Mara’s disappointment

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The widow of the late Prime Minister David Thompson today registered disappointment that one of his ideals does not appear to be gaining traction.

Speaking just days ahead of the fourth anniversary of his death, Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson said the former leader believed in socializing and building communities.

However, she told those attending the service at the Unity Wesleyan Church at Edge Cliff, St John that this did not appear to be happening.

Today I can say that I have witnessed the impact of the decline in that connectedness. I was there to see the

MPs Richard Sealy (right) and James Paul were among officials attending the service.
MPs Richard Sealy (right) and James Paul were among officials attending the service.

project he was constructing. I was intimately involved as a doer. From the chair that I now occupy, I have come to appreciate even deeper, his ideals for a stronger community. By community, I’m not just referring to a geographically defined locale by I speak about an ideology that should help drive our future endeavours,” the widow said.

This country must never find itself just existing with individuals living within a small space but losing the essence of community. I’ve said this before that the advent of technology has brought us together by ensuring that we actually spend less time being together. But technology is not the lone perpetrator in all of this.”

As she concluded her short speech, Thompson issued some advice to Barbadians, and the ruling Democratic Labour Party in particular.

. . . Let us continue to ensure that we seek to build those strong ties among ourselves and seek to extend our community. With this objective in mind, I know the dream of my late husband has hope.”

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was absent from the service, reportedly due to another commitment.

Some of the MP’s present included John Boyce, Denis Kellman, Richard Sealy, Ronald Jones and James Paul.

A number of people were awarded for their contributions to Barbados.

Multiple awardee Dario Walrond, entertainer, was among those honored.
Multiple awardee Dario Walrond, entertainer, was among those honoured.

37 Responses to Mara’s disappointment

  1. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley October 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I know he is rolling in his grave today, but God knew best

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  2. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Disappointed at what!

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  3. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett October 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Stupes…can these unemployed people take his ideas to the supermarket?????

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  4. Carie Apple
    Carie Apple October 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    People suffering and all of dem fat and breaking the backs of the poor and middle class in Barbados. Unemployment and higher taxes is what his party legacy is and always will be. God help BIM

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  5. GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins
    GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins October 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Stupseeeee!

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  6. Badd Hombre
    Badd Hombre October 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I think she’s subtly hinting at the discontinuation of the football tournament, in which case she can use some of the millions left to her to fund the tournament.. Since it means so much to her.

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  7. Damian Mascoll
    Damian Mascoll October 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Well said Mara

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  8. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick October 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    fact that i forgot she is alive

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  9. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires October 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The soccer shouldnt have been stop..

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  10. GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins
    GloriaHoneycomb Wiggins October 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I had her in thoughts sometime back thinking she had moved out of Bim with her millions as i was not hearing anything about her…There’s a thing nah! wow

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  11. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires October 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    The primister hay still n bim isnt no better,just worst by the week

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  12. Alleyna Brathwaite
    Alleyna Brathwaite October 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Mara talking bout sense of community? Stupse……look, piss in muh pocket do!!

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  13. Ouida Burnham
    Ouida Burnham October 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    He really has too a lot of them don,t care bout we dem belly full but you know some thing we is who put dem day so we have to suffer the consequences this is the party that told us years ago that you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time the other party when they lost to this party the leader said that mr Thompson would never become Prime Minister of b,dos he did became PM even though it was short my point is he did became P,M so a lot of them only gives lip service but at the end of the day you know is for all of us the Almighty so agree with Carie APPLE GOD help us

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  14. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Mara, in all respect, you don’t beg for respect from people especially from the opposing side. You have to give respect in order to get it and not the other way around.

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  15. Stress Free
    Stress Free October 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    WOW, SHE HAS AWOKEN, AT LAST,I FEEL SHE DISAPPOINTED, IN THE GOVERNMENT AS A WHOLE , THE ST JOHN CLINIC, FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT, HER HUSBANDS, GOOD WILL FOR BARBADOS, EVEN THO LIES WERE TOLD TO WIN THE GOVERNMENT,BUT MOST OF ALL THE PROMISES THEY DID NOT KEEP , ALONG WITH HER GAINING THE ST JOHN SEAT HANDS DOWN FOR DEM, HAHAHHAAH

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  16. Santini More
    Santini More October 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I think a more appropriate headline would be “Mara disappointing”……What has she done since occupying that seat?

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  17. Keisha Callender
    Keisha Callender October 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    kendal want a proper road………………..i disappointed with something too

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  18. John Drakes
    John Drakes October 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    she, just like de rest. dem only care about demselves. i live in st john just before blp loss and dis woman hayso went around the communities twice like hell, when it was time for canvassing then elections and just before this last.

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  19. Sadler October 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    It is time this silly DLP government stop the politicking and PR stunts realizing elections gone almost 2 years now and try to bring some respectability back to our economy and our country ensuring the young people get opportunities and not hand outs…

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  20. Elaine Crichlow
    Elaine Crichlow October 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Darn I didn’t know she had a voice not seen nor heard her since she was first elected…..

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  21. Apostle Winston Cumberbatch Barnett
    Apostle Winston Cumberbatch Barnett October 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    lots and lots and lots of PEOPLES have IDEALS, JESUS had IDEALS also but many of his IDEALS are IGNORED and REJECTED by the many..

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  22. Wayne Norville
    Wayne Norville October 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Sorry Mara as the saying goes…out of sight out of mind.

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  23. Ron Murr
    Ron Murr October 19, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Well looka who it is! I ain see you ain long girl… um dint long enough though!!!!!

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  24. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    All Maria did was got a seat an nough money an lots of synfity.

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  25. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    All Maria did was got a seat an nough money an lots of sympathy

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  26. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott October 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Seeing so many politicians recently, elections must be in the air…

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  27. Jackie Charm Clarke
    Jackie Charm Clarke October 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Stupes! Where she now rise from

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  28. sammy October 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    You should be shame Mara

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  29. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 20, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Our people is the only people that elect people because they like them rather than what they might do, just because her husband was a pm all this sympathy, an she in got none fuh de people of st.John who love her an that kind of treatment from Errol Barrow, David Thompson an now e, wife.

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  30. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls October 20, 2014 at 5:38 am

    At least she’s consistent. …her speeches are short!

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  31. Lucia Aniela Parris
    Lucia Aniela Parris October 20, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Well said Mara— lets hope people take heed— unfortunately with little clout u tend to be ignored.

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  32. Sadler October 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Rawle Maycock of you think that she is the last wait until the next election when she will be getting 2 pensions and she steps aside for her daughter…people in St.John make them feel it belongs to them so what do u expect…they rejected their own for a foreigner intelligent isn’t it,., she is sleeping giant #2

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  33. Sylvia Mayers
    Sylvia Mayers October 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Have this selfish woman looking around this country and see the unemployment because of her incompetent prime minister? What the hell should she care under her leadership this country people is suffering children going to sleep hungry. Her black government remained me of our ancestors white slave masters. she should be shame.

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