Stuart keeps country waiting for election date

Still no word from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the munch-anticipated date for a general election which is constitutionally due here by the middle of next year.

In fact, Stuart told a large gathering at his ruling Democratic Labour Party’s George Street headquarters today that the President has not had time to talk to the Prime Minister on the matter.”

“I don’t know how far away we are now from the general election. The President of the Democratic Labour Party has been so busy that he has not had time to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister,” Stuart, who holds both portfolios, said to the delight of the audience.

This comes against the backdrop of rising calls, especially from the opposition Barbados Labour Party for Stuart to call the elections now.

However, while telling party supporters that the elections will be a fight to the finish he stopped short of answering the opposition’s call.

In his wide-ranging address, Stuart also touched on the issue of education saying that there was a need to move away from the individualistic objectives of learning to a more societal focus on the needs of the citizenry.

“The Barbados of the next 50 years of independence will need an educated class of persons, not just interested in their personal fortunes, but committed to the development of Barbados and to the welfare of their fellow citizens,” Stuart said.

“Good citizenship will require a heavier emphasis on civics and a heavier emphasis on ethics. Our young people must know, must understand and must respect the institutions that govern their lives. Teaching much inculcate in them a clear distinction of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad, what is fair and what is unfair, what is just and what is unjust, what is blameless and what is blame worthy,” he added.

The prime minister also dealt with the vexing issue of crime, promising that a series of measure to tackle the scourge will be rolled out soon.

“A suite of legislative and other measures, all within the constitution, to confront this issue is engaging the attention of Cabinet at the moment. These measures, the Royal Barbados Police Force has assured us, will enhance considerably the capacity of the force to deal with this scourge. Stay tuned,” Stuart said.

53 Responses to Stuart keeps country waiting for election date

  1. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron September 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Hope them getting pay to sit in them seats… Hmmm Dem still got some ppl brainwash

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 4, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Pathetic isn’t it.

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    • Michael Goddard September 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Indeed they are paid – at taxpayer expense to sit as members of the house and to serve in cabinet and other roles. I believe the recent march where 20,000 citizens voiced discontent at the recent tax hikes demonstrates the loss of confidence in this administration. They should have called elections at the right civic minded response – 10 years of failed plans requires a new approach. However they seem bent on milking taxpayers of every last cent until elections.

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  2. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow September 3, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Ignorance is the single greatest tool of oppression

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    • Ricardo Worrell
      Ricardo Worrell September 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      I think they getting food n drinks after

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow September 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Ricardo Worrell Guyanese have a saying …”dem hang dem mouth whey the soup ah leak”

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    • Sean King
      Sean King September 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Ricardo Worrell Most of them probably gone for the food and drinks cause they don’t have a clue what is going on in this country,just brainwash by a leader

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      jiggs wuking e spell on dem

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

      But in this age of information it is no excuse

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow September 4, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Valerie Hoyte that saddens me too no end..unfortunately this nomsense persist based on flase trust ,especially! in the arenas of policies of politicians and politics

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  3. John Everatt September 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    The Prime Minister would have done well to include what is truth and what is lies in his wish list. However, I guess this is not so important to this government or maybe to all governments.

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    • Patty September 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Please respect the fact that people have a brain to make their own decisions. Why do we always have to insult people because they don’t do what we want?
      Today for them. Tomorrow for you

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  4. Ernest Gittens
    Ernest Gittens September 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    He is waitingfor a miracle to save he

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  5. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Wait, isn’t the date pre set? Why wait on him to set it?

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 4, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I asked the same question… That is not true democracy. You leave power in the hand of the man you want out? Don’t make sense

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    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 4, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Exactly

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    • hcalndre September 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      @Cherylann; Barbados don`t have a fix date for their general election, that`s why Froon could call it in the middle of the year and let`s say that they`re re-elected, the next time would be close to the end of that year, so elections have gone almost 6 months later than the usual time because Froon don`t want to be short change in case he loses the election.

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  6. Kimmy Slimz
    Kimmy Slimz September 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Just note you ain’t getting back in office…

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  7. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix September 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    De gas keep going up,by de time he get vote out,it gun be $5 per litre

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  8. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore September 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    One thing is certain. There’ll be an election. One that ushers in a change. That we will no longer have to deal with him feels like a millstone being loosened from around the neck, choking we. Be gone. Good riddance.

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      crabs need to be in da holes

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  9. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray September 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Do like the rest take as much as you can now.

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  10. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose September 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    You can prolong the inevitable all you want sir, it still won’t save you and your sorry party from getting swept out of power.
    Having your party gala on a sunday! really ain’t no miracle coming to save you and your serfs.

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  11. George Brathwaite
    George Brathwaite September 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Did he really say anything of merited interest?

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  12. d-coolie-man September 3, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    large gathering !!! I still seeing empty seats an old die-hards.

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  13. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe September 4, 2017 at 12:16 am

    He scared cause he seat gone

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  14. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea September 4, 2017 at 12:25 am

    IDIOT

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry September 4, 2017 at 3:13 am

      I love this. We need one for -45…

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    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 4, 2017 at 6:59 am

      You mean his twin( BTW) I don’t call him by none of his titles .. he is not deserving

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  15. Wendy Wickham
    Wendy Wickham September 4, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Omg I wish that fool would call the election next week an put him in the mental hospital

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    • hcalndre September 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Wendy; Stuart ent going to no mad house, he is going to the bank with the taxpayers money for the rest of his life. Can`t you see that he is only there for the pay check from the beginning.

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  16. Ancelle John
    Ancelle John September 4, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Because he doesn’t want to go home

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  17. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett September 4, 2017 at 5:50 am

    What did frumble really said? Rambling all kind of incoherent gibberish and those blinded programmed idiots cheering him…smh

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    • Hermine Alleyne
      Hermine Alleyne September 4, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      He is using Trump hand book, six cents in people,with clog brains.

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  18. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 4, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I don’t see not oneof his minister deserving of a win. A selfish group of people.

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  19. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite September 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    ” whatever”.!!

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  20. Valerie Hoyte
    Valerie Hoyte September 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I think the prime minister is reading our post. Our expectation for the future leader he is repeating. I also don’t understand why he has to call election, that should be standard and part of the democratic process… Outside of any leader except in cases of emergencies

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete September 4, 2017 at 9:53 am

      It the protocol for PM to call it when he chooses within the timeline I think

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  21. Alex Alleyne September 4, 2017 at 7:35 am

    “CONSTITUTIONALLY DUE HERE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR”.
    Going the whole nine yards…….I run things………….End of story.

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  22. harry turnover September 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Wunna doan know Stuart would feel worse if wunna don’t talk about when de election coming ?
    By now EVERYBODY that knows him would tell you that he is going out to the baller AGAIN.
    Stuart got one thing pun wunna when election time and date are mentioned…he gine feel important that ONLY he knows.
    Just ignore the man that’s all and prepare for the celebrations when he announces the date AND HE GOT TO and that is when ALL a DEM gine be NERVOUS because ALL A DEM GINE BE GOING THROUGH DE EDDOES…..can’t even join the youth servous after… lol

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  23. Mary Paul
    Mary Paul September 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

    He dont have to do it untill next year

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  24. Puppa Weekes September 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

    “The President of the Democratic Labour Party has been so busy that he has not had time to discuss the matter with the Prime Minister,”

    Ok Sir, I respect you so much that I refuse to accept it as a joke or sarcasm.

    Just a lack of communication amongst the different personalities or our Great Leader, quite understandable.

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  25. Jennifer September 4, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I bet you people that dem get back in that slave house.

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  26. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

    BLP and all the other folks calling for elections be real that ain’t going to happen until exact date it’s constitionally due so stop wasting time politricking.By all accounts barring a miracle DLP gine get smoke so why would they call early election come on people that aint rocket science,just don’t care for any of these political parties but reality is reality.

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  27. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier September 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    This is only the most evil thing that anyone has ever done to Barbados this guy knows that we need election and we need it now we needed it 3 years ago he’s refusing to call election so as to squeeze as much as he can out of the coffers

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  28. BIGSKY September 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Freundel Stuart you can tell the President after the election is called he will have to look for a job.PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF HIS VERBAL DIARRHEA.

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  29. Lady Boss
    Lady Boss September 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Blessing assurance DLP it’s times,

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  30. Saga Boy September 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    All indications are that the DLP will win the next General Elections. Remember last time you guys were very every sure. Your negative descriptions of the PM and the DLP will not get you anywhere. You are desperate for power and it shows. You people are mouthing bare emotions. The BLP will only win if the DLP supporters stay at home. The BLP supporters are divided with half supporting Mottley, half supporting Maria, half still supporting Owen and the other half voting for the DLP and the new parties. George Payne still got Hinckson in Court. I heard that some BLP candidates have said Mia cannot lead them no where. The BLP is fragmented and rudderless.

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    • Jennifer September 4, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      @Saga – They will win again. It only calls for rational thinking to see it.

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  31. Lorenzo September 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Saga boy and Jennifer if you all so confident call the election let the people decide and if despite 19 downgrades ,no increase for civil servants for nie years while they got back their 10% ,increase in crime with a non crime fighting AG,problems with garbage collections ,the roads in a state and other problems and voters vote them back in they would deserve anything they get,but I know bajans to be sensible people and they are waiting with baited breath,so bring it on both of you will find out who is divided.There if it comes now or later it has to come that is for sure.

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