Pastor urges support for PM
Barbadians have been urged to support Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he wrestles with the myriad social and economic problems confronting the nation.
Pastor of the Empowered International Ministries, Roger Husbands, made this call this morning while delivering the sermon at the 61st Annual Conference of the Democratic Labour Party at the party headquarters, on George Street, St Michael.
Saying that it was God’s will that Stuart was able to assume the office of Prime Minister, Husbands called on all Barbadians to join with Stuart in enhancing the quality of life of Barbadians.
“God chose the DLP to be the government at this time because he knew what he was doing. God did not place anyone else at the helm of Government because he knew that person could not handle the situation.
“You voted in the DLP in 2008 and as soon as you did not get what you wanted you started complaining. If you voted for a leader you must continue to show support for him come what may,” Husbands said.
Issuing a word of caution to DLP members and supporters Husbands warned that more harm can be done to an institution by insiders than those on the outside.
“You cannot defeat the opposition by fighting among yourselves. You must choose people who are willing to pursue the vision you hold,” he stated.
Arguing that Stuart’s reticence in some cases is a sign of discipline, Husbands pointed out that when a leader does not respond immediately to every situation his opponents would not know what he is thinking and plan a response.
“Stuart’s detractors want him to get involved in every minor squabble thereby exposing himself to misinterpretation and further controversy.”
He also referred to criticism about the island’s economy, pointing out that the situation could not be as bad as it is made out to be when two fast food chains have announced plans to open two new restaurants.
“Businessmen do not spend money without ensuring a return on their investments. The mere fact that these restaurant chains are about to make such investments is a clear indication there is a market for the products,” Husbands said.
He also supported calls for Barbadians to be more self-reliant as the country enters the next 50 years of independence, and suggested that citizens rid themselves of a sense of entitlement to hand-outs. (NC)