No time to be ‘giddy’, warns Mottley

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley last night warned party supporters that now was not the time for them to get ‘giddy’, even though the political winds appear to be turning in their favour.

Mottley was speaking against the backdrop of Wednesday’s landslide victory in the Bahamas by the opposition Free National Movement, led by Dr Hubert Minnis, which crushed the Progressive Liberal Party of incumbent Prime Minister Perry Christie by 34 to five, ending the PLP’s five-year rule.

However, Mottley is not about to pop the champagne cork here just yet, even though there were other encouraging signs that a political change wind was blowing across the Caribbean.

Apart from the Bahamas, she pointed to recent wins by opposition parties in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, but called on her supporters to hold back on any premature victory celebrations.

“I ask all of us to recognize and don’t be giddy by the fact that governments have lost easily in the region, like last night,” Mottley said, while cautioning that “it is not an election we are trying to win, it is a country we are trying to transform”.

Before a packed audience at the Grand Salle, she however boasted that “there is wind in our sail. There is no doubt about that”.

However, “the wind in our sail can only move to carry us to shore safely,” she added, while explaining that her ultimate objective was to take the BLP ashore “not as 30 candidates, but as 30 people representing the dreams and aspirations of a Barbados that is ready to be liberated again”.

Mottley stressed that even though the immediate goal was to win the next election constitutionally due next year, the long term objective was to bring about a “revolution” that carries with it the spirit of transformation and should guide the next 25 to 30 years of Barbados’ development.

The BLP leader said that without such understanding, “then we shall not be successful in the mission”.

10 Responses to No time to be ‘giddy’, warns Mottley

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 13, 2017 at 6:57 am

    The problem I have with you is not the fact that you do not have it in you to run the country, but if you will run the country according to its needs and what must be done in the name of set priorities. Those needs mean looking after every one and not just an important few. Your BLP have done some shyte in the past that cause you to be booted out of power. Now your chance is just around the corner will you rule with respectability or let power rush to your head and engage in a lot of s…..?

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  2. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Barbados Today, you can try to block all the comments about Mia Mottley. It just shows why the media in Barbados are looked upon as the raisins in the nasty pudding. Why don’t your editors, who have lambasted the Democratic Labour Party for their ignorance, don’t write a stinging piece admonishing the opposition leader to pay special attention to the need for transparent governance and greater stipulations impose on government spending. Instead you censor the SSS for wanting a better system of governance from a political system that proves it is corrupt and onesided. Do not see that the more you block me, the more you show where your truly loyalities lie? This is the reason you are being branded as a mere string puppet online news agency. Shame on you all.

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  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Hahahahaah so I am banned I see. Oh that is just hilarious. Pathetic little puppet online news. Just as political as the two other sold out news papers

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  4. Carson C. Cadogan May 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    There wont be any landslide in Barbados for the Barbados Labour Party.

    It will be back to the opposition benches for your lot.

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  5. Mikey May 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    @CCC,,, How many times are you going to vote to stop the BLP ?
    There are some suicidal persons among us ,, but You think that the majority of Barbadians are suicidal or love Pain ?

    You better wake up out of your stupor !

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  6. Zeus May 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    SSS you get banned too lol

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  7. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Barbados Today, you blocked the comment pertaining to Mottley but allow the one criticising you. What sort of news agency are you really? When are you going hold the Barbados Labour Party to be an accountable and transparent government. Why don’t you write a stinging piece highlighting all that the Barbados Labour Party did when they were in power that cause them to be booted out of power. Do you want them to be another Stuart led administration who are simply for the rich and highly influence? You people have no patriotism whatsoever. Just another partisan newsmedia looking to establish links.

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  8. jrsmith May 14, 2017 at 5:16 am

    My take , I feel bajans will wake days after the coming election and realize the same troubled government is still there ….. and then what , the same thing will happen, the black masses still tongue tied frighten speak or to display that so call democracy of basic freedom to challenge our corrupt politicians…………

    Bajans need to be in a position to be able to use the same voting arrangement , to be able to remove from office all failed politicians as easy as possible …..
    Our people cannot go through another term of pain and suffering, or can they , but first to have change the people must first change themselves ………………………………………………..
    Party voting should have thought bajans a lesson , over the past
    decades that all it does in our 2 party system is a swap out and in by parties , what have the black masses in Barbados to show for the last 3 decades…..that 1% of our nation is still in command with they comfortable life styles…….All the party ….. games… and stupidity see what it has done to ( Political Parliamentary Democracy ) in the (UK) which is now a one party state……..

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  9. Sunshine Sunny Shine May 14, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Barbados Today, you are partisan political puppet. Why don’t you allow the previous comments on this article to feature. How comes you allow the one concerining Abrahams call for the integrity legislation. You won’t be able to protect Mia Mottley from the truth for too long. If she too is a rat it is only a matter of time before the light send them scampering. Rats are on both sides, not just the DLP dummies and crooked pretenders.

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  10. Lorenzo May 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    SSS,the only partisan political poppet I see on here is you,along with CCC and a few others.Nothing you try will prevent Mia Mottley from becoming the next PM.You like Dr Lowe can come with same sex marriage and your transparency code which according to you do not apply to your party theDLP but only to Mia Mottley.You can write all you like and the Trini Dem can rant and Rave all she likes about solutions I believe barbadians have had enough of this government and only waiting with baited breath to kick them out of office.Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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