Opposition to bring a motion of no confidence against Government

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP)  says it will  file a motion of no confidence against the Freundel Stuart Government early next week.

BLP leader Mia Mottley charged today that the country was lurching from crisis to crisis, as she pointed to the latest Moody’s downgrade of the island, the Cahill waste-to-energy controversy, recent industrial strikes and ongoing environmental problems at some Government-run schools.

Mottley, who was joined by several of her parliamentary colleagues for a hastily-called press conference a short while ago, said Barbados  seems to be “adrift” while Government remains “mum, silent and comatosed”.

Mia Mottley
Mia Mottley

The last motion of no confidence filed by Mottley back in  2013 was defeated, as all Government MPs present voted ‘No’ and all Opposition MPs voted ‘Yes’.

However, Mottley said the decision to bring another motion of no confidence motion in the ruling Democratic Labour Party administration was not simply about winning a vote. She was insistent today that the current issues needed to be highlighted, as well as addressed.

Government currently commands 16 of the 30 seats in the House of Assembly, with the BLP assured of the support of 12 MPs, following its dismissal of Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard last November, and the decision by former Prime Minister Own Arthur,  who is the current representative for St Peter, to quit the party back in July, 2014.

18 Responses to Opposition to bring a motion of no confidence against Government

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Please! Enough is Enough!

  2. Arte Maria Benn
    Arte Maria Benn April 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    its like looking at a village of pygmies, sitting under a farting giant, and the pygmies throwing pillows at the farting giant to get it to stop, to prove that they can better fertilize the lands or sumn …

    this opposition is pathetic.

  3. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox April 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Waste of time when them more seats than you. I fed up of all of wana

    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond April 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      A motion of no confidence does not need to have the objective of bringing down the government. It can be a strategy to generate discussion on an issue and draw public attention to it.

    • Sheldon Cox
      Sheldon Cox April 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      I tired of all the talk which will go no where. To much chat with no action that why my country is at a stand still a

  4. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty April 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    You can be an armchair advocate all you wish, but until there is active involvement to effectuate change in the political affairs, all your cries are but in vain. How do you make your voices heard as an electorate? Through the pathway of social-protest, it has been proven to be an effective tool which forces government to take note, and the pages of human history speaks to this reality.

  5. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson April 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    The comment that Henry Rock Has written about is justified, what is wrong with the people of this gem (was) of an island. There is not much left for the next generation of children, they will be to busy trying to re build Barbados to enjoy what fruits are left for them, so that the generation after them can enjoy just like the fathers of the generation before us did.

  6. Amanda Greaves
    Amanda Greaves April 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Take dem down Mia

  7. Andrew Simpson April 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Might those thinking of supporting the BLP please first watch the presentation by Solutions Barbados. A coalition party with its first priority being to dissolve political parties might be best for a new independent Barbados. A direct participatory democracy built on a digital platform would be more effective and efficient. A competitive free market economy where all participants provide services in an enabling environment and share the benefits without hindrance.

  8. Andrew Simpson
    Andrew Simpson April 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Barbados needs to try a different solution.

  9. Alex Alleyne April 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    One per week and still no action will be taken.
    The Unions are playing their part with strike after strike.
    What next ?????, you tell me.,,,,, I am all ears.

  10. jrsmith April 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Could this motion be filed on individual political members of Parliament, by they own constituencies, if so why are bajans taking a battering from this try this ,try that top heavy government ..

  11. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf April 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Yawn! NCM part deux……

  12. Christopher Donawa
    Christopher Donawa April 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    It is unfortunate that this is the only way we can get the pressing issues raised and debated. For more to come out into the public domain so that we, the public and better understand what the hell is actually going on. We lurch from crisis to crisis with no guidance, reassuring words or definitive plan to resolve.

  13. Carson C Cadogan April 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This is all pappy show.

    MIA AMOR MOTTLEY is trying to divert attention away from the Maria Agard court case which is coming to head.

    Simple as that. Pure Barbados Labour Party theatrics.

  14. Sherlock Holmes. April 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm



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