Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

St Michael Central Member of Parliament Steve Blackett today accused the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of trying to derail every attempt by Government to move the country forward.

Speaking in the House of Assembly this morning on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017, Blackett charged that the BLP had not gotten over the fact that the people of Barbados had re-elected the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in 2013.

Saying he fully supported the amendments to the Road Traffic Act, Blackett argued that the Opposition had ample time to prepare for the amendments since consultations on matters such as the breathalyzer tests and driving under the influence dated back to when the BLP was in office.

However, while charging that the Opposition members were “grossly overpaid”, he lamented that they were not properly preparing themselves for parliamentary debate. Instead, he suggested that they were busy “rubbing shoulders” and being caught up with other distractions.

At the same time, he defended the administration against criticism that the island’s roads were being allowed to deteriorate with numerous potholes across the road network.

To that, he said much of blame had to go to the weather systems and heavy rainfall in recent months which compromised the roads.

Suggesting that pot holes were nothing new, he cited calypsonian Red Plastic Bag’s hit song of 1985 when sang about the number of pot holes in the roads during the BLP’s rule.

In his response, Blackett also questioned why the Opposition Leader was silent on other pieces of legislation introduced by Government, including the Domestic Violence Bill and the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill.

He pointed out that Mottley had not said a word about these two landmark pieces of legislation and was not even in the House for debate on the measures.

“There was not a squeak from the Opposition Leader on these bills,” he told the Chamber.

Meanwhile, Blackett announced that Government would continue to bring new legislation to the House even as its term nears an end.

Among the coming legislation he said, would be the National Disabilities Bill, and the National Assistance Bill. 

Source: (IMC)

8 Responses to Not a “squeak” from Mottley on domestic violence bill, says Blackett

  1. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    She is the opposition she does not have say anything, she only has to note yeah or ney stuuuppess

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd November 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm


    • Big Man November 15, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Steve you better interview a certain entertainer ex wife see what she has to say on Domestic Violence especially when it is women biting up women or beating them up
      we know when men beat up or bite up women the police coming for the man, but when a woman bite up a next woman nothing usually happens
      I will have a chat with MESA

  3. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd November 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm


  4. archy perch November 15, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Neither was she heard on the smoking bill ban, nor the sexual harassment bill. I am amazed that we do NOT know her real positions on all these issues. She is always conveniently absent.T am paying attention to what is happening in the Amercan situation regarding Roger Moore a Republican who is running for a Senate seat in Alabama. His paedophile actions of his past have come back to haunt him now, and possible derail his campaign. There have been many allegations about politicians involved in certain situations in Barbados.If only some of those women who know the truth would take a leaf out of those women of America’s book, and spill the beans about these political sexual perpetrators. Come forward ladies. Expose them man or woman. Let’s know their true character as they are seeking high office.

    • Randolph November 15, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Yes,come out on both sides and let us all know about these pedofiles,sexual perverts and adulterers.I wonder how many will qualify to be leaders.

  5. Sisleen Greene November 15, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Steve Blackett, Be warned people in glass houses should not throw stones. Be careful that the Stuarts among others throw boulders.
    A warning to an idiot.

  6. d-coolie-man November 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Blackette !!! I never hear you talk bout men who don’t support ($$$$$ ) their outside-children neither..


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