evils. It’s best standing home and chilling with family and friends because both are going to continue the same policy.

    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley April 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

      If I do that my dear, it opens the door for the DLP and there is no way under the sun that I will allow that, as long as I have good health and strength. The DEMS must go!!

    • Lawrence Griffith
      Lawrence Griffith April 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Okay, but remember your vote doesn’t count..

    • Sean R Gittens
      Sean R Gittens April 11, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Wait I thought every vote counts!!! Hmmmm

    • Beverley Headley
      Beverley Headley April 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

      You are just too funny Lawrence Griffith. I reserve all other comments to you until after Feb 2018.

    • Lawrence Griffith
      Lawrence Griffith April 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Nope, the politicians are gate keepers and doesn’t call the shots. They give people the illusion that you are represented by voting and have choice. But that’s to make the process looks democratic. Does politicians do anything they promised? Doesn’t matter who you vote for not much changes. If you have a friend lying to you all the time would you still keep him as a friend? The answer is probably NO if you have common sense. So why keep believing in politicians that doesn’t keep their promises? For me thats the logical choice .

  7. jrsmith April 11, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Is it that Barbados decade after decade, is going to be blessed by the same , rum corned beef and biscuits brigade politicians, when are we going to learn , this Priminister treat bajans with so much contempt and he was just a second choice. and he still is a second choice to most the upper end of the scale…

    That’s why the 1% of bajans who have the money and not the wealth never gets involve with politics in Barbados, but still control the Island…We have a government in Barbados who has gotten in the way of progress, they have brought our island down to its knees, our island is very, very no productive by a top heavy overloaded Political infrastructure, who is stumbling from day to day, try this ,try that..see what works , but nothing does…

  8. BaJan boy April 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

    The people will dismiss Stuart soon to to worry. Isn’t it ironic that Stuart knows who won’t support Mottley but does not know that Stephen Lashley,David Estwick, James Paul, Ronald Jones, John Boyse nor Michael Lashley don’t even care for him as a human being. These men are the ones who cannot even call Stuart. They have to text him and wait for a call from his secretary when he gets around to them.
    Stuart thinks he is the biggest political analyst in the world that is exactly why he has turned away from the people with water problems in the north. Look at the constituencies affected and you will see that now of them will affect Sturat if he lost them in an election.
    He speaks at Barbadians only from the DLP branch meetings and has not had the common decency to have not one address to this country on none of the many things that have affected it. He is a total disrespectful disgrace …

  9. seagul April 11, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Dr. Maria Agard should be shown full respect ….Deeper Soul.
    ty–ajani. For the people, of the people, by the people.

  10. Sam Pillie April 11, 2016 at 6:30 am

    What a BUMBASKET-PUNK! He knows everything except how to bring Barbados out of the it’s economic short fall. Can’t wait till election time.

    • Donild Trimp April 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Who the hell are you SAM PILLIE?

      You may not agree with the Prime Minister’s politics, but to refer to him as a “BUMBASKET-PUNK” is very disrespectful.

      I would hazard a guess that you are a foreigner and if I am correct, your ilk is not needed in Barbados.

  11. Sherlock Holmes. April 11, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Bajan boy i really think that you are the one who is very disrespectful,you better temper your words,you are treading on very serious grounds but then again it is persons like you who believe that you can say almost anything in these forums with impunity, my advice to you is to respect the offices that persons hold and watch your words it is okay to be an ardent supporter but respect is due.

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 11, 2016 at 7:48 am

      And why not? Does the Prime Minister show the same respect to those who elected him to office? Do you not think that the people of Barbados deserve to know why Cahill was made a secret deal? Do you not think that it is disrespectful to the policy holders and people of Barbados that a Prime Minister could call a controversial figure friend, and allow him to put his millions in the central bank when the average bajan could not even do the same. Do you not think it is disrespectful when the Prime Minister find it convenient to speak to the people of Barbados through party branch meetings? Do you not think it is disrespectful for the Prime Minister to tell the people of Barbados that the Michael Carrington issue only needed a lawyer and so his matter was not serious enough to remove him from the chair? Do you not think it is disrespectful when you tell Barbadians one thing and end up doing something else different. Do you not think it is disrespectful when his finance minister lied and he sat by quietly and did nothing. Do you not think it is disrespectful that most of what the Prime Minister says, sound like he is in a confrontation with the Barbadian people.Do you not think it is disrespectful that a Prime Minister can find all the rhetoric to support 7 million dollars and climbing, for his Independence day celebrations, but nothing but excuses for the reasons why new trucks for sanitation service authority cannot be purchased because they say they are too expensive. Do you not see it as disrespectful that in spite of the financial issues Barbados face, these ministers still believe it is the right of prestige and position to ride first class still on overseas trips. Do you not think that it is right for Prime Minister to address the findings of a forensic report by stating he has a list of all of those who bought in a real estate sweet deal without once addressing the 3.3 million dollar ‘ accounting abnormality, but felt it wise to threaten others with words that he got a list? Do you not think that if respect is given you will get some in return? Therefore, show me where this Prime Minister is deserving of respect that the Barbadian people have all sorts of names to call him?

  12. Basil Graham April 11, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Sherlock Holmes I think that you are an intelligent person, you are one of the people in this forum whose comments I agree with majority of the time, but the problem with this country is that we are too afraid of the status quo, we the people are sick and tired of this political nonsense about the office a person holds, the time has come when we don’t care about what office is being held but instead we care about what the office holder is doing for this country and this goes for both sides of the political fence, the status quo needs to be challenged.

  13. Sue Donym April 11, 2016 at 7:24 am

    There are some observant people in the heart of Barbados committed to having Stuart removed as leader. This is widely known. Some hide their mouths because their advisors have warned them of victimisation. The people have decided – the way they will be rid of this disaster is to dismiss the parliamentary seat warmers who do not support Barbados’ best interests. The strategy is simple: when elections are called, the voters will line up and those who have failed the people will be catspraddled in the no-confidence movement that really matters!

  14. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace April 11, 2016 at 7:48 am

    how come Stuart knows who don’t support mottley and he don’t know that bajans not supporting his goverment anymore.

  15. harry turnover April 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Mia…what is a no confidence motion going to prove when you already know that NO DLP REPRESENTATIVE WILL EVER VOTE AGAINST THE DEMS ?
    You say that you are looking for it to be debated…to prove what ??
    Mia ..ya wasting ya time…just count down the days until the next election because dem counting down them too because they can’t wait to get out as every other person knows that they don’t have a clue about how to get Bdos out of the mess that they have created.

  16. Tony Webster April 11, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Lord, how did we arrive at this dastardly destination…right here at the Stony Gully Hilton? Divided, sundered, rudderless and paddle-less; many also clue-less…yet still, craftsmen of our fate, firm guardians? Indeed, very firm…as we very firmly and mutually clutch each others’ throats. What cursed altar have we been worshipping at?

    Wuhloss, Lord…hast thou not been reading my e-mails, or hearing my oft prayers, for ” those in whom we have reposed our trust to govern”?

    Lord, hear our prayers. Please Lord.

  17. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson April 11, 2016 at 8:54 am

    This is all this this PM does dismiss things

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne April 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

      He’ll soon be dismissed by John Public to the fullest.

  18. Victor Franklin April 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

    We all know that parliamentary majority lies with the DLP. However, it would have been impossible for any member to deal with issues unless it is on the order paper for that day and other members would not be able to expound on such issues. Whilst bringing a No Confidence Motion once accepted, all members will be able to speak within a time frame and deal with issues. Probably, that might be the motive the opposition leader is going and not trying to get the majority of NCM votes.

  19. Gigi April 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Anyone thought of a third political party?

  20. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar April 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

    instead of bringing a no confident vote why not let the barbados public know what plans you and your party have in store to bring the economy back what are you going to do about unemployment .high cost of living and the large amount of taxes that we are paying now i am yet to hear these address or are you going to keep all the dlp doing now

  21. Sherlock Holmes. April 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Thanks Basil but when we throw things like respect through the window where are we heading? I do not agree with everything that this Government does and when i feel that nonsense is being done i speak on it.I might be from the old school but i am very careful in these forums to accord the necessary respect when it is due some people go way to far in trying to make their points and i have seen expletives used here in this forum to make points concerning the Prime Minister and that is wrong maybe it can be overlooked in the rum shop forums but here is another matter so we will agree to disagree.

  22. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne April 11, 2016 at 11:48 am

    The absolute worst prime minister on this land we call home.

  23. David April 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    As a member and supporter of the Democratic labour party,it is hurtful and sad what the DLP has come to the type of leadership exhibited by our Prime Minister.
    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart acts like a self-appointed Prime Minister who is not answerable to anyone.We in Barbados never had a leader who was as insulting,insensitive,callous and who has a an attitude similar to someone who does not give a damn.
    Eventhough this No Confidence is more than likely to fail,I am supportive of it because the time has long passed for critical issues affecting this country to be dealt with by this incompetent we have unfortunately have as a prime Minister.
    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes he is teaching a philosophy class always couching hislanguage in philosophy clap trap nonsense.I am sick of him.

  24. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali April 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    As do the people have the right

  25. recoanthony April 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Nice Arthur, but whose fault it is the frundel dismisses everything? answer: cause he know the people living here don’t protest nothing, the only time they can come together is on koodooment day in the thousands ta wukup an get on in the most imoral way as seen some photos from last year.

    Tell me who got rid of Thacksin Chinawatra & his sister yinluck from power in Thailand, Viktor Anakovich in Ukraine, DE BERLIN WALL came crashing, Arab spring, and most recently in Iceland PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson all of these de electorate got rid of.

    You know when we will get up is when de country flat out on its stomach.. God help us

  26. Sherlock Holmes. April 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    David if only i could believe you this is a lame attempt to convince your self and only you by the way, that you will resort to saying something to the effect that you are a member and supporter of the Democratic Labor Party and expect sensible people to believe you? The post by you is laced with personal venom towards the Prime Minister,which is a clear give away that you are stating a falsehood about your party loyalties.Even if you want to reason that the only person you have a problem with is the PM you still are not convincing, this is a lame attempt to create the impression that you being a supporter is so fed up,you should have started by saying i am a BEE that is hurt by what the DLP is doing, nice try David.

  27. Donna Harewood April 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    You are certainly no Sherlock Holmes! I have voted DLP for thirty-four years. My first vote was for Harold Blackman in the name of Errol Barrow and I too am very disappointed in the dismissive attitude of the prime minister and others in his camp. You are a very limited person if you cannot understand how someone can be a long time supporter and yet be disappointed in the outcome of his/her support. Right now I am dreading the thought of having to put my X on the BLP side but judging from what I see going on here, unless there is a great change in attitude I will have to do so just to make my point. How much difference the BLP will make is left to be seen but I am not optimistic that things will change unless we the people stand up and say NO MORE with something other than our X.

  28. Sherlock Holmes. April 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Donna we are all free in our choices and discussions,i vote for some one whom i have never seen but hope to see one day,faith in mankind is futile,but i call a spade a spade.

  29. Donna Harewood April 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I too have long voted for that someone whom I have not seen. But in the meantime I vote for the lesser of the evils presented to me.


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