Stuart confident of third term

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says the signs of a national economic recovery are there, Barbadians are feeling the benefits, and he is confident of his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) winning a third term in general elections constitutionally a year and a half away.

Addressing DLP supporters at a Father’s Day Luncheon at their George Street, Belleville, St Michael headquarters on Sunday, Stuart said for the past eight years that his party has held the reins of power, he and other officials had ignored detractors and focused on taking Barbados out of the economic recession.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Stuart referred to recent Barbados Central Bank and International Monetary Fund reports pointing to lower unemployment. “The resounding consensus on the ground now is that Barbados has turned the corner,” he said.

The Prime Minister told supporters that the economy did not “turn the corner” by him and other officials responding to every criticism leveled at his Government.

“We achieved it by keeping our gaze fixed on the problems, deconstructing the problem, reducing it to its finest parts, and trying to see how best we could get things back together. And that is why we are where we are now.

“The Central Bank has said it, the International Monetary Fund has said it, and the people of Barbados have begun to feel it.”

The Prime Minister continued confidently: “The fact that the Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund had to concede that unemployment has come down, is all the evidence you need that the benefits are beginning to trickle down to our people once again”.

Declaring that he is no prophet, but a Barbadian with an opinion, Stuart said: “Based on what I feel and experience out there, when the time comes, we will be returned to office because of what we’ve achieved for the people of Barbados”.

“Keep the faith . . . . I am confident that we will all meet at the rendezvous of victory,” he told party faithful.

48 Responses to Stuart confident of third term

  1. Alex Alleyne June 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Religiously speaking he mean in heaven . “I am confident that we will all meet at the rendezvous of victory”. He cannot be serious about here on earth come election time in BIM.

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  2. Brathwaite-Haynes Joycelyn
    Brathwaite-Haynes Joycelyn June 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Can’t blame the man for believing in him self. Joke on him doa.

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  3. Ryan Marshall
    Ryan Marshall June 21, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Stuart u so right to say that I not vex with u cause bajan real stupid so u know u will get the third term ya so right Pm

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  4. Lennox hewitt June 21, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Np long you sure but Roman Reign had the WWE belt he lost it sundy but really no one no the futher so you may or may not time eill tell . So you still gaw be confident so you confident np and no one can ‘t vex for you saying so .

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  5. Dave D Small
    Dave D Small June 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Some of u on here laughing but this statement should show the masses how the pm feels about us…that we r a bunch of idiots and honestly some have given him the right to look at them so only time will tell if we will be the laughing stock of the Caribbean again

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    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay June 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

      so we are de laughing stock of de caribbean,de blp and owen cause that.

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    • Iteebah Cadogan
      Iteebah Cadogan June 21, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Don’t mind Ras Unjay he jus like d rest of d poppets

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    • Dave D Small
      Dave D Small June 21, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I totally agree Iteebah Cadogan imagine thousands who share his way of thinking then we have a problem

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    • Blon D Mayers Trotman
      Blon D Mayers Trotman June 21, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Barbados need to wake up fah real!
      If dem win elections again we will be buried cause we dead now.

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    • Dave D Small
      Dave D Small June 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      So true D

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty June 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      So you’re saying that the PM is misleading the masses when he refers to Central Bank and the IMF reports?

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne June 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Iteebah Cadogan Don’t worry ’bout Dems. We are getting way over the crap this Crime Sinister talking as soon as he got up from his sleep.

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    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Blon D Mayers Trotman Exactly. We are not boosting ourselves economically back up nowhere fast.

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty June 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      David M Small, I don’t know where you have been, but one thing is clear, you need to come out your tightly sealed cocoon, if you think that Barbados is a laughingstock in the Caribbean.

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    • Daniel Red Man Clarke
      Daniel Red Man Clarke June 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Mark let me ask you this… This same DLP lambased the IMF recently accusing them of incorrect statements and miscalculated figures etc. etc. And how untrustworthy their figures are… So answer me this if they don’t know what they doing how come now they say we made a bit of progress that they are now accurate and reliable ??? Clueless on Monday ? Brilliant on Tuesday ???. Is it not the same IMF ???

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    • Dave D Small
      Dave D Small June 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      The imf and the rating agencies r to be ignored when their predictions doesn’t paint a good picture but when r good they r the best thing since slice bread… all the gov about is cussing who say something negative and bigging up what little positive there is

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  6. jrsmith June 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    This Priminister only talks to (democratic party members) would someone please remind him this is Barbados ,which he suppose to represent all the people.. My friends and I who many are not bajans was discussing the (EU ) vote , when another friend turn up and gives us these few lines…

    Our Priminister said the (DLP) is trying to create a different type of Barbados , from which existed during slavery.. we all are still laughing..

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  7. dave June 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    NO THIRD TERM
    DEMS NOW : DEMS NEVER AGAIN

    I am not political but whenever the DLP forms the Government , eveything gets hard and they try to fool us that they are doing a good job. The DLP does throw Barbados in a hole -30 feet deep and give us a 20 feet ladder to climb out and then say that they helping the country. They do not deserve a third term but we have some very silly people in this country, it is not like before . The generation around is ignorant and easily fooled by crap so they do not know that the DLP does mash up Barbados everytime they form the Government
    1971-76-MASHED UP
    1986-1991- BREK UP
    1991-1994- ALMOST OBLITERATED
    2008-2013- POOCH SQUEEZED TIGHT TIGHT
    2013- PRESENT – LIES AND MORE LIES

    I am not political just factual

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  8. Randolph June 21, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The man keeps reminding me of Donald Trump.

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  9. BIG SKY June 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Its time again “when all is well” now its soon time for election.You fool me once Mr.Stuart, you and the Central Bank Governor paints a rosey picture when election drawn near with your mirage paint brush.

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  10. RC June 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    You know what they say about counting chickens before they are hatched? Sometimes it is much better to stay silent!!!!

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  11. Gearbox June 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I’m still puzzled as to how they got a 2nd term…but God forbid a 3rd. I would hate to think that Bajans are so deaf, blind, and stupid.

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  12. BaJan boy June 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    This condescending ,disrespectful, indifferent animal for a PM that bajans have to endure for the next 18 months really think bajans are Cu$/s. The man really is shameless after he sit on his ass and was lucky enough that he mustered enough votes to get a second term and did even worst than the first term can really believe that we are so iliterate to vote Dem again.
    He and Denis Lowe,Denis Kellman,Adriel Brathwaite,Chris Sinckler,Donville Innis the chief cooks and the rest of minions not worth mentioning should really leave with all the money they have and let some one with an interest in the country and the welfare of the masses of people take over.

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  13. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 22, 2016 at 1:03 am

    When it comes to this man, you just do not know what to believe. After he called a press conference to pompersett on how well he can speak, he tells the press invitees and other so-called significant others that he is not even thinking about any elections.

    I mean the SSS and other thinking right folk knew that the rising of Stuart is the commencing of his election campaign. He is so predictable that the only one who thinks he is a strategist and a brilliant tactician is Stuart and the loyal flock of cluck, cluck, pagawwwwg! That is as clear as crystal.

    Now he comes a few weeks after his now famous long overdue press conference to inform Barbados that he is not sleeping anymore because, like Moses, God has shown him the way to the promise third term and so he is confident that he and his controversial bunch of artful dodgers got things in the bag. What happen to, ” Elections have not even crossed my mind?” Does this man have it in him to ever be straight with the truth instead of showing a straight face when he deceives?

    Haughty is never far from the face of Barbados’ most controversial Prime Minister.

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  14. Johnathan June 22, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Cannot imagine why he doesn’t think deserves better than what they experienced in the last 8 years. Then again I know he doesn’t feel their pain since he is now living better than ever has. Scumbag is right sunshine he is such a disgrace and and a disrespectful one at that. He comes and shouts at bajans from his hallowed DLP branch meeting and big guts fetes and think all of us only want a guts full like he and the rest of rag dolls.

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  15. BoboTheClown June 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Well said Mr. Prime Minister. If I were you ,i too would start tooting my own horn. I am not too sure if your horn is still working ’cause i don’t see anyone trying move outta the way .
    I guess your fog lights are not working either ,because you seem to be having some difficulty seeing the road ahead.
    In other words i would suggest that if bajans are having , or have had problems reading road maps, then “wonna in fa a long stretch of real tough trudging ” ‘Cause to give this P M another term, wonna AM would surely be dark and lonely.

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  16. BoboTheClown June 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Wid ALL DE CRITICISM IN THIS CORNER ,IF I WERE THE PRIME MINISTER I WOULD HAVE ALREADY COME TO THE CONCLUSION DAT MY GOOSE IS COOKED.
    AS A WORD TO DE WISE FROM “DE CLOWN” ,WONNA BETTER KEEP A LOW PROFILE ,’CAUSE DE MAN HAF A NUDDER YEAR TO BE PUN DE BOOKS ,SO DON’T TRY TO SQUEEZE E TOO TIGHT ‘CAUSE HE KNOWS HE GOING DOWN AND,DA SEH A DYING MAN A CATCH PUN DE STRAW . HE IN GOT NAH STRAW SO WUNNA ALL IN TROUBLE .
    WUNNA GOT A YEAR N A HAF A PROBLEMS ,N NOUGH , NOUGH ,NOUGH, A UNNA GINE BE DEAD WHEN E TERM FINISH.

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  17. BoboTheClown June 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Well from all the comments ,and dissatisfaction shown by the contributors to this program,you have all indicated your displeasure in the work of the Democratic labor party’s leadership ,and most of it’s Ministers.
    Because you have all given the DLP an heads up as to what is potentially once they term has ended ,don’t be surprised when you realize even less than before(which wasn’t much)is being done.
    The next year and a half my friends,even though it pains me to say,will be spent filling their respective coffers rather than helping the people of Barbados ,so be prepared for even more hardship.
    Wonna might have shown wonna cards much too early .

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  18. recoanthony June 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    WHO WAKE UP THIS SOLID WASTE? FROOMS WHERE U GINE GET AH THIRD TERM FROM? YA GINE TEETH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK WANNA IS DE WORSE THINGS EVER HAPPEN TO GOVERN AH COUNTRY.

    HOW EMPLOYMENT CAN BE LO WHEN PEOPLE GINE HOME, SOME WE KNOW OF AN OTHERS SECRETLY? LOOK AMBEV SENDING HOME 48 NOW.

    YOU SAY U GOES AROUND BARBADOS INCOGNITO.. MEANING..ANONYMOUS,UNKNOWN, SECRET, WITH HIDDEN OR UNKNOWN IDENTITY…WITH UR EARS LOW TO DE GROUND, KNOWING EVERYTHING, STILL U GET HIT FOR 6 (SIX) NOT KNOWING ACCUSED MURDERERS GETTING BAIL. YA INEPT IMBECILE

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  19. recoanthony June 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    @DAVE, DAVE I DON’T HOW YOUNG U ARE, BUT U HAVE THE FIRST PART WRONG, UNDER BARROOW GOVMENT THING WERE SWEET, WE USE TO GET 200,000 TONS AH SUGAR, OUR FOREIGN EXCHANGE WOULD BE ABOUT NEARLY 50MIL, SURELY WE WOULD BE GLAD FOR THAT NOW. TOURISM,MANUFACTURE, AGRICULTURE, EMPLOYMENT WAS VERY GOOD, BARROW UNDERSTOOD PEOPLE AND LOVE THEM. TOM CONTINUED 1976-85, BREE ST JOHN 85-86 AND BARROW 86-87 WHEN HE DIED. WHEN BARROW DIED THAT WAS DE BEGINING OF THE END FOR DE DEMS, 2 MISCREANTS RUN THIS COUNTRY TO DE GROUND, SANDI 1987-94 AND THIS MONSTEROUS PERVERSION OF COMMON SENSE 2010——TO PRESENT 18 MORE MONTHS FEELS LIKE 400 YEARS UNDER THIS CANCEROUS GOV’MENT

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  20. recoanthony June 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    HONESTLY THOUGH, FROOMS AINT LOOK LIKE ROBERT MUGABE? I BELEIVE THEY HAVE THE SAME TRAITS, TALK BOUT IGNORANT

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  21. Carson C Cadogan June 23, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I remember that Peter Wickham had the Barbados Labour Party winning the elections of 2013 by 20 seats.

    “Although saying that the outcome of yesterday’s general elections left him “at a loss”, political scientist Peter Wickham stands by the results of the two polls he conducted days ahead of the election which the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) won.

    However he acknowledged there might be need for a change in his analysis.

    Wickham’s CADRES released a poll earlier this week showing the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) could win up to 20 seats.”

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  22. BaJan boy June 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Carson Cadogan your portion of the fatted calf was a few million just pray it doesn’t leave before yuh dead but I think you should shut up now and you and Freunel and the rest of wunnah just go away from this country and let it begin to thrive again. A bunch of nuisances or as the PM said a bunch uh wild boys..

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  23. Carson C Cadogan June 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    The Prime Minister really knows what he is talking about. The Govt. has done a wonderful job keeping this Island afloat in view of the turbulent times which have engulf the World economies.

    That is why people from all around the World are trying very hard to make Barbados their home, they recognise what a lovely country Barbados is with a very stable Govt.. Foreign investment is pouring in.

    The only people not appreciating what Barbados has are the members of the Barbados Labour Party and their supporters. And we all know why. If they acknowledge the great things that have been achieved in Barbados over the past few years then they know that they will have to warm the opposition benches for a third time. Hence they try very hard to oppose everything under the sun as though that is going to help them.

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  24. Johnathan June 25, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Wish idiot Cadogan would tell us some of the things Government did that are so good. Like lie to a nation,speak to them condescendingly,increase taxes,impose solid waste tax,lay off NCC workers,refuse to pay them severance,send home COP for 3 years on full pay,destroy morale in the police force, give all of the government contracts to 3 Caucasian men,receive the kick backs,keep the garbage on every street corner. Send home bus drivers and depleted the rolling to the extent where commuters cannot get a bus other than every 4 hours. Cause 5 down grades and cause a decline in economy for 7 straight years. Cause a decline in real growth by over 15% in 8 years. Put 2 road humps in Bridgetown to confirm how good they are at impeding progress.Showed total disregard for White hill residents and those people in the north and North East who have been without water for almost a year. Have not repaired a single of these horrible roads in 8 years. Destroyed the educational system like no other country in the world has ever done. Destroyed the health care like no other.

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  25. Smiley June 29, 2016 at 9:01 am

    BLP / DLP all the same I want to get better representation and less taxes ,and I don’t want that this country’s morality decline any deeper to please a few people who have a gay agenda.I Fed up with the political parasite mentalities and the people who only go into parliament talking nuff ,doing little and getting a lovely salary while Barbadians struggling daily .They are so out of touch with the people.God help us because I don’t know if I want to give any of these people my X.

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  26. dave June 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    BLP and DLP different in approach Smiley @

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  27. Carson C Cadogan June 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Well said , Mr. Prime Minister.

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  28. Carson C Cadogan June 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    All the hullaballoo the Barbados Labour Party and their supporters are creating will not stand them in good stead when the bell is rung next year.

    Another five years on the opposition benches for the Barbados Labour Party.

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