DLP dismisses ‘white march’

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) said it would get on with the business of the country while the Opposition Barbados Labour Party  (BLP) marched through the streets in protest.

The BLP contended that the Freundel Stuart administration had mishandled the country’s affairs and that Barbadians had been worse off as a result.

It said today’s protest action was a “walk for justice” to send a clear message to Government that Barbadians had had enough.

However, DLP Senator Jepter Ince dismissed the Opposition’s argument, insisting that the administration had done a good job.

Speaking in the courtyard of Parliament yesterday as Barbadians began trekking to the assembly point in The City for the “white march”, Ince told Barbados TODAY while the Mia Mottley-led BLP had a right to walk, Government had a mandate to manage the country.

“We came to the people of Barbados and we stated categorically that we want to manage a country that is environmentally sound, socially balanced, economically viable [and] characterized by good governance; and that is what we are demonstrating to the people of Barbados under the astute leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister Freundel Stuart,” he said.

Clearly at variance with the DLP senator, Opposition Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde accused the Stuart-led administration of poor governance.

“Too many Barbadians are hurting. We have had such poor governance by this Democratic Labour Party administration in a number of areas but particularly when it comes to unemployment and the cutting of budgets in health and education and the dislocation of Barbadians,” Forde told Barbados TODAY.

Cynthia Forde
Cynthia Forde

She also contended that the many taxes imposed by the administration had made it difficult for Barbadians to make ends meet.

“Barbadians have been taxed to the maximum as a result of the high cost of living that this Government does not intend to treat to. And to top it off for them to ask for the ten per cent increase I think that that really is the worst scenario for Barbadians,” she stressed.

Hundreds of Barbadians joined the march from Heroes Square, The City, to Browne’s Beach, a stone’s throw away from the Office of the Prime Minister on Upper Bay Street, where the regular Cabinet meeting was under way.

fernellawedderburn@barbadostoday.bb

29 Responses to DLP dismisses ‘white march’

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 20, 2016 at 3:48 am

    DLP dismisses ‘white march’ just like the ‘PROMISES’ made to the citizens.

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  2. Daniel Red Man Clarke
    Daniel Red Man Clarke May 20, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Just like your bunch will be dismissed next election never to be seen again. Only way ppl will have any faith in the DLP again is when a whole new set of ppl come whose focus is on Barbados not themselves only. The amount of lies n broken promises ain’t no joke. I agree with Joan about sweetness coming. 2017 budget going got in sweetbreads sweetdrinks sweet cakes and even plain sweeties. Can’t speak for all but I know d wool can’t pull over my eyes. You do it once . I let it happen again I would be a real fool.

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    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore May 20, 2016 at 6:29 am

      Not to worry this time around my friend. The electorate have big plans for this DLP in 2018. Drink, smoke, eat, sleep, sit & sh.t DEM out.

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      • Ras May 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm

        Those were the same plans last election and 2008 election, anything new.

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    • Penny-Ann Waithe
      Penny-Ann Waithe May 20, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Murrrddderrrrrr Arthur Collymore yuh got me here catching cramps man….lol hahhahahha

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    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore May 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Penny-Ann Waithe Behave ya self.

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    • miche May 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Daniel Redman Clarke .You said,and I quote “when a whole new set of ppl come whose focus is on Barbados not themselves only”;That means,by your own admonition,that some new party is going to be running this country, for if you want to talk selfish,just listen to the opposition leader,,,she could as well jain the rasta movement,,I dis ,and I Dat, everything is about her,just listen as she addressed the small gathering yesterday

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  3. Daniel Red Man Clarke
    Daniel Red Man Clarke May 20, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Never have I seen such a greedy self centered set of mp’s. But you really put your foot in your mouth this time. After 10 months you can remove your salary cut. A cut that was taken cause “things tight” . Would this be an indication then that things looking up if you remove the cut? Yet the mof said just 2 weeks ago that a cash flow problem was what was affecting the payment of tax, vat returns etc. So the only ppl the cash flow dont effect is you then ? God don’t like ugly n u will pay for your ugliness come 2018. If you get back your full salary every single government worker (n pensioners too) should get an increase. An increase you said could not previously come cause of our financial plight. You done holding strain after just 10 months well we done holding strain for the last 7 years with no increase. You start it not us .

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  4. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall May 20, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Mr squeaky the no confidence motion and the walk have your party in trouble, your canvassers in the radio program could not deter the people , some citizens are suffering, the elderly cannot go in the supermarket without having to put back grocery. You and your taxmore group are too pompous,
    .

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    • Ras May 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      The poor will always be poor and the rich will always get richer, the elderly will always have to put back grocery as they pension will never afford them luxury or a Land Rover, so what’s your point. I was working for $6500 per month and had to put back things, so what you think the elderly getting $185 per week will do. Come on Sheldine you have secondary education, I just came back from USA and see people suffering, I went Guyana and see people suffering, I went Jamaica and see people suffering, I see people in Greece suffering but you know what I have never seen one Politician suffering. The no confidence motion was a failure the march was to whip up support to legalize things for you and a few others.

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  5. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins May 20, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Don’t dismiss the polls.

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  6. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore May 20, 2016 at 6:35 am

    The time is fast approaching when we will have an opportunity to dismiss both him & DEM.

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    • miche May 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Don’t hold your breath.

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    • Ras May 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      The BLP was in power for 14 years with an economic guru at the helm, in a time of plenty and get vote out, the DLP get vote in, the time will come when they will be voted out and BLP voted back in and then get vote out again, it’s called Democracy just in case you don’t know, or people’s power where you vote in who you want when you want. but yard fowls and lazy people would like they party to be in power all the time. But not bout here

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  7. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne May 20, 2016 at 6:38 am

    That serves you Dems right for not delivering the goods. Just living like fatted calves. Soon your reign will come to an end.

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  8. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Jepter Ince Take That Lol

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  9. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner May 20, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Don’t care for either of these two political parties period but DLP seriously think they can win another term running Barbados come next election.

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    • Sonia Bragg
      Sonia Bragg May 20, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Well the people elected them to lead a second time so why wouldn’t they believe it could happen again. Give some of these same people who are crying them down now “an ipad and a job that they won’t have for long” just before elections and see what happens.

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  10. Green Giant May 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

    We must and I repeat “MUST” always pay attention to the words of political stalwarts like Cynthia Forde. These stalwarts have been well schooled in the ideology of the party. These are the elders of the party who mentors and indoctrinates the young intelligent minds joining. Listen carefully to the words of the B L P from Elder Cynthia. Cynthia Forde, born, schooled, raised and well indoctrinated in the party strongest riding St. Thomas. The many taxes have made it difficult for barbadians to “MAKE ENDS MEET”.

    This is exactly what happened during the decade plus governance of the B L P, all barbadians were able to do was “MAKE ENDS MEET”.

    There was plenty about, but once the man in the street could ” MAKE ENDS MEET” all was well in this country.

    Not that this administration is making life any better, but by their words, ” ITS THE BEST THEY CAN DO”.

    The decision for us is, do we want a government that does their very best, or do we want want one who’s focus has always been and always will be to just let the masses, ” MAKE ENDS MEET”.

    A strong message must be sent to the B L P that while we the people would like changes to be made to our standard of life and opportunities in this country. They must bring more for barbadians than for us to “MAKE ENDS MEET”. This is the 21st century politicians.

    “Ohhhhhhhhhhhh but a tangled web you weave all in your effort
    to deceive”. We are indeed in very dark and lonely political days.

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  11. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay May 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

    it is the opposition,the dlp has voters also,[ motion and walk was folly,mind are made up before,de people still in,them dont care bout any motion or march,i would like some blp people speak for them self,the dlp got people,and lots of people like me dont like none ah wunna.

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  12. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne May 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Worst stewards of the country yet… Heaven help Barbados…

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  13. seagul May 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    These operatives with their ‘Sirs’–this is the party to reject….

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  14. Sherlock Holmes. May 21, 2016 at 9:20 am

    The march said it all. it has shown that the BLP is not being taken as seriously as they thought,it will be now a case of what went wrong,already the supporters were on air ranting and raving and trying to dispute the numbers given in the march,my guess is the puppets in the unions will be gearing up to exert their perceived power,the march was basically a flop it was expected that with all the hype leading up to it that thousands would have turned out even the unprecedented stance of the private sector who strangely issued the directive that their workers could have attended without fear of reprisal did not make the impact that was expected,to the private sector your slips have been exposed,and you all are some of the same persons that are complaining about productivity.Vain ambitions are always futile and feet that are swift to mischief will eventually tire and become weary,the question is what will be next?

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  15. dave May 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    The March was a big success if 1 person had turned up

    Green Giant !!
    The BLP always have to rescue Barbados -The most recent time being 1994 . It was hell from the DLP between 1986 – 91.

    The 1986 period saw the backraise budget by the DLP that sank the Country
    In 1988, 4 members of the DLP fed up with the Errskine Sandiford led Backstreet abortion budget of 1988 left the DLP to form the NDP.

    In 1991, PM Sandiford said that the economy was batting better that Sir Garfield Sobers and gave retired civil servants a 33 million dollars regrading exercise that saw them pocket millions of dollars thereafter spending it on consumer durables and placing the economy in a tail spin -the result IMF and 8 % salary cut.

    The DLP needs to disband -they are blights to this country.

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  16. Sherlock Holmes. May 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Dave please turn off your silly mode switch,you are one sore loser you have been ranting and raving since your failed march,what is wrong with you,as a supporter of your party said on Brasstacks said last week your party leader appeared to be on a high after the no confidence motion,and it was his belief that she should have forego a march, his reasoning was, she came over to him very sound in her delivery during the debate,so should allow her dogma to settle in the minds of the populace,maybe he had a point, but true to form your leader decided to take it up a notch and the clarion call went out to fellow Barbadians, apparently the majority of Barbadians are not really her fellows and we have witnessed a dismal showing at the march,one which now has you up a creek Dave,but take comfort you are not the only one that is smarting from the poor show,i agreed with the regular caller who by the way also tried to embellish the numbers on the said Basstacks show yesterday,she should have quit while she was apparently ahead.if greedy would wait hot would cool.

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  17. Sherlock Holmes. May 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Correction…..should read ….as a supporter of your said on Brasstacks last week.

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  18. Sherlock Holmes. May 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    (oops) party.

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  19. recoanthony May 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    EVER HEARD SAD MOVIES..CHECK THIS GOV’MENT, IGRUNT SANDI THE BAD, BUT LORD THESE SURPASS ALL AND SUNDRY, WHEN I LOOK AT DEM I FEEL LIKE PUKEING..SIN SICK MOR’NS

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  20. recoanthony May 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    RECOANTHONY@DAVE….WHEN BARROW WON DE GOV’MENT IN 1986, BARROW MADE SOME SALARY CUTS AN IMPOUNDED DE GOV’MENT CARS ETC…NO ONE WAS SENT HOME, BECAUSE ERROL UNDERSTOOD PEOPLE, HE WAS AH MAN BY THE PEOPLE AN FOR THE PEOPLE, WHEN ERROL DIED DE 1ST JUNE 1987 AND THAT IDIOT TOOK OVER THAT WAS THE BEGINING OF DE END FOR DEM…1987 – 1994 WAS PURE MAYHEM, BEDLAM IN THIS COUNTRY, SANDI COULD NOT CONTROL IS MINISTERS, JUST LIKE THIS MONSTEROUS PEVERSION OF COMMON SENSE 2010 – TIL – WHO CANNOT CONTROL HIS MINISTERS EITHER…..SO MY FRIEND FRET NOT THY SELF, FOR SANDI AN FROOMS ARE ONE AN THE SAME, THE HAVE NO SENSE OF DIRECTION.

    THEY HAVE KILLED OFF BRROW LEGACY, THEY HAVE DOOMED THEMSELVES, THE ASPIRING YOUNG DEMOCRATS, ETC. FOR YEARS TO COME, IF I LIVE TO SEE AH 100, I’LL HAVE 10 MORE VOTEINGS LEFT AN DEM WON’T BE IN SIGHT, SO REST COMFORTABLE DAVE

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