High praises from PM for his Cabinet

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been singing the praises of his Cabinet for their “discipline and tenacity” in helping him to guide Barbados through a very difficult period.

Noting that it is now nearly 10 years since his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was elected to office on January 15, 2008, the Prime Minister said that they assumed the mantle of Government just after a global financial meltdown had shaken the western world in the last quarter of 2007, a crisis that would last for about 10 years.

“In that context and against that background, the Government has tried to ensure that the standard of living and quality of life of Barbadians would be protected from the worst effects of that global crisis,” Stuart told those gathered at the DLP’s 62nd Annual Conference.

“I should like therefore to thank members of the Cabinet and members of Parliament for the discipline and tenacity which they have shown during this very challenging period.

“Beset behind and before by carping criticism, and often frivolous opposition, these men and women dug their heels in and completed their many assignments and executed their many tasks on behalf of the people of Barbados,” Stuart added.

The Prime Minister also thanked the people of Barbados for resisting every pressure to surrender to pessimism, to despondency and to despair and “every inducement to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land”.

“Barbados is still here, the dire apocalyptic predictions of unravelling and destruction have not come to pass, the social services we ordinarily provide are still there, the economy has not collapsed, our currency peg is still intact and we are still paying our debts. All of this we’ll be able to maintain because we have pinned our faith on the good sense and maturity of the people of Barbados,” Stuart added.

56 Responses to High praises from PM for his Cabinet

  1. Sunshine Sunny Shine September 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Bahhhhhh hahahaahah. What de shyte this bold face pretender talking about. You praising a bunch of disrespectful misfits for wuh again? Please spell out clearly what each of them including yourself have done in the last 10 years. Are we any better off following the global financial melt down? Provide us with some facts since you seem to think that wunna did a good job

    • Randolph September 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Barbados has gone back many years under these jokers.He will go down as the worse PM B’dos ever had.

  2. Saga Boy September 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Fantastic speech.

    • hcalndre September 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

      @Saga Boy; Fantastic speech? I can see that you are a die hard supporter of the DLP but can you be so hypocritical and deceitful that you can`t be honest with yourself for once. There is no way you can give this government a passing grade on anything for the 9 years, unless you and Stuart uses the eye glasses.

  3. Jay Manny
    Jay Manny September 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm


    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer September 3, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      For not kicking him out?

    • Jay Manny
      Jay Manny September 3, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Ah, ah see!

    • Roger Fitzgerald
      Roger Fitzgerald September 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Wat they say nothing from nothing leaves nothing dats wat we get the last 9 years now u want to talk

  4. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow September 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Self serving bunch of useless TITS

  5. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman September 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Hmmm for wrecking the economy? Or for not giving a damn about the average bajans? Or becoming rich at the expense of the the average bajans? Or is it for the influx of guns and the lack of any real leadership on how to tackle the OK choral and wild west shootings? The patting on the back seems endless and boundless with all that has befallen our sweet Barbados over the last 9+ years.

  6. Janis Taylor September 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I agree whole heartedly with Sunshine Sunny Shine.
    These dishonest politicians are raping the country and causing this financial crisis. Praising his band of thieves! This is a real joke.

  7. jrsmith September 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Since the priminister is awake and talking to the democrats his party followers, would he now be ready to explain to our nation what has happen to the 900 millions bds dollars , which cannot be accounted for reminding him the (Audit General’s ) report………..

  8. Kevin King
    Kevin King September 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    They ment to say
    Hi prices from PM and his cabinet …

  9. Boyce Jr Angus
    Boyce Jr Angus September 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Old ppl did say……self praise ain’t nah praise

    • John Harewood
      John Harewood September 4, 2017 at 10:53 am

      True.only when both non supporters and supporters give praise then you can say you got to be doing something right

  10. Baz Moz
    Baz Moz September 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Complete twat

  11. Juanita Blanco
    Juanita Blanco September 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    A fisherman would never say he fish stink!

  12. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield September 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Why of course. Birds of a feather…. together

  13. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald September 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    A bunch of crocks an bandits wat foolishness u mean to tell me wen dis jack ass for a pm we got do wake up an open he stink mouth he wid he ugly Lord u know but I had to say it every time he open he ass mouth garbage comes out … Mr pm take wat I tell u it u don’t have nothing to say them say nothing we sicj of u an de DLP we can care less for 9 years now u want to talk stupseee

  14. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood September 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Agree with you kevin lol

  15. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald September 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    You an the DLP time is up an at the end of it all u will be remembered as the Pm as blind deff an dumb an no one will care by by u an ur bunch of bandits a east of 9 years

  16. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Elections forthwith

  17. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Where he gets it from I keep telling wunnah

  18. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch September 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    He mean the rum cabinet I totally agree or the medicine one.

  19. Donnita Douglin
    Donnita Douglin September 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Our PM mouth have de belly now

  20. Saga Boy September 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    He woke up all the BLPites.

  21. Tony Webster September 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Surely, the Joker jests? Whatever happened to the those eleven eager acolytes, earnest of purpose, but weak of spines?
    BTW, do we have any good psychiatrists hereabouts, who might be looking for work? Doan get me wrong…I’m not referring to the Right Honourable gentleman….I am really concerned for any Bajan of adult suffrage age….who would even invest a steupse after reading this piffle.

  22. Carson C Cadogan September 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Well done , Mr. Prime Minister. We all have a lot thank them for. Doing a lot with a little.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Roger Headley September 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      I agree Carson, with the little brains you all have you were able to ‘do a lot’

  23. Roger Headley September 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The PM has no idea what his Ministers did or are doing – they mekking monkey sport at he. He only knows what he did not do.

  24. And they will fall September 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Murrrrrda, wa loss, somebody come quick…Frun dun loss all he damn marbles jest as soon as he wake up from he 8 year coma. Father Lord HELP!!!!!

  25. Horse Dung September 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    The ‘global financial meltdown’ never lasted 10 years anywhere else though….

  26. Ralph Greene September 3, 2017 at 6:05 pm


  27. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen September 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The emperor and his new clothes and not one of his subjects will tell him his slip was showing and kept their mouth shut and partake of the cabinet of goodies while the kingdom suffered,The emperor call his annual meeting and shower his subjects with praises

  28. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell September 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I Can’t believe he didn’t get to perform at comedy fest,this joke sure to bring d house down

  29. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole September 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    It seems as though he has another Cabinet that is invisible. Even so what has the invisible Cabinet done to merits praise. The visible Cabinet has done nothing worthy of praise.

  30. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier September 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    The man is impossible

  31. Kammie Holder September 3, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Piissing on my boots and telling me it’s raining. OMG Mr Stuart. even the Grenada government just had a cabinet reshuffle

  32. Max Carter
    Max Carter September 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    i finished with the internet for the night

  33. Gittens Hallam
    Gittens Hallam September 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Just here for the comments

  34. Daisy Suzanne King
    Daisy Suzanne King September 3, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Chief of the Billy, Alpine, Nanny and Mountain Cabinet!!!!

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Miss Daisy just awe—-some hehehehehe

  35. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson September 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Who gave them that

  36. Randolph September 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    A split personality is a serious mental condition.The president and the PM

  37. Sonia Hayde
    Sonia Hayde September 3, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    It’s amusing how the prime minster can get u haters all work up and u all don’t ruffle a feather on him history will record him as prime minster of Barbados what will history record of u haters

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      sonia i believe no one hate stuart, cause we weren’t born to hate, but its the nasty, wicked oppression they are doing to people…how u could restore ur 10% an no raise for the workers? how could u force people into retirement an not ah cent as yet? an my god the taxes, taxes, taxes….pray tell me that wouldn’t trigger off people?

    • Daisy Suzanne King
      Daisy Suzanne King September 4, 2017 at 2:13 am

      Not worked up ,just stating the facts. 19 downgrades,Crime and Violence,no increases for public workers,taxes cahn done. Roads in a mess. Public funds mismanaged and squandered ,to put it politely!!!! What a “Proud record”” !!!He deserves all the comments. He is a poor and ineffective leader of a low rate, less than honest cabinet. FACTS. That is all.

    • Roger Alleyne
      Roger Alleyne September 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

      History will also show him as the worst pm this country ever had

  38. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    not like me, if god spare the life he give me, my toes will be on the white line at 05:30am

  39. Natalie Murray
    Natalie Murray September 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for destroying the middle class –
    Thanks for the current hardship –
    Thanks for the financial stress that UWI students are currently facing –
    Thanks for high food prices –
    Thanks for introducing a Tax Clearance Certificate –
    Thanks for closing Alma Parris school –
    Thanks for not assisting the residents at Whitehill.
    Great job guys!!!!

  40. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    nice photo, keep them coming

  41. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe September 4, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Self praise ain’t no praise

  42. Leroy September 4, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I propose a bill that would require all cabinet members who attended UWI and all other professionals to go into campus bursar and pay back their tuition costs or set up a payment plan to show their true desire and care for Barbados and university education, Fruendel should be first in line.

    Instead of all the foolish self praise.

  43. Darson September 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Question Daisy Susanne King ,I asked this question of another person and did not get an answer . (? did we have 19 down grades or did 3 or 4 rating agencies give a negative rating all at the same time on the same portfolio) how is this 19 .if you were speeding and 4 cops pull you over and charge you at the same time how many tickets would you get?

  44. George Brathwaite
    George Brathwaite September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Most persons in the audience at George Street were not convinced. More certain is that a majority of the Barbadian electorate will dismiss this hyperbolic nonsense for just what it is. Sorry PM, you and your Cabinet have failed the masses of this country.

  45. Tony Webster September 4, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Darson: the question that you really ought to be asked, is even if there are only four roads ( tracks, if potholes matter) leading our ZR into Rovky a gully….how are you and DEM going to get us OUT? I never knew there were debt-ratings below “junk”… but we cud just reach out and touch that one now.

    We desperately need to consolidate and space-out monumental debts and repayments on capital projects….(plus all the moolah that our Auditor-General cannot sign-off for)….but no one except Intimidating Menacing Forces, would be mad enough to throw good money after bad… without applying the appropriate “medicine”

    Our conundrum, is not about you, or Daisy, or me…it’s about taking tough,I’mmediate remedial policy actions, in order to leave anything resembling a viable future for our children! Is tgat really too hard to understand?


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