DLP proud of its record

Despite economic downgrade number 19 in nine years under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss is urging party faithful to hold their heads up and be proud of the achievements of the Freundel Stuart administration.

Speaking today at the party’s conference entitled ‘Facts’, held at the Queen’s College auditorium, Inniss said that upon reflection he was “amazed at the amount of work” which the Government has done.

“I would like to thank the General Secretary of the party, George Pilgrim, for putting this conference together. It is very timely and gives us a chance to remind ourselves of what we have done as a political party in the midst of the most challenging economic times,” Inniss said.

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) announced yet another downgrade for the island yesterday, this time to ‘CCC+/C’, based on Government’s limited financing alternatives and low international reserves. And if the conditions do not improve, there will be a further downgrade within the next year, S&P warned.

It also explained that its negative outlook reflected its view that Government was either unable or unwilling to take timely steps to redress the situation.

However, Inniss contended that if the tables were turned and the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) took the reins of Government, they would not have done any better under the same harsh economic climate.

“A lot of focus these days is on what is being said by the rating agencies and the economic data coming out but I want to encourage you fellow DEMs do not be down heartened, our party has fought hard and we have done well under the circumstances,” he said.

“There are those who are going to come around, whether it be on social media or at your doors, and they are going to criticize everything that we have done and say we have done nothing. I ask you simply to ask them; what would they do if they were in our position under the circumstances? They would not give you an answer. Take that moment of silence from their end and use it to remind them of all things we have done as a Government in the last eight years.”

Inniss also suggested that dividend for the sacrifice of the Barbadian people was right around the corner and now was not the time to give it up to the BLP.

“Now is the time for all of us to band together and roll up our sleeves and get into the trenches and get on the road towards winning the next election whenever [Prime Minister] Freundel [Stuart] calls that election,” Inniss added.

58 Responses to DLP proud of its record

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne March 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    You mean Dems proud of its record full of mediocrity.

    • Santini More
      Santini More March 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Not even mediocrity, it is outright failure.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Alright then.

    • Peter March 5, 2017 at 8:09 am

      It is really Laff it off season. Donville has once again proven that he is NOT capable of being a politician much less becoming a leader. It will be no shock when Richard is made leader of the DEMs upon Fruendel’s forthcoming announcement of resignation. The Command Center there in George Street will send DEM scattering with that announcement. I am visualizing the next government of Barbados will be a co-alignment of successful candidates all of whom through their opportunist needs, will cross over. All I will say is good luck Barbados The “Pride” is about to leave your Coat of Arms. Your Industry has already left.

  2. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement March 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    The record for the most taxes.. Lay-offs..broken families… High rum prices. Well then yes… and Congrats
    No wonder my rum is always gone.

  3. Dave D Small
    Dave D Small March 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Is it April 1st? Biggest joke I have heard from the worst government in the history of Barbados

  4. Paula Husbands
    Paula Husbands March 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Record of destruction? ???????

  5. Andrena Ceasar
    Andrena Ceasar March 4, 2017 at 8:47 pm


  6. Sunil Brome
    Sunil Brome March 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    To all you DLP die hards…your Government is proud, for what I am not sure, there is probably a record out there for sinking countries that they won.

  7. Richard Ashby
    Richard Ashby March 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm


  8. Santini More
    Santini More March 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    These DLP politicians really know how to insult the intelligence of the Bajan people. Look Mr Inniss if your party is so impressed with what they have achieved then 1) Failure has become the new Success and 2) Call the election and see exactly how impressed the people really are with your Government’s ‘achievements’.

  9. Cheryl Maynard
    Cheryl Maynard March 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, I am amazed at the things that a politician would say to try to convince people that the words that are coming out of their mouths is the gospel……the PM have not called election as yet but the Dems are already trying to convince people of all the good that they have done under the circumstances…..REALLY, if I was the reporter I would ask this minister to list the top 5 that he feels that his party has done for the country without him being strike with a lighten bolt …..which ever party is going to be running the the next election.please NOW is the time to start campaigning, NOW is the time to put together a message, the facts, a platform something for the people of this country to understand and get behind. …..Don’t wait for this Prime Minster to call election START CAMPAIGNING NOW!!!!!!!!!

  10. Sherwin Patterson
    Sherwin Patterson March 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Proud to destroy the country

  11. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe March 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    They speak with both sides of their mouthd

  12. Shanika Roberts Odle
    Shanika Roberts Odle March 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Good remember that cause I plan to crusify the whole lot on that record

  13. Harry March 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    what a load of crap, 18 downgrades, issues with Transport, bad roads, garbage woes, QEH, declining reserves is that something to be proud of……………….

  14. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith March 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I guess 19 consecutive downgrades is a record. Congratulations!

  15. Cinderella Richards
    Cinderella Richards March 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm


  16. Suzi Griffith
    Suzi Griffith March 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Let me know where to collect my dividend.

  17. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison March 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    A fool’s paradise !!!
    It seems that this set of DLP politicians really think Barbadians are idiots, maybe banishing them to the political wilderness for the next fifteen years will go some distance to removing that delusional thought from the minds of this administration

  18. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields March 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I agree with you.

  19. Roger Nicholls
    Roger Nicholls March 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    time up fuh this circus troop

  20. Bradg March 4, 2017 at 9:44 pm


  21. Patrice Thorne
    Patrice Thorne March 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Is he referring to the record in the 1960’s cause he cant be serious.

  22. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole March 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    That says quite a lot. They are proud of a track record of trickery, fraud, deceitfulness, theft, broken promises, mis management, aloofness, ignorance and giving away the tax payers money to their friends.
    They have run the island to the ground. All that they have to show for it is 19 downgrades. They are in a race to sell off every remaining asset that they can to stay afloat.
    However no matter how much money they print it cannot prevent a devaluation from ocurring if it is imminent. It has been a stewardship of disaster from the outset.

  23. Samantha Brathwaite
    Samantha Brathwaite March 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating ….yes they should be proud , not many other countries with a ccc+ rating from S&P . we are exceptional

  24. Lorraine Trotman
    Lorraine Trotman March 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Proud of what exactly???? DEMS now, DEMS never again!!!

  25. David E Hall
    David E Hall March 4, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    There is absolutely nothing to be proud of Mr inniss. Your party has made such a mess of things that it is unclear if and when the situation can be fully restored. Don’t you know its wrong to blow you own trumpet.

    • Cheryl Maynard
      Cheryl Maynard March 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      He should blow it because no one will, hopefully he blows so hard that he and Dems all get blowed away

  26. Anthony Michael Hinds
    Anthony Michael Hinds March 4, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    WTF are they taking,,,,

  27. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman March 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    ok you and your ilk proud of what you have done, great. Maybe you should pat each other on the back in private and keep out of the press with garbage. What we want is some plans on how you intend to govern for the rest of the term before you get kick out.

  28. Di-sharon Boyce
    Di-sharon Boyce March 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I gine leave this right here

    • Pat BB
      Pat BB March 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Leave what right where????

      Spill it, they needs to know how d france we feel bout Dem….d days a holding back DONE

  29. Star Wood
    Star Wood March 5, 2017 at 12:28 am

    The members of this government ain’t plan to stop telling LIES THO smfh

  30. Zino March 5, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Every time this man opens his mouth sh*t comes out. Proud record? Really? Seriously? LMAO. What a loser.

  31. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe March 5, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Has all the answers, quick on their feet with bs :::: but cant solve ONE problem.

  32. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 5, 2017 at 3:21 am

    What achievements of the Freundel Stuart Administration? How many different mouths you have? One minute you criticize your administration, you admonish your Prime Minister, and now you praising the worst track record of Barbados governance? You can try as hard as you like to impress people with your flattery but the DLP number up. Not even your party faithfuls are supporting you. The only people in your corner are the yardfowls and the only reason they still with you is because of the scratch grain.

  33. Mohmmad Ekalvaya
    Mohmmad Ekalvaya March 5, 2017 at 3:31 am

    I’m with u 10000000p%

  34. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore March 5, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Proud of what? Borrowing to pay wages, the 20 downgrades, crisis in governance, backlog of court case, charging poor students UWI fees, garbage pileups, stranded commuters, sewage spills, failed economic policies, printing of money, wreck economy, an overpaid underperforming cabinet, a PM that is asleep, a govt that lacks the moral, ethical & legal right to govern, a rudderless govt that is adrift, lack of confidence throughout the country etc etc etc. Tell me again, what is it you’re proud of?

    • Cheryl Maynard
      Cheryl Maynard March 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      I think he thought that he he said it that people would believe him…ijs he lost that thought

  35. harry turnover March 5, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Look,de idiot did addressing de Party FAITHFULS so what you expect ? DEM din gine say nutten.All DEM gine do is clap and skin da teet but deep down inside must be telling DEMselves dis man is a idiot or wha ?

  36. hcalndre March 5, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I hope some one is compiling all the “Untruths” that the PM and his party have been telling the people for the last 8 years and have something to read after they are all gone. The “16” is lining up behind each other and lying like a rug to the people.

  37. Mark Holder March 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Minister Inniss, you really think bajans are dumb! Of all the advice given to the government locally AND internationally, this has is what you and you’re bombastic collegues have done.EIGHT YEARS your crowd had and have FAILED, MISERABLY!!!

  38. The truth March 5, 2017 at 7:07 am

    We bajans deserve everything we get for voting this incompetent lot in and then voting them back in knowing even then what a devastating first term they had.

  39. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 5, 2017 at 7:08 am


  40. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith March 5, 2017 at 7:51 am

    These ppl just putting salt in my wounds,you mean to tell me you really proud of f€€€€££ up this country ,somebody wake me up cause i got to be dreaming,tell me inniss do not say this, will inniss tell fumble call election and let bajans give you something to make you even prouder .#X

  41. Troy March 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Inniss should we be proud of high taxation, potholes, lies, squandering of NIS funds, lack of good leadership from the PM, 19 downgrades? This is your record my friend. And I want you to know your “party faithful” dwindling by the minute….each time your cohorts open their mouths and try to defend their party. Beware you have a time bomb in your party waiting to explode ….a certain “Pitbull” comes to mind.

  42. Jan Adams-Bostick
    Jan Adams-Bostick March 5, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I agree with you. Lot of bull politicians talking and have done nothing for this country. Enough is enough

  43. jrsmith March 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    If our politicians seen a billion comments , this wouldn’t make any difference, because the only people they talk to is foreigners over sea and they party faithful in barbados……..
    We are asking too much of a bunch of people, who doesn’t know what their are doing …
    Bajans have made sacrifices, but no dividends for that , because barbados is there for the taking , but not by bajans….
    It all goes to the Trinidadians and the commutations cartels plus the fact the profits from the tourist industry is always on the one way street , out of the island to foreign banks…….

  44. Waiting March 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, proud of getting back their 10% and their eventual pension. That is all this last year was about with the finance minister willing to resign if the dollar is to be devalue. What good will that be?

  45. Pat BB
    Pat BB March 5, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Let’s b real here coz some ppl refuse to b….

  46. Cheryl Maynard
    Cheryl Maynard March 5, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Shut them up by voting them to hell out then maybe we can have some quiet from Dems

  47. Debbie Jones
    Debbie Jones March 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    It’s true Cheryl. I so tired of Dem.

  48. Philip Joan Marshall
    Philip Joan Marshall March 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm


  49. Ryan R A Charles
    Ryan R A Charles March 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Yup they should be proud…a record breacking 18 times the dollar got downgraded…..record breaking percentage of people unemployed…..a record amount of time the PM kept his mouth shut and a record amount of taxes that get thrown in our asses….real proud you should be

  50. Ian Forde March 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I have read and listened to all the talk and comments from both sides of the fence and I am disgusted with the B and the D .I believe if a group of businessmem and come up with a decent cast of members as a political machine they would rule the governance for the next five years. Some of my reasons are that these members already have a base and not have to start from scratch .In my opinion all of these politicians are looking for a nest egg securing ito terms and then sit back and wait for healthy pensions which would be saddled on the backs of the tax payers and their children for as long as their the politician lives.In my opinion again these politicians do not care about the people or the masses ,they are about themselves. Right now we are between a rock and a hard place both are bad bad bad right now. I have two children approaching tertiary education soon and it seems hopelessly . I know that the BLP promised free university education again but over the years both sides give you so much promises then what? Nothing. This would not be a ideal situation but I would like to see a cast of businessmen like Sir Charles O Williams leading a party with a mixed a team of blacks and whites .Too many politicians win seats and in less than five years became unexplainably wealthy . People are suffering badly and the pretty talk is not cutting it. The last straw the return of the money on the ministers salaries all that is they are regaining the full salaries so that at the end of their term they would be getting the highest possible pension on their maximum salaries. It did not take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Question when they are gone who would providing their pensions for them. How unfair
    Get me some businessmen that has the country at heart and at least three quarter decent integrity wise. Too much money I’m going in the wrong areas and pockets. Sir Charles you have about one year you are not too old .The President of the United States is in his Seventies. I think we want you and people like you now. That is the gospel truth.

  51. John Q March 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    The poor Skipper is rolling in his grave; what an embarrassment to our people; we deserve better !!!!!


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