Online petition launched against Govt

An online petition has been launched in a bid to get Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite to take action on a number of pressing issues.

It is being led by United States based Barbadian investment banker Heather Cole, who is also the woman behind for the Barbados Lobby’s Facebook page which emerged at the height of the Cahill Plasma Gasification Plant controversy over two years ago.

Among the issues which Brathwaite is being asked to probe are the illegal gun and drug trade, alleged vote buying in the last election, legalization of marijuana and the status of major tourism projects such as the stalled Four Seasons hotel and proposed multimillion-dollar Hyatt Centric Resort.

“[General Secretary of the Democratic Labour Party] George Pilgrim stated in the press that he was sending a frivolous letter to the Attorney General to initiate a probe regarding the Leader of the Opposition being able to practice law in Barbados.  This has no impact on the economy, the society, gun violence or any of the problems facing the island,” said Cole, while suggesting that there were 29 areas in which Barbadians required action from Government.

However, she complained that to date Government had not been accountable.

Last week Pilgrim presented Brathwaite with a letter calling for an investigation into the requirements necessary to practise law in Barbados.  It follows the adoption of a resolution at the ruling party’s conference last month questioning the qualifications of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to practise law here.

Cole said if Brathwaite accepted the letter from Pilgrim he was also duty bound to accept the petition from the people.

“Fair is fair. However, ultimately, I want it to be taken to Parliament,” she said while reporting that the petition, which had already collected well over 500 signatures, was aiming for as close to ten thousand signatures as possible.

26 Responses to Online petition launched against Govt

  1. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 27, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    All this probing all because the opposition leader who Is not a fraud according to her but the government is now in the hot seat in regards to what she claimed she isn’t…1. ma’am queen bee tell me why didn’t you MARCH yourself to the appropriate institution and have yourself qualify…was it your pride of orragance that prevented you from doing such…
    We’ll Mr. Attorney General don’t be intimidated by the faces..they said if you come after they queen bee then it will be dirt for dirt!

    • Sarah Amlot
      Sarah Amlot October 28, 2017 at 12:34 am


    • Anson Sobers
      Anson Sobers October 28, 2017 at 5:55 am

      This comment needs probing cuz its dumb.

      Why didn’t you march urself to an online search or spell check and confirm that its arrogance and not orrogance.

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 28, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Anson Sobers I don’t think you can spell as well as my 2yr old ….guess what we all make ERRORS…you know what I wouldn’t even correct that… because this mgs apparently has struck some nerves here…

    • Stell Alleyne
      Stell Alleyne October 28, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Anson Sobers I don’t think you can spell as well as my 2yr old ….guess what we all make ERRORS…you know what I wouldn’t even correct that… because this comment apparently has struck some nerves here…

    • Hazel Roach
      Hazel Roach October 28, 2017 at 7:37 am


    • Anson Sobers
      Anson Sobers October 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

      maybe have your 2yr old write your post!!! The only nerves it struck are the ones relating to free education lolol

      • Big man October 28, 2017 at 9:55 am

        Poor Anson just looking for largesse
        nothing to offer, no common sense, can’t think for himself

    • Michael J. Koeiman
      Michael J. Koeiman October 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Anson behave!

    • Damian A Edmund
      Damian A Edmund October 28, 2017 at 9:19 am
    • Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande
      Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande October 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

      *Checks keyboard to gauge distance between ‘a’ and ‘o’*

  2. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell October 28, 2017 at 12:02 am

    If you keep making comments like this you’ll soon be forcefully taken to reside at the psychiatric hospital or a home for the inebriates

  3. Valerie Knight
    Valerie Knight October 28, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Mr Pilgrim should get a life. Miss Mottleys legal qualifications were questioned was it not last year and said to be authentic. The DLP always look for smoke screens to avoid the real issues affecting the country. Plus they hope the stupid ass people return them to office next year. Go on people you’ll all be eating grass.

  4. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard October 28, 2017 at 5:50 am

    mudderrr it getting hot in this country

  5. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Ricardo Worrell your comment is very comical…guess you do the this for a living

  6. Stell Alleyne
    Stell Alleyne October 28, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Ricardo Worrell your comment is very comical…guess you do this for a living

  7. archy perch October 28, 2017 at 6:59 am

    My Dear Ms. Cole, vote buying was originally started in Barbados by Mark Williams, down in Farm Housing Area, Deacons Road. As far as I know, he was a BLP MP, so ask him about vote buying.
    The illegal gun thing. Well type in this in your address bar:
    “Owen built a state-of-the-art prison for brother Richard Arthur”. That was Mr. BLP.
    Regarding the Four Seasons, ask Mia. Cause I hear some bogus unqualified lawyer represented that outfit and made alot of money from that project already.
    I hear that lawyer is so good that it does not even have a Degree but is allowed to practice law in Barbados….your former home Ms. Cole. I am sure you have a Degree to do your investment banking.
    Well! In Barbados case, all the jail-house lawyers (criminals) should be able to do their thing at the Bench. Dem fellows good too.
    Maybe they have the wrong surnames.

  8. fedup October 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

    where tuh put d X? i ready

  9. jrsmith October 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is where we are at with our out of order politicians…. To date the government has
    not shown accountability to the black masses in barbados , who are been lied to and is
    disrespected daily, this being enhance by the same bajans who is suffering in many ways ..
    …………..The politicians do what they like , say what they like ,when they like answering
    to no one…….
    Friends and family government , we need change people must change for change to happen…

  10. Patricia Toppin
    Patricia Toppin October 28, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Such petty comments. Most don’t seem to have anything to do with the article.

  11. Seth St John
    Seth St John October 28, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I would Like one DLP supporter to tell me why they are willing to vote for their party again, i just am curious as to what the DLP has done for Barbados in the years they have been in power?

  12. luther thorne October 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

    If the DLP is returned to Office, many more Companies will leave BARBADOS , the economy will be further ruined and Crime, Violence and Corruption will all increase

    • miche October 29, 2017 at 6:10 am

      You are an insult to that name,,I would suggest,that out of respect for that honorable gentleman,that you desist from using his name

  13. Alex Alleyne October 29, 2017 at 7:06 am

    What about the “death-trap” for a ramp as you get off the plane at GAIA. Soon someone will fall and break their neck going down the SECOND section of the ramp. When you are going down that ramp and it’s raining , please make sure you have on “your helmet and seat belt” cos something serious just waiting to happen.
    FIX IT OR A LAW SUITE COMING FOR MEGA BUCKS……….Don’t want to be the one to say “I TOLD YOU SO”.


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