BLP fresh and ready – Mottley

The Barbados Labour Party observed Founder’s Day and celebrated its 79th anniversary today with leader Mia Mottley holding up the organization as an example of how the country can come together and emerge from challenges.

BLP members gathered in the Steel Shed, Queen’s Park for a church service, walked over to the churchyard of the St Michael Cathedral to lay a wreath on the tomb of its founder and National Hero Sir Grantley Adams, then retreated to the Roebuck Street headquarters for lunch.

“Our path has not been smooth, it’s not been easy, but the country’s path that lies before us is not smooth or easy,” Mottley said in brief remarks during the service.

A section of the BLP congregation at the Steel Shed

Stating that the BLP went through one of its most challenging periods in its history, she said, “but we stand together as a family today ready for the mission at … [hand], in the same way that this country is going to ask us how we are going to get the country together to move as one”.

She told the congregation, “in the same way that we have done it as a party we shall do it as a country, with your help”.

“We are new, we are fresh but we are rooted in the principles of the Barbados Labour Party of 1938 and the spirit of transformation of Grantley Adams.”

She spoke of having a BLP team that is “right for the times, and a team that reflects both the experience, the youth the passion, the creativity, but more importantly the character and the courage that is necessary at the moment”.

“This mission to transform, not to save, Barbados, requires people of character and of courage,” she said. (GA)

11 Responses to BLP fresh and ready – Mottley

  1. Peter April 23, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    That looks like all seats taken and very little standing room only. It kind of tells me who will win the next elections. Miss undecided you best change your name to….. I-lie-fuh-true… One word with four syllables.

  2. Sunshine Sunny Shine April 24, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Will you bring a difference of leadership to the Barbados landscape that will be governance for all and not a few?

    Will you revamp, reform, amend or introduce legislation that will make all government operations accountable, transparent, Freedom of Information for public scrutiny and anticorruption legislation that give powers to law force authorities to deal with corrupt government ministers and goverment operatives?

    Will you increase the powers of the auditior general to look after the public purse with the aim that if his office identifies breaches in the financial rules he can cancel ab sofort, the proposal or recommendation of any government minister, senior level government official or any other?

    Will you be willing to have referendums made available to the people for any project that incurs mutimillion dollar costs or that has the potential to impact the landscape of Barbados in a way that affects its norms?

    Will you make it compulsory that your ministers must make themselves available to their constituents for at least one full day in a week to hear their cries and concerns and that those cries and concerns must be written and communicated on a day that the house will set aside to address these concerns with the intention to effect remedial actions?

    Mia Mottley I am interested in changes in usual modus operandi of ministerial official and their elected leaders that is different from the shyte fed to Barbados over decades of BLP and DLP leadership.

    • Jennifer April 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

      We talk about grass roots. However, we already got grass roots around. What we miss is that there are two types of grass – green and dry. Now how does grass become dry, usually from constant EXPOSURE TO THE SUN and a lack of water aka nutrients. Or possibly given some weedol. This is another set of dry grass for disposal. Either put it for rumination or burn the lot so that fresh shoots can come up.

      • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

        The land on which you would seek to plant new grass on belongs to two sets of divided farmers who do not like change and accustom to the grass they have been nurturing for countless years. Therefore, if you want new grass, you got to change the land owner or introduce a soil that either cannot dispute its growth potential and nutrient value for producing grass and other produce we never thought possible on the two irritable soils.

        • Jennifer April 24, 2017 at 8:40 am

          @SSS – Well said. But SSS, if you know me from my words my land does not even encompass any of these lot of sell outs. One fast to sell the other slow to sell, but both selling. I still waiting for my juggernaut. Keep up the fight sis.

          • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 24, 2017 at 10:51 am


            Someone(s) has to fight. Fighting the position to run the country has been the ultimate prize for benefactors of two political parties to elevate themselves from rags to riches. And, they have done it at the expense of country, its people, and its progress. The shyte that they have done is only known now because the economy is not strong enough to cover up their big money deals. Imagine if the economy was burning on all four cylinders and Cahill had gotten through. Do you know how much money in draw back those band of thieves would be taking home? Notwithstanding that they have all gotten a large share of money during the last years what they all think was good and prudent management of Barbados. Stuuuuuuuuupse

      • Peter April 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

        Jennifer. You obviously don’t know your grasses. There is the dried up one that can be rolled and wrapped and smoked Go get educated.

  3. F.A.Rudder April 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Innovative Technology astounding Economics and never before seen productivity if these thing are ready to be put into immediate action then our global and fair land will be a model player in this here globe village! It’s easy to express these word but it takes great effort in executing action! We have to be once again a decade ahead in analyzing our destiny.

  4. Ralph Talma April 24, 2017 at 11:21 am

    1. I like your overall mission, explain it carefully to the people. Also, be very thorough in your preparations/aspirations for Office and you will find that although the sea is very rough now, there will be calm for you and the BLP when the race begins.
    2. Not long to wait. Good luck and God bless.

  5. Carlisle Norville April 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    i would like to ask all concern ,we have a small minority of white people here in Barbados that run things behind the scene, ( guardians of our heritage) we have laws in parliament that were pass down from England, that stipulate how blacks should be governed ,when will the people that we put in power change those laws so that blacks in Barbados can progress ,( when will we have price controll as develope countries do ,my brothers & sisters we live under a democracy that manipulates us, & its time that we insist that ministers be held accountable, for large sums of money that just disappear. i dont have to say anything else, i guess you got my driff

  6. Carlisle Norville April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    by the way I am ALL for the B.L.P, when i needed gainfull employment even though i was not a member of the party ,i was given a gob in the government that paid well( so i cant forget the kindness shown to me by the B.L.P. as compared to the prime minister that sits in his castle Ilario court, & look out for & entertain returning whites, & support his yard fouls & no body else,


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