Lowe launches another attack on Mottley

Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe this evening launched a scathing attack on Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, suggesting that the Member of Parliament for St Michael North East does not have the moral authority to run this country.

“I have noticed with some curiosity that this is the second occasion that this House has had to deal with matters related to domestic violence and sexual harassment and other related topics and I have noticed, only noticed, that the Honourable Leader of the Opposition has never participated . . . and I am hoping that before the day is done that that Honourable Member would come and participate in this debate,” he said in making his contribution to the debate on the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, 2017 in the House of Assembly.

While insisting that leaders must be involved in debates of this kind in order to help shape and define the socially-accepted norms, Lowe further cautioned that “if you aspire to lead a nation of men and women you have an obligation to represent the issues that cut at the heart of the journey of the social development of our society”.

The Member of Parliament for Christ Church East stressed that any person who wants to lead a country but “comfortably exempts” themselves from a discussion “that looks at the heart and soul of what becomes of our nation in the now generation and in the future generation, I have a struggle with that”.

His comments, including some that were deemed unsuitable for publication, forced Opposition Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde to rise from her seat on at least two occasions to defend her leader, who was absent from the Lower Chamber.

Saying she found the comments offensive, Forde also questioned why Lowe was always targeting Mottley.

When it was her turn to speak in the debate, the Opposition spokeswoman further took a turn in Lowe, accusing him of wasting his half hour on attacking her leader.

“I really think ma’am that when this honourable Chamber reaches this kind of stage when honourable members stand and forever personally attack individuals in the manner similar to what the Honourable Member for Christ Church East did just now, it really says it’s no wonder why hardly anybody wants to become a politician.

“It really hurts me every time, in almost every speech [Lowe gives], the same story over and over again, hitting the low road and targeting a woman and that is where my beef is,” Forde said.

“I think it is a shame and a wasted half hour,” she added.

The Opposition parliamentarian went on to praise top Trinidadian calypsonian Singing Francine for her song Die With My Dignity which condemns sexual harassment, adding that “not only must women die with their dignity, but so must men.

“Because sometimes that is all that Black people have,” Forde emphasized,” adding that she fully supported the Bill, which she said was long overdue.

43 Responses to Lowe launches another attack on Mottley

  1. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald October 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    See wen u get so desperate u catch at everything

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  2. Santini More
    Santini More October 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    If he could just expend as much time, energy and passion doing his ministerial job as he does attempting to besmirch Mia, then perhaps areas of Barbados would not be swamped by rotting, uncollected garbage.

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  3. luther thorne October 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I heard the speech by Dr. Lowe. It was the most despicable thing that I have ever heard in the House of Assembly and I was present when the Lump It or Like It statement was made. Dr. Lowe should apologize and resign from politics- Disgraceful – utterly Disgraceful !! May he never win a seat to the House ever again!. Disgraceful !!

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  4. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis October 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Mr Lowe bajans why we in got no garbage trucks to collect our garbage and stop putting up politics of distractions by attacking Mia Moltley

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  5. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete October 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    He is sickening and needs to stop with this moral crap! Disgraceful conduct by this man! Discrimination and bordering harassment now making the disgusting comments.

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  6. Oliver Smith October 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Low in name and nature.

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  7. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott October 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This Psycho needs to look in the mirror! A poor excuse for a Minister and Parliamentarian.

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  8. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith October 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Garbage in collected for about three weeks and that all you can fine to talk about

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  9. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd October 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    LOWE I SAY BOY YOU LOOK LIKE HENNY..PENNY

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  10. Rubertha Blackman
    Rubertha Blackman October 20, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    distraction for short comings stupse

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  11. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje October 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Cuddear! Let de man go out with a bang! last hurrah!

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  12. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd October 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    LOWE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO COME TO MADAMME IFFIL DAYCARE IN ST. MATTHIAS AND COLLECT THE GARBAGE BABIES ARE IN THERE

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  13. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight October 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Will this man ever see God’s face. What has Mia’s done this wretched, despicable,lowe down man that came out of the womb of a woman. Lowe did you love your mother? Women of Barbados I am asking you not to put up with man who has nothing but contempt for women. We need to form a group called “women against Lowe”

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    • Mark My Word October 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Wendy Wendy you can’t be living in Barbados if not you would of heard of the calypsonian Blood formerly Young Blood

      How about forming a group called Women against Women who abuse Women

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  14. Stclair Worrell
    Stclair Worrell October 20, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    There is a singer Donnie Mc Clurkin who sings a gospel song. … “l’ve got my mind made up and l won’t turn back”…Wait a minute!! Does folk still listen to parliament in recent times. ..Isn’t it an anachronism and a place of unleashing taxes?? … Well, not me..

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  15. George Brathwaite
    George Brathwaite October 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Why is this horrible man able to sit in the House of Assembly and not Dodds, St. Philip?

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    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd October 20, 2017 at 10:03 pm
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    • Mark My Word October 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Georgie porgie Same reason as Bite Muh low down

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  16. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd October 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    YES BLACKMOUT LOWE

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  17. Gittens Hallam
    Gittens Hallam October 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Stupess

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  18. Ras October 20, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Wait Bite Muh gone AWOL

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  19. just observing October 20, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Lowe, all like now my garbage ain’t get collected for the last 2 weeks and whenever you get up in the House you addressing everything except garbage collection , overgrown lots and roadways, derelict vehicles and the like. I am tired of hearing your garbage. Stop focusing on Ms Mottley and attend to what you are paid to do. Your kind of politics does not cut it with us. Our health matters and you will not get my vote. Not now, not ever, never!!!!

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  20. anderson October 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    there are more important issues than that lowe hush ya mout and collect ma garbage

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  21. Saga Boy October 21, 2017 at 1:51 am

    I too wonder why Mia was not present. My take on it is that she is uncomfortable getting involved in such debates. She has as Lowe said no moral authority taking into consideration the number of beatings and bitings that all u BLPites know about. Hypocrites.

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    • hcalndre November 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      @Saga Boy; I will say it again and again, you are a waste and Lowdown should get the garbage remove from the streets as his priority. Bajans have no right taking against same sex relations, its is as old as the rum that is produced there. Living in Barbados all your life is like living in a hole where you don`t know what is going on the outside of that hole. What morals do it take to lead Barbados? Lowdown, respect for people`s rights and dignity are morals too.

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  22. fedup October 21, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Total ignorance rides above everything. Nuhbody int paying he nuh mind so he repeating heself.

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  23. Randolph October 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

    No wonder he is the minister of garbage.Remember he is a SICK man.

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  24. harry turnover October 21, 2017 at 6:43 am

    All that Lowe talk now….but I want to hear him and at least 2 others talk when the FBI and Scotland Yard begin to dig up files next year.
    All yuh gine down in de gutter,well,the BLP would have no other alternative but to go down in the gutter to tek wunna out.
    Wunna got 6 more overs to go,and everybody swiping now and Stuart still pushing fa singles.

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  25. Saga Boy October 21, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Harry I hope the FBI is not bias and that they dig up the files of current and past BLP Ministers as well.

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    • hcalndre November 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      @Should the FBI ever go into Barbados, that would be the day, but why next year and not now. I can imagine, it would be like turning on the light on roaches.

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  26. Francis October 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Most of you miss the point.
    A debate as important as this
    SHE
    SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRESENT.
    End of story!!!

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  27. Concerned Man October 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Where was Minister Lowe when the women of our land marched for the cause #LifeInLeggings….

    Was this movement by our female and male residents deemed unworthy of representation by the ministers and the leadership of the DLP?

    These are the citizens of this fair land whose vote determines who they want as their representative. If there is no representation there will be no vote…

    I hope you were there supporting the women of Barbados “Francis”… If not you should have been there…

    end of story….

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  28. Donild Trimp October 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

    @ Francis –
    Are you an idiot?

    Don’t you think the following statement in “a debate as important as this” (your words) indicates that a level of decorum is missing from this Minister’s presentation? (Quote) His comments, including some that were deemed unsuitable for publication (unquote).

    You seem to be the only person missing the point here.

    With all the excellent projects and ideas on the books, this DLP Government is making asses of themselves day after day with this nonsense which seems to impress people like you.

    With the unpublishable comments coming from this Doctor, “Minister of DRAINAGE” is apt for his portfolio.

    Why are certain members in the DLP establishment making it so easy for the people of Barbados to kick them out of office?

    Mr.Minister, you all are behaving like political lightweights. Please address real issues if you want to remain in Gov’t.

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  29. Babsie October 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    My response is a bit long but it also contains words of WISROM for the Minister.

    Is this the Minister that have a Doctorate in Theology? Would you be as so kind to enlighten us as to how you earn such, because it seems to me that you never read your BIBLE, are you the owner of this HOLY BOOK? If you are did you ever read or study the word to earn you degree? You have disgrace GOD’S WORD.

    Please read Prov 12:13

    Your mouth can get you into a lot of trouble, or it can get you out of trouble. A fool seldom thinks before he speaks, or he thinks with a cruel or profane heart, so his words trap him in difficulties and bring punishment (Pr 18:6-7). But a righteous man, choosing good speech by the rules of wisdom, saves himself from the wrath of God and man.

    How many times have you said to yourself, “Why did I say that?” The beauty and power of discretion and wisdom are to consider your words before they come out, so you do not have to regret them. Solomon used many proverbs to show that wise speech begins in the heart (Pr 16:23; 22:11), cuts the number of words in half (Pr 17:27-28), rules your spirit (Pr 14:29; 16:32), speaks slowly (Pr 29:11,20), and speaks carefully (Pr 10:31-32; 15:28).

    Consider suretiship, or cosigning loans. Hasty agreements to guarantee the financial performance of others are dangerous (Pr 22:26-27). They should be avoided with great care, and you should spare no pain getting out of ones you are in (Pr 6:1-5). How do they originate? You hear a plea for cosigning, and your lips make the foolish commitment.

    Consider vows. God warns against and condemns foolish vows (Eccl 5:1-7). Profane men without due caution are quick to say most anything in church or prayer, thus binding their souls before God. They err greatly to think that words are no big problem and they can get out of oaths easily (Pr 20:25). Wise men speak with fear and trembling before God.

    Consider conflict. A wicked man facing the wrath of an adversary must respond in kind, because his heart is proud and stubborn. He cannot and will not learn the lesson that a soft answer turns away wrath but harsh words stir it up further (Pr 15:1; 17:14). He will try to win the controversy, for he has no sincere ability or desire for peace (Pr 11:12).

    Consider private cursing. A fool has no discretion. His heart must say its most depraved thoughts. He curses the king or the rich in his home, and he cannot understand how his words get to the offended party (Eccl 10:20). A wise man learns to think good thoughts and not let evil words escape his lips in any setting (Pr 16:23; Matt 5:21-22).

    Paul warned about three kinds of speech that are common and popular today – filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting (Eph 5:3-8). But such speech is not convenient, meaning it is inappropriate and causes trouble, because it is not proper or fitting. What is the cure? Replace such talk with giving thanks instead. What a difference that would make for you!

    Your success or failure depends on your ability to rule your tongue. If you do not learn to control and guard your speech, you will get yourself into much pain and trouble. It is so much better to think pure thoughts, reduce your words, slow your speech, and speak very carefully with an eye to the consequences (Jas 3:2). A wise man works diligently to form godly words for speaking only after deliberation and examination (Ps 19:14; 141:1-4).

    Judgment Day will include every idle word you have spoken (Matt 12:36-37), so Paul wrote that your speech should be gracious (Col 4:6; Eph 4:29). Such a choice will save you from trouble and bring praise and promotion from others (Pr 22:11; 24:26). You will grow in favor with both God and men by one of the easiest ways possible (Pr 17:27-28).

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  30. luther thorne October 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    The disgusting thing about Lowe’ address/ speech/ whorehouse talk is that Honourable Mara Thompson was acting as Speaker of the House when Honourable Minister Lowe made his dishournable diatribe . As a woman she should have stood up for women and denounce the attack on the Leader of the Opposition who is poised to be the first female Prime Minister of Barbados. At the root of these nasty attacks by people such as Lowe and others who carry out a 24 hr smear campaign against the goodly lady is the fact that there are men in this country who do not want to see a woman as PM. They are scared that finally the Old Boys Network would be seriously threaten.

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  31. archy perch October 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    All she has to to is produce the papers,and this matter will be closed.
    The DLP would be embarrased, and the BLP could run with that. Prove the DLP wrong guys.
    Don’t be cowards.
    THIS IS YOUR BIG MOMENT.
    I have my popcorn and a few beers ready for the conclusion of this saga in November.
    Thd DLP should get in contact with the London School of Economics and ask them to check their records to see if she did get the Law Degree from there in truth.

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  32. Lorenzo October 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Dr Lowe is doing what he does best.What he should be addressing is the lack of trucks to collect garbage and the amout of bush all over the island which is the job he is being paid to do but seems to have little interest in.

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    • hcalndre November 16, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Lorenzo; with the garbage that comes out of lowdown`s mouth, they will be always shortage of garbage trucks. The paper that he boasts he got seems to me it was a waste of time, what purpose do it serve, when I kept hearing Doctor Lowe, Doctor Lowe, I said he must be one of the best in Barbados until I get to understand he is not a MD., so if you go to him is he going to quote the bible which he don`t seem to follow judging from what comes out of his mouth.

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  33. Andrew Simpson October 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Typical

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  34. Bajan boy October 22, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Wuhloss LOW get cuss so bad wunnah had to tek down a lot of the posts. Just like how wunnah had to remove the full face book posting week before Las when Suckoo say she did canvassing. The whole uh Barbados cuss she too. Wuh DEM musse shame anuf wid a all dis cussing…. muh guts full….

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  35. Patrick October 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Luther, who are you defending? The issues are there, stop playing politics

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  36. Malcom King October 25, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Denis Lowe has a lot of nerve . Before he criticizes anyone. There are two things he must do. (1)Correct the flooding issues on Little Barbados. (2) Address the water shortages and sewerage leakage throughout the country.

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    • Ann Thomas October 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      The first is under Lowe’s portfolio, the second is not, it is under David Estwick

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