Inniss not worried about female rivals

Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss is not losing sleep over the fact that both his declared opponents for the seat are women – Sandra Husbands of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party and Cristal Austin of the United Progressive Party.

However, Inniss told Barbados TODAY he expected a tough campaign, therefore, he would not be complacent.

When political scientist Peter Wickham predicted earlier this week that the incumbent Democratic Labour Party could count on four safe seats in the next general election, Inniss’ was not among the four.

But he said skill and commitment would determine the winner of the seat.

“Having two female opponents is not a big issue for me. I am not one to focus on gender issues. I welcome women being involved in areas that were traditionally male dominated, but the truth of the matter is that we have had females in politics now for many decades, so the issue of women in politics should not be a big issue. It is more a matter of skills and commitment to the cause.

“I am very mindful that I do have a significant challenge in St James South. I am not going to stand here and tell you that the re-election of myself as parliamentary representative for St James South is going to be any walk in the park. I have never, upon entering active politics, for one moment, felt that there is room for complacency or that I can sit back, relax and think that I have it locked down,” he stressed.

Notwithstanding, a confident Inniss told Barbados TODAY he would continue to focus on areas of concern for his constituents as he seeks a third term.

“I am going to run on my commitment to the people of St James South. I am going to run on my stewardship as a Cabinet minister as well, and as a relatively young man who I believe still has a future in national development,” he said.

Inniss maintained that the imposition of a number of taxes and removal of some allowances by the governing party had made it more difficult for his constituents to meet their daily commitments.

He said he would try to explain to constituents why the DLP had taken certain economic decisions.

“I am [more]. . . concerned about my constituents’ ability to pay their bills on time and their ability to better secure their children’s future and about the kind of infrastructure they have around them, than I am concerned, quite frankly, about people’s private life,” Inniss said.

“It will not be an easy campaign. I have never had one decent campaign in St James South. It has always been one of mudslinging, accusations of nefarious activities, very nasty personal attacks on myself and my family and I expect that such will continue. But that is not my style,” Inniss said.

25 Responses to Inniss not worried about female rivals

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    33 lashes with de flat side of a cutlass…I will volunteer to administer them

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    • Shelly-Ann Caddle
      Shelly-Ann Caddle October 19, 2017 at 9:00 am

      I won’t waste time wid he just drop he in the Atlantic with the sharks leave him out there

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  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall October 18, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I hope she beat your pims

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  3. Wayne T Griffith
    Wayne T Griffith October 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    UPP candidate is a real winning choice. She is destined to do well.

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd October 19, 2017 at 5:47 am
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    • Wayne T Griffith
      Wayne T Griffith October 19, 2017 at 5:50 am

      Looking in the mirror at your self again Ms. Lloyd?

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    • Shelly-Ann Caddle
      Shelly-Ann Caddle October 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Lolol UPP? Wasn’t the leader of that party in a seat and lost it cause the constituents saw her as a waste but ok

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  4. Bajan boy October 19, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Donville do you mean money or skills? Wayne T Griffith you just as stupid as the one we go does control you. Mean you cant think for yourself for just once. Crystal will be among those losing deposits you clown

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  5. Curious October 19, 2017 at 1:01 am

    One UPP seat – Crystal is a grassroots candidate and well liked.

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  6. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens October 19, 2017 at 1:14 am

    He better be.

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  7. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 19, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I AIN’T CARE WHO GET IN SO LONG UR SEAT GONE…

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  8. hcalndre October 19, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Donville said that he is concerned about his constituency (poor people) not able to pay their bills. Well this is a plus for him and the party come election time. The race will be won by the horse called Deep Pockets.

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  9. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 19, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Time for a change. I feel a woman will do a better job this time around. Too much talking. you agree with the minister of finance with all of those New TAXES. You all killing small business people.

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  10. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 19, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Liz Thompson did a better job for the people. You talk to much and no Action. You let people bring in all kinds of things in the country. Used cars. and chicken wings.

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  11. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn October 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

    NSRL KILLING SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. WHEN YOU LOOK BACK LATER IN LIFE YOU WILL SEE WHERE YOU WENT WRONG. BY FOLLOWING THE FINANCE MINISTER.

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  12. Shelly-Ann Caddle
    Shelly-Ann Caddle October 19, 2017 at 7:36 am

    He ain’t had no right in there if you ask me flipping nuisance

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    • straight talk October 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Porn Director

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      • charjoy October 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Say it again Straight talk….PORN DIRECTOR

        Reply
  13. Randolph October 19, 2017 at 7:49 am

    How can anyone vote for any DLP candidate after they mashed up Barbados?They should be totally rejected.

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  14. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler October 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

    If it’s no issue, then why go on about it.

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  15. Chose One October 19, 2017 at 11:42 am

    UPP all of them Candidates WILL LOSE them deposits.. total distractions for the other party..Crystal wasting she time stick to what she good at..after the election you not going to hear from them…The leader of the UPP need to REPENT.

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