Stuart challenges DLP members

President of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, has thrown out a challenge to his party members to come up with a policy idea for government that will have a positive impact on every Barbadian household.

Stuart made the call in his opening address of the party’s 60th annual conference at its George Street headquarters last night.

Freundel Stuart addressing DLP conference
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressing the DLP’s 60th annual conference

“What is it not yet done in Barbados for the households of this country that the Democratic Labour Party needs to do…to touch every single household in this country?” he asked a full auditorium of party members.

“No other political party in Barbados can boast the record that the Democratic Labour Party is able to boast in this country … but we cannot rest on our laurels.”

Stuart told the audience that the annual conference usually influences the way forward for the country’s administration whenever the DLP holds office. He listed as examples the introduction of taxpayer-funded education, a school meal service, a social security scheme, laws governing severance pay, and legislation for maternity leave with pay.

“We did it and we touched every single household in Barbados.

“I want to think that at this 60th annual conference we put heads together in addition to all of the issues that we have on the agenda… and we come up with an answer to the question: what are those things that remain to be done by the Democratic Labour Party to touch and heal every single household in Barbados?

“If after this historic 60th conference we can come out with some clear answers, to that question, I would consider that we’ve had a very successful 60th anniversary conference,” Stuart said.

 

43 Responses to Stuart challenges DLP members

  1. Depablo August 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Call elections. That would do the trick. That would touch every household.

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  2. Thomas Katt
    Thomas Katt August 23, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Laurels? What laurels? Taxes, taxes and more taxes? Unemployment skyrocketing because of the thousands you all sent home and more to go? Creating a climate where crime and crimals run rampant? This man is delusional.

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    • Thomas Katt
      Thomas Katt August 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      You all realise that the PM don’t address the nation as a whole? He only addresses the members of the DLP. The really sad part is that we don’t have any credible opposition. Frying pan/Fire. Fire/Frying Pan

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      • bajanguyster August 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

        you re right but still it was way better with the next side i would side

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    • Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
      Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks August 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Mr Thomas Katt I love your last piece of statement very much, you are so so true in saying that, no credible opposition, frying pan to fire to frying pan, at least u understand what is going on thank you for being honest

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      • bajanguyster August 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

        is it better with the DLP or the BLP ? you tell me ? am waiting

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    • Wayne.dread August 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      The laurels was listed, can’t you read?

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      • bajanguyster August 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

        the cant read thing aint call for sir

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  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne August 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    To do what? Carry down this country in a bottomless pit so low we can’t get out of? You can’t be too serious, Freundel.

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  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner August 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Stupes.

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  5. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne August 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    They have no ideas? They couldn’t have asked that seven years ago? Anyway. Better late than never.

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  6. Alex Alleyne August 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Give the Police one hundred percent support in order to deal with the gun crime and violence so that some of the “high and mighty” will be in the law courts.

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  7. Mac10 August 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    ….He listed as examples the introduction of taxpayer-funded education, a school meal service, a social security scheme, laws governing severance pay, and legislation for maternity leave with pay…..

    All these things you have undermined in the last couple of years!

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  8. Derek Bain
    Derek Bain August 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    “No other political party in Barbados can boast the record that the Democratic Labour Party is able to boast in this country … but we cannot rest on our laurels.”

    … … … :/

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    • Beverley Greaves
      Beverley Greaves August 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      You speaking would have to be speaking about the Barrow era, but u know what? The man died over 25 years now and we can no longer live in the past. This DLP government currently putting the citizens of this country through hell. Stop living on what dead people did, those days are gone, and they were expected to do it as the government, but really? Can we go the the store and pay with what Barrow or any if them did 25 years ago? Wake . . . up the real sufferings, unemployment, lack of tax refunds, overtaxing of the citizens, the high cost of living, no raise since 2009, I mean get . . real and let the dead RIP. What us this lot doing apart from Inflicting continuous financial pain, crime out if control, do u want me to continue? This is the worst of any (BLP or DLP) government my country ever had with a pathetic leader!

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    • Derek Bain
      Derek Bain August 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Hence my confused emoticon. This man truly is delusional.

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      • bajanguyster August 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

        i dont think he is i been to school and i have a mind of my own to see hear and think with ,so i dont he is delusional as you said ,maybe he is to open and truthful to him and it seem to touch some part of your soul

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  9. sexy diva August 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    step down and stop hurting the people of this country Barbados especially the poor people l

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    • sexy diva August 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      step down and stop hurting the people of this country Barbados especially the poor people

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  10. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock August 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Pm Stuart just mentioned a few that they can repair, the vat, and the energy bills.

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  11. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock August 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    The most tax increases, the most workers that have been laid off, the most disagreements with the unions, the most water outages in the history of Barbados, the most people that had to pay for a uwi education, the highest gas bills, the highest electricity bills, and the list goes on.

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    • Dianne Barker
      Dianne Barker August 24, 2015 at 12:13 am

      I disagree with you on point, secondary education should be free but tertiary education should not be free. Anyone going to UWI should pay for it.

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      • bajanguyster August 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        am with you sir,you see well way for these people they leave the UWI open they businesses and try to get a millions dollars in a day ,i believe they should ask to pay back when the government give when they get on they feet

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole August 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Dianne no education in Barbados is free the tax payers pay for it. The government only allocates funds to education. It does not come from the pockets of any government minister.

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    • Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
      Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks August 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Dianne Barker I agree with you on that one ,they are so many ways Barbados went down hill,they are just use to too much freeness,check the other countries u will be suprised .Barbados had the best of everything but that misuse is what help the country down but nobody wants to understand

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    • Dianne Barker
      Dianne Barker August 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Cheryl you are absolutely correct. Anything that is worth having does not come cheap or free. They have been spoiled for too long. No other country gives free tertiary education. I can understand those students who maintain a high level of education with certificates can qualify for scholarships. However, to retain their scholarships they have to maintain a certain GPA.

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  12. dave August 23, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    //And while the DLP does that -what will you be doing Sir ? Goofing off !!!
    Try an call the elections and let the country breathe

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  13. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker August 24, 2015 at 12:09 am

    In reference to severance pay I do not think the government should borrow millions of dollars to give severance to retirees on top of their retirement. Where will they get the money from to pay back that money. It equates to borrowing money from one credit card to pay another. Cannot plunge the country into further unnecessary debt. The poor man need a little tax relief and those people building big houses and to avoid paying taxes do not externally paint their homes.

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  14. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker August 24, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Mr. Prime Minister you have to lead from in front and really show leadership. You have to speak to the people and not over their heads with your flowery words. Somehow you are acting oblivious and clueless to what is going on in the country. Standing at a podium just spewing words are not going to help unless you show you are capable of leading.

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  15. Princess Neferua
    Princess Neferua August 24, 2015 at 5:48 am

    A wake up call Sir…just to let you know…that your horses dun bolt from the stable……all that is left …..is for bajans to close the stable door.

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  16. Donna August 24, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Ahem! Hello? Mr. Prime Minister, do I recall that you said your cabinet was sufficiently equipped to run the country and didn’t need any eminent persons think tank? And didn’t your foot in mouth minister just advise people to stop trying to tell people how to do their jobs? I guess it is only the DLP members whose opinion has any merit with you. I am not a DLP member but I voted DLP for many years – do I qualify? I’ve got some ideas. Or maybe I am now public enemy no.1 for daring to speak critically of your methods.

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  17. Tony Webster August 24, 2015 at 5:57 am

    @donna: Ahem, Hello lady… please tek a bow!

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  18. Keera Harding
    Keera Harding August 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Mr. Stuart does a voice in ur head talk to u caz u dnt make no since. Plz walk away from us we dnt need u.

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  19. Matthew Greaves
    Matthew Greaves August 24, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Stupess singhhhh

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  20. Betty August 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

    What is the laurels that he talking about. The great suffering that we are going through. As a Government Employee who have not have a raise in pay in so much years. But my land taxes have rise from $700 last year to $1061 this year. As a house hold what have you done for me after raising every thing that I needed to survive. Water rates, food and drinks everything went up.But they are getting fat while the average man suffering. The robbers are robbing the wrong people. They need to start robbing the Ministers they robbing the country. And some body need to rob them. I guess that he now wake up so I guess I should forgive him. But I would like him to call election before all poor people die. They supporters can die with them , the ones that took the money for election can also died with them. But people like me that want to see the back of this Government need to get our life together again .I know that it will not be easy for the next Government cause this Government has destroy Barbados. So Prime Minister do what you does best and go back to sleep cause you are not offering any relieve to the country.

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  21. Mark Rudder
    Mark Rudder August 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I must say you got me on this one…and you are totally right. No other political party in Barbados has a record like the DLP…SHAMEFUL.

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  22. jrsmith August 24, 2015 at 11:38 am

    @,Beverley, G, hail, hail, on the button girl. Who dares win, yes MR, priminister, we dare you , call it. Bajans have had enough of voting for failure and paying for it as well.

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  23. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole August 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Time to stand up for change. Join Bussa’s Army https://www.facebook.com/groups/barbadoslobby/

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  24. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    “What is it not yet done in Barbados for the households of this country that the Democratic Labour Party needs to do…to touch every single household in this country?”
    For the Cartoon Characters Network to make a sharp exit as soon as possible.

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  25. harry turnover August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

    “No other political party in Barbados can boast the record that the Democratic Labour Party is able to boast in this country … but we cannot rest on our laurels.”
    Mr.PM…..THIS DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY was in power since 2008. Can you state what THIS DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY has done for this Country up to the 25th of August 2015 ???? so that you can rest on your laurels……or was this statement only for the ears of Dem yard fowls who are known to accept anything.
    Now he is asking his yard fowls to come up with a policy idea for government that will have a positive impact on every Barbadian household.

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