‘Silent’ Stuart blasted by Mottley

BLP Leader Mia Mottley (right) took time out to take a tour through some of the communities battling with water shortages last week

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has lambasted Prime Minister Freundel Stuart for his silence as residents in the north and east of the island continue to experience serious water shortages.

In a press release issued by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader today, Mottley said it was unacceptable for Stuart to remain mum while Barbadians in St Lucy, St Joseph, St Thomas, St Peter and St Andrew have been forced to live in dire circumstances.

“It is now offensive that our Prime Minister has yet to speak to his people at a time of great crisis for them. Simply to tell Barbadians to be contented when thousands of them cannot plan out their lives because they cannot get something as basic and as vital to their survival as water is not good enough,” she argued.

“How does a Prime Minister muster the will to talk to us about climate change in Paris but does not speak to the people of St Joseph and St Thomas about their water woes. The PM spends the time to speak about the need for Barbadians to celebrate how far we have come in the last 50 years but does not address those Barbadians in St. Lucy, St. Peter and St. Andrew who find nothing to celebrate and reflect on whether they have been taken back 50 years with no running water coming to their houses on a regular and predictable basis. How must families cope?” the statement contended.

Insisting that the issue was not a political one, Mottley said persons needed to hear the voice of the Prime Minister on this serious matter.

“The Attorney General told us in October that the Prime Minister would be speaking more to Barbadians. However, the people of the north of this island have not heard one word from him. They have not heard him explain why the water pressure can be so high in some parts of the south of the island and others cannot get a drop for weeks.

“We do not believe this to be a political issue, but the people who are being affected want to know that somebody cares. School starts back next week and there will be even more pressure on households. What is the specific plan for these students across the many primary and secondary schools in these parishes. How will mothers manage?” she questioned.

“However, let me repeat that in situations such as this, nothing replaces the voice and the action of the Prime Minister to bring calm assurance and swift action to these residents. Barbados has one Prime Minister. We are accustomed to hearing our leaders guide us and protect us through difficult challenges. We need Prime Minister Stuart to visit these Barbadians and urgently address their water woes, especially as we move into the start of the new school term.”

Just a few days ago, Mottley, along with several other BLP members, took a tour through some of the water-starved northern and central communities which have been experiencing outages in recent weeks and months.

Mottley revealed that as part of efforts to provide a platform for residents to share their challenges over the past few weeks and months, the BLP  would be hosting a community meeting at St Bernard’s Primary School in Lammings at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, for the residents of St. Joseph and St. Thomas.

There will also be another community meeting on Thursday, January 7, at 7 p.m. where residents of St. Lucy, St. Peter and St. Andrew are being encouraged to attend.








25 Responses to ‘Silent’ Stuart blasted by Mottley

  1. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore January 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I agree Ras, let’s see if she rolling up with water carts. Smh

  2. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore January 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    That’s their MO nothing but talk, the truth is people tired of these charades.

  3. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith January 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Note very careful the wording, what she’s asking for and don’t be fooled.
    What help it is for the PM to be comforting the people with lies?
    That’s the only thing he can do because he can’t correct the problem overnight.
    Theirs only one way to limit the problem and that’s to divert some of the water from the south and west coast to the affected areas.
    But keep in mind the luxury hotels are located in those areas so the government is making the people suffer inland. Barbados have a good reputation so that has to be protected at all costs. That means giving the water to the hotels to water their gardens and golf courses.
    If the government really cared about the people, the hotels would have to be affected too and balance the problem.
    But as always both parties will do the same thing and deceive the people..

    • Lawrence Griffith
      Lawrence Griffith January 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      I don’t understand why the people of Barbados still trust these skumballs.
      Obs! If you had a friend that keep telling you lies over and over again would you keep them as a friend?
      If you have a financial advisor taking your money and doing what he wants and not what you both agreed on, would you keep them as advisor?
      The answer is NO if you have any common sense.
      That’s the same thing you have to look at with governments, because all of the above is happening and the people still falling for it..
      The system is rigged and both parties are corrupted. The good thing is that about to change in the technology would with the information age.. Give it 10 years and you see. Just now/today an arm militia has taken over some state buildings in Oregon USA, but the mass media isn’t saying anything because they are government controlled. The people there are asking for the government to help the people instead of putting them in jail for petty crimes.
      Note the government isn’t going to attack them if they know that they are going to fight back..

  4. Bernard Pinder
    Bernard Pinder January 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Leave mia alone who controlling water works it ain’t like she can go in there an demand anything she can only voice her opinion an see if the problem get solve.

  5. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne January 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Bunji Garlin: “Ah tired of de same ting- ova and ova.”

  6. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain January 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Talk yuh talk mia and dont mind the haters. I still love yuh bad.

  7. jrsmith January 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Bajans need to realize , we cannot and is expecting too much from our politicians (BECAUSE THEY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO). they cannot manage Barbados ,LTD.
    I do hope , bajans give serious thought to this bunch of fools, call ministers, the only way they are gone is at the next general elections.

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Wait…………She manage to wake up Freundel?

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne January 4, 2016 at 2:58 am

      Mia musse planning a nightmare fuh Fumble. LOL

  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 3, 2016 at 4:42 pm
  10. N Day January 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Listen, I born in the 70’s and raise up in St. Joseph and there were always water problems especially around crop time. So why Mia couldn’t talk about the water problems from back then when her party was in power for 14 years??? I get tired of this lip service! It’s just like the time when the Joes River Bridge partially collaspe and I can remember Ms. Mottley and Dale Marshall on the bridge with comments that it should have been addressed before, but wait…the bridge needed repairs for umpteen years and they only realised it after their party lost power. What happen when they were the government????
    Some of the posh west coast properties and hotels have their own private desalination plants hear.

  11. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe January 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    O fack hahaa lol looll

  12. dave January 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Silent Night ; Holy Night
    I have not heard that song for a few Xmases

  13. David Hall January 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    The silence may be better than the unnecessary insults he often spouts.

  14. Ryan Marshall
    Ryan Marshall January 4, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Lisa Moore want bathing

    • Lisa Moore
      Lisa Moore January 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Ryan marshall I will say this to, why should I stoop to poop when I can stand up and fart?

    • Lisa Moore
      Lisa Moore January 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      He will have to be since he cussing me about a man

  15. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams January 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    what’s new

  16. Bostonian January 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Mia I so agree with you,maybe priminister sinckler should have something to say about this water situation

  17. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria January 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    She good at talking..


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