No DLP divide – Inniss

Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss says he has every intention of contesting the next general election, which is constitutionally due in 2018, on a ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) ticket.

In recent weeks, Inniss has stood out like a decaying sore thumb, with his off the cuff public criticisms of his own Government, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart with whom he differs significantly on leadership style and on the need for frequent communication with the public.

At the height of the sewage crisis last month, Inniss appeared to put his mouth directly into the mess, saying someone must be held accountable for the effluent bursting through manholes and affecting residents and businesses on the south coast. It was a comment which certainly did not impress Minister of Health John Boyce and he made certain that Inniss understood as much.

“You don’t hear me too often with them kinda mouthings, do you? I like to know what I am speaking to most of the time,” Boyce told reporters as he publicly dismissed Inniss’ comments on the matter.

However, this has not deterred the outspoken Government MP one bit.

This past weekend he was back in the media again, this time complaining that for the “second time in about four months” he had fallen victim to a pothole in the road, and revealing that the first episode had cost him almost $3,000 and damage to two wheels. Inniss also strongly suggested that something needed to be done about the road hazards.

His statement was noticeably at variance with the position issued by the Prime Minister, who has all but shot down public concerns about the gaping holes in the road, which he described as a “transitory inconvenience” to the ire of many road users.

Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman also found himself in public hot water after he questioned whether potholes can save lives.

The varying positions on public issues have fuelled talk of a growing divide within the DLP camp.

However, asked today by Barbados TODAY if he intended to contest the next election on a DLP ticket or possibly run on another platform, Inniss said, “I remain the DLP candidate for St James South and look forward to a robust engagement as part of the DLP family.

“There is no divide on my side,” he added. 

16 Responses to No DLP divide – Inniss

  1. Hal Austin January 10, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Donville,

    Just your presence undermines the DLP. Resign.

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  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 10, 2017 at 4:55 am

    If you love your party and you see that things ain’t running right what you should do.I know that the truth shall set you free.It is better to be honest than to be telling lies. That is why some people always doing crime because they parents never tell them when they wrong. they always right. Why would I sink with a ship when it has life vests on board. Only a mad would do that.

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  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

    I WILL LIKE TO ASKED A SIMPLE QUESTION .IF THE DLP LOST THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION IN 2018.AND SINCKLER, INNISS, ESTWICK KELLMAN AND MR STUWART.WIN THEIR SEAT WHO IS GOING TO BE THE OPPOSITION LEADER FOR THE DLP. I COULD SEE TROUBLE IN THE DLP . ALSO IF THE BLP WIN THE 2018 ELECTION WHO IS GOING TO BE THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER .COULD IT BE DALE MARSHALL, KERRY SIMMONS, DWIGHT SUTHERLAND ,RONALD TOPPIN OR GEORGE PAYNE. A STRONG LEADERSHIP OF ANY PARTY WOULD BE ABLE TO APPOINT SOME WITH OUT FAIR.

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    • harry turnover January 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      None ah DEM you mentioned gine retained their seats.The slate will be wiped CLEAN. History will be created and the GG will be forced to intervened and ask the PM to appoint 4 members of the Public to sit on the Opposition benches

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  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 10, 2017 at 5:19 am

    A Strong leadership would be able to appoint some one as their Deputy with out fair

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  5. jamilah January 10, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Kerry Simmons.????

    Hell no.

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  6. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall January 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    We know how you operate

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  7. Greengiant January 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    You should all be asking who will be PM and Opposition leader regardless of which party wins. Remember, these leaders are chosen by the elected members of both parties and has nothing to do with who leads the party during the election campaign.

    This will be an interesting situation, maybe even a historical occasion in our parliamentary history. Stay tuned.

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  8. Helicopter(8P) January 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Why do Bajans (Barbadians ) misinterpret Civics for politics. Why use this rhetoric as as political manifestation. Grow up people!

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  9. RC January 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I respect people, not puppets. One of the things that characterise the other party is that if a politician is bold enough to have an opinion other that that subscribed by its leader that person gets fired. Check with Liz, Maria and Owen.

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  10. Gearbox1964 January 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Ring de bell !!! Please!!! All aspects of this administration if failing miserably…so please ring de bell now!!!

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  11. Alex Alleyne January 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    After elections you Mr. Innis will be leading the Opposition with Jones as your second-man . Stuart will be no more to be seen on the political landscape of BIM. His leadership mash-up both BIM and the DLP.
    Make sure you get the rid of Kellman.

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  12. Alex Alleyne January 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The AG and the rest of that crew , some will be cuttings and the rest sprouting potatoes.

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  13. Alex Alleyne January 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    “Cutting canes”

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  14. Sunshine Sunny Shine January 11, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Of course, there is no divide, just like how you and your administration does not know how, to tell the truth.

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  15. BaJan boy January 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Strange someone would ask for the Deputy PM if the BLP wins the next general election and he hasn’t asked for Deputy PM in the current government that has not had one for 6 years…

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