BLP reps say Government has let down the people

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament (MP) for St. James Central Kerrie Symmonds has pointed to “a tale of woe and destruction” in the constituency.

Symmonds, who walked through the constituency with other BLP representatives on Saturday, told journalists that the problems facing residents are many.

“It is not acceptable that in 2017 people do not have access to water facilities, and this is something we have continued to put up with in this constituency,” Symmonds said.

“In Fitts Village, quite frankly, it is an embarrassment to have to say that the road surface closely resembles a moonscape.

“It is impossible to drive in the area of Fitts Village without feeling for the people who have to put up with this kind of disgraceful representation by a Government,” Symmonds added.

The MP said the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration was responsible for the underdevelopment of the urban areas in the constituency adding that it was shameful that Government had passed on the responsibility of repairing roads to the private sector.

“I think it is a disgrace that people in the private sector of Barbados must use charitable funds . . . to do what Government is taxing us to do and that is to maintain a major artery of Highway One,” Symmonds said.

The BLP representative for St James South, Sandra Husbands, who was also present, pointed to the problem of youth unemployment.

“We have told our young people to go to school and study . . . and you will live a good life . . . our children went on our word and went forward and did that, only to find themselves now at a full stop because this economy for the past eight or nine years has been unable to absorb them,” Husbands said.

“So, all throughout these communities, whether it is the working class or middle-class areas, young people cannot get a job,” she added. (KK)

23 Responses to BLP reps say Government has let down the people

  1. Lynette Warden
    Lynette Warden March 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Ok, but tell us how are you going to fix it….give me details not no long talk and blaming each other…..i want to see how you will be takingvthe country forward

    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields March 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Well then, give a chance. You just remember this!! We can vote in and out as we please, because we have DEMOCRACY!!
      Therefore the only way you can know what opposition can do is by giving them a try. But you all making demands for opposition to tell you how. How is that possible? Maybe you love to hear stinking lie like what the DLP told and still telling!

    • Lynette Warden
      Lynette Warden March 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Maureen, i believe that when coming on the platform saying one thing and then doing the next is the problem…..then start the blame game….

    • harry turnover March 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

      You with that CHUPIDNESS too want to know what the opposition would do…maam they DON:T HAVE TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING about their plans BECAUSE they are the OPPOSITION….oppositions DO NOT RUN GOVERNMENTS and Governments DO NOT IMPLEMENT OPPOSITION IDEAS.
      READ their MANIFESTO when it comes out

  2. Peter March 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    So what else is new? Why don’t you caring fols go to the people and show them what you will do and start doing it NOW! Tal is cheap.

  3. Peter March 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm


  4. Jennifer March 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    “We have told our young people to go to school and study . . . and you will live a good life . . . our children went on our word and went forward and did that, only to find themselves now at a full stop”

    Don’t worry we were all white washed to do and believe the same. And another thing – just face reality, YOU are all responsible for the inaction, indifference, neglect, abstinence and dropping the ball syndrome in the communities. And for the lot that say they don’t have to do anything, why are they saying it about the other lot. Bring the solutions and start.

  5. Max March 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Yip this is their standard rhetoric , highlight ills on the media and then what , no solutions. All that time he is in opposition now close to elections he running around for votes , all of DEM andBLP same thing

    • Jennifer March 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      These people think that black people are ninc*ntpoops.

  6. jrsmith March 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for telling us, the Government has let down the people , No the people has let down themselves , because they have allowed the non productive untrustworthy politicians to get away with doing nothing,,
    Who had the guts to say to the constituency , this person we voted for has done nothing , we need a vote of no confidence in that person to have him or her remove from office, this only had to happen once and you would see how fast things change in barbados , but bajans have better things to do reading they bibles going to church and praying ,for what they cant tell you……….

    • hcalndre March 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      jrsmith; one talk show host every tuesday and wednesday says that God is going to bring barbados out of the recession so the politicians don`t have to worry, just sit, wait and read their bibles,

  7. concern bajan voter March 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    DLP definition.

    • Jennifer March 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      @Concern B V – I love that. Master piece.

  8. North Point March 26, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    silly season is in the air, so every one behaving silly, when you are on the out side looking in you have all the ideas, and when they get in, the blaming game starts.

  9. Tony March 27, 2017 at 2:19 am

    I have to believe that the BLP as an experienced political unit has a plan. What I believe needs to happen is for us the electorate to have our votes ready to send a strong message to the DLP that we are fed up with their incompetence and their fair promises.

  10. Whitehill March 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Jennifer, Please read jrsmith’s comments on 3/26, @4:30…
    As for politicians thinking we’re “ninc*ntpoop”, no matter what you black bajans feel or believe about yourselves, your attitude and actions says pretty much what your politicians think of you.

    • Jennifer March 27, 2017 at 11:04 am

      @Whitehill – IF the systems were put in place then there would be a difference occurring. These politicians are coconuts and breaded for that purpose. I know that very well. The politicians actually have no choice either. Look at what THEY did to Haiti up to this day. So its THEIR way or the burial ground way. Its wired in THEIR DNA strand. I am not worried though there is a new pharaoh in town for removal. And we all have the record of what happened to pharaoh. Believe it or not.

  11. greengiant March 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Tony we need to send a message to both Bees and Dees that we are fed up with them. They have done the same thing to our people. The Bees just had 14 years to fit the homes in this area with water toilets. They placed gravy in Urban and Rural development for such purposes, they gave their favored people contracts to do such work prior to ICC 2007. How did they miss out on these people? Oh I forgot they were not the party representing this area at that time, I think it was the party now in government so this area was left out.

    The message now to these people is, ” vote for our candidate and we will fix things”. This is the politics of the opposition party. That’s why we need a new party governing this country, let the Bees and Dees battle it out on the opposition benches for a decade or so. This will send them back to political school, and rid us of the occupational forces within their parties. New blood will come along hopefully with new ideas, and a desire to work for the people.

    For sure political education is best learned while in opposition, there’s no doubt about that. I can’t believe these politicians have the nerve to walk about talking about pit toilets, and about jobs. This is the 21st century Ms. husbands, how many jobs can you create for these young people when you couldn’t create enterprises with the members of the SBA? Ms. husbands respectfully, you couldn’t represent the interest of a few hundred SBA members, so tell me how can you represent these people? You are all hoping to benefit from a national swing, and I hope the swing is percentages away from both the B L P and D L P this time around. This country needs a solution that is clearly beyond both leading parties.

    • Jennifer March 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

      @Green Giant – I fully understand what you are saying, but until you can get a TOTAL MENTAL OVERHAUL of the 95% brain and thinking power there will be no change, believe you me. The problem stems from the belief that everything is OK and that the LION is lying down with the LAMB, so everything is all well and good, just like MLK wanted it to be. But for who???? Only the LION in luxury while the LAMB continue in their Quest for comfort bleating and eating grass and only there for the eating. Nice Lamb chops. You will even have to step out of Barbados setting and look world wide to see what I mean. But we will think this is Barbados so it is different. No!!! its in their DNA strand. AND WHO DO WE PUT IN THERE, I CAN SEE THE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE OF THAT FRAME OF MIND TOO.

  12. Helicopter(8P) March 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    In a tourism industrialized country one would think that maximum input would be designated to have high standards of main tourist traveled highways and call for action to these standards would be the representatives of the effected districts, responsible by the Ministries of Transport, Tourism, and Environment. I would not think that any one of those representatives could sleep well at night knowing that the safety of international persons was at risk along with our population due to common disregard. How could I feel on the government’s pay day? How can I feel collecting transportation pay?

  13. jrsmith March 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

    @, hcalandre , hail , hail , good addition , must further add , bajans paid a ( Mr Benny Hinn ) 300,000 dollars for 2 days praying , just think what that money could have done to improve the agriculture base in barbados,
    Also didn’t a bajan pastor said the earth quakes of barbados was because god was shifting the oil nearer to barbados, this is what our people has been relegated to………..
    But at lease they are doing more than the politicians……………..

    We the people of barbados must open our eyes and see where we are to compare with 3 decades ago, we must see the political landscape around the world is all the same , what we see the …..( Corporate Political Corruption) from the various establishment , if we notice new politicians just slot into they political parties as easy as pie….
    We in barbados dont have a political establishment problem , no need to because the establishment have no political interest they are in financial control , just the 1% of our island ..
    What do us bajans do for the good of our country and to protect the culture and heritage and way of life which is still world envy , we must recaptured the same, to past on to our new generation, we have had enough of the politicians nonsense, we have had enough of the non action, we need to have something to protect ourselves from our politicians ,,,
    Our constituencies need to challenge the politicians now face to face not on a silly radio programme , as to why , we voted them in to bring some prosperity and security to our nation they all have failed , its either they do or go , resign , walk away We have had enough its now or never,.,.,.,

    • Jennifer March 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

      jrsmith – fully agree with you. However, I think you are seriously UNDERESTIMATING THE 1p club. Why are all of these Caribbean countries in the $AME DITCH?????? They can’t all be staggering with strong drink.

  14. jrsmith March 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    @, Jennifer , hail, hail , good shot butuut , they are coming around and following the black ghetto and people in the hood in the (US) still believing they are niggas………..


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