CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Opposition Leader Mia Mottley urges Barbadians to show love this Christmas

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE BY OPPOSITION LEADER MIA A. MOTTLEY, Q.C., M.P.

Season’s Greetings my friends and my very, very best wishes for a brighter and more prosperous 2018.

Today is the day that our Christian faith tells us that we should celebrate the birth of the Christ child and is so doing remember His teachings of neighbourly love, compassion for the poor, tolerance, faith and forgiveness.

This year 2017 has been a difficult year for many of our friends and many of our neighbours. Some have lost loved ones and indeed others have found themselves in straightened financial circumstances, but we all know that with faith there is always hope for a better tomorrow.

My call to us today is to remember those of us that are less fortunate and whether through a kind word, a gift or even a hot meal to share the spirit of love that was central to Jesus’s teachings. Let us remember Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, Verse 13: “These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

There is no greater gift than the gift of love we know that. So let us today draw our friends and our family close to us. Life is too short and can sometimes be cruel sometimes uncertain, but today as we celebrate God’s gift of his only begotten Son and as we recall His sacrifice, let us spare a thought and a prayer for our nation and our fellow Barbadians.

We know, that there is nothing that we cannot overcome if we are united in the same cause. That has been our experience that has been the experience of our foreparents. I want to pray God’s blessings on each and every Barbadian, no matter where you are and no matter what your faith, no matter what your circumstances, we can do this all together but we need to work together and to love one another.

On behalf of the Barbados Labour Party and on behalf of my own family, I wish you all a Happy Christmas, but above all else that we be inspired by the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ in his example of Love, for we know that with Love as I said before we can achieve everything working together.

God Bless each and every one of you. God Bless Barbados.

26 Responses to CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Opposition Leader Mia Mottley urges Barbadians to show love this Christmas

  1. Max Carter
    Max Carter December 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    my next prime minister

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  2. Ryan R A Charles
    Ryan R A Charles December 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

    The next PM.

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  3. jrsmith December 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    There is no greater gift to Barbados other than we have a honourable trustworthy active government to manage our country in 2018…….. Quoting verses from the bible is not going to help Barbados in any way….

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    • Jennifer December 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Do you celebrate Xmas Jrsmith?????

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  4. archy perch December 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Max you could keep her as your personal Prime Minister but it will not happen in Barbados. If it did not happen with Owen do you really think it can happen with this lesser mortal soul. Owen was the best remember, according to the BLP yardducks. Prey boldly tell me what constituency seats the crooked party will win next year. Tell me. I am all ears.

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    • Don Keyote December 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Archy, I don’t know what constituency seats the BLP will win next year, but:
      – for the nine years and ten months of incompetence that we have had to bear
      – for the twenty downgrades that we have had to suffer,
      – for the students who cannot now enter UWI,
      – for the thousands of unemployed who the GIS says aren’t looking for work
      – for the thousands who just left school and can’t find a job,
      – for the thousands of workers who have been and will be laid off because of what they have done to the economy,
      – for the thousands who their horrendous tax burden is killing
      – for those who can’t get back their tax refunds,
      – for the stinking mess made of Barbados under the watch of the garbage the sewerage ministers,
      – for the refusal to proclaim integrity legislation
      – for the refusal to pass freedom of information legislation,
      – for all the broken manifesto promises,
      – for Cahill
      – for harbouring the Speaker and Greenverbs
      – and for the destruction of the good name of Barbados
      the Democratic Labour Party deserves to lose every seat…all.

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  5. gsmiley December 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Keep on pressing on Mia.

    Sure and steady.

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  6. Amesha Moore
    Amesha Moore December 25, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    My pm love you

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  7. Cavil Best December 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This is your last mass, Kerrie is waiting at shortleg for the short pitch.

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  8. Alex Alleyne December 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    No one stopped by to drop off my $500 or $1000 ham. This is XMAS and voting ‘roung the corner.

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  9. Sweetpea Darling
    Sweetpea Darling December 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Blessings my PM

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  10. Albert Keizer
    Albert Keizer December 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    and the best to you

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  11. Eleanor Maxine Harewood
    Eleanor Maxine Harewood December 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    really nice person

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  12. Marlon Stewart
    Marlon Stewart December 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Happy Holidays Everyone

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  13. Bajan USA December 25, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I want all you BLP crack pot wishfull thinking morons to hear this. The P M office is much more that local party politic. The holder of the office of pm should be a person of dignity and cariture. Foreign governments collect Intel on all overseas politician’s. Mia has been compromised. Powerful government will use that intel on you to force your hand or bully you into doing what they want.

    The pm may be a lot of things but he has respect and class. Mia is not pm material. My money on SOLUTION barbados winning the poles come 2018. I will to try something NEW. Yes we want the new car look and smell come 2018.

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  14. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain December 26, 2017 at 1:19 am

    My next Prime Minister of Barbados….I love you #Miaforthewin

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  15. petra December 26, 2017 at 4:53 am

    whay dignity and mortal souls you all speaking off. better examine the wolves in sheep clothing. can’t stop her unless there is some under hand thing going on

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  16. Kathy December 26, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I read both messages from the P.M. And From Mia and to be honest Mia give a better massage it a time of celebrating Jesus Birth and a time to share love no matter your colour, social classes, religion and I strongly agree. Base on the messages alone it says a lot of the two leaders. To both I say merry Christmas but looking forward to election time.

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  17. Ralph W Talma December 26, 2017 at 7:19 am

    1. Thank you for your message and God’s blessings to you and your family. May the Creator provide you with the guidance you will need to lead our Country out of the wilderness it is currently in.
    2. And, to my fellow Bajans, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all of you.

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  18. luther thorne December 26, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Bajan
    Donald Trump was elected President. All the “intel’ on him did not stop him.

    All the so-called ” dignity and cariture. ” (sic) you think the present PM bhas, name one (1) proposal – idea – vision that he has enunciated – one project that he has conceived , any group that he has helped or anything to advance this Country Barbados ? Name one !

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  19. luther thorne December 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Bajan USA !
    You and others like you seem to want – A perfect being- to be PM. Show me a perfect being. Barbados needs a leader who can get the job done, one who can inspire confidence , one is who in touch with whats going on in the News and with current affairs. Not one who pretends to not read Reports, not listen to ” noise” coming from Unions and others, does not have a visible Social Media presence, does not read Newspapers, is not breaking up sleep to worry about Barbados. Not one who sleeps and sleeps and like a VAMPIRE wakes up only to suck the blood out of the people ‘s hopes and dreams

    Barbados needs a Prime Minister like Owen Arthur, a Prime Minister like Errol Barrow, a Prime Minister like Tom Adams who were touch with the people, knew what was going on at every level and demonstrated vision and leadership. Had David Thompson lived and had Bree St.John had an extended run, you never know but the potential was there. Even Lloyd Erskine Sandiford used to be seen and mix with the crowd on Kadooment Day on Spring Garden.

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  20. Lee December 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

    It will be a good day the Demagogue Labour Party is helped out of its charge, but Barbados needs a change in its ECONOMY rather more than it’s party. Be warned: Politics and Economics don’t mix !!

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  21. archy perch December 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

    @luther thorne. First of all you have NOT kept your word and gone on a HUNGER STRIKE until (as you said ) general elections are held. So I have lost confidence in your credibility.
    It is interesting that you have thrown Owen Arthur’s name in the hat of Prime Ministers who were in touch withe the people and knew what was going on, as you put it. Is that the same Owen Arthur the crooked BLP party he once led has now cursed into the pitts of hell?? The same Owen Arthur that Liz Thompson smeared at the BLP 79th annual general conference??
    Luther, this is NOT about fiction, this is about facts.
    Barbados is doing very well under the economic pressures that beset it. THERE IS GROWTH IN THE ENONOMY, and you know that. The USA economy grew just over 3 percent during spring this year. The British economy only grew 0.4 percent during the same period.
    Barbados economy grew an estimated 1.4 percent over the first nine months of this year as economic growth moderated in the third quarter of 2017, this according to the Central Bank of Barbados. I bring the FACTS to you sir…..not fiction. I intend to continue bringing the FACTS next year.

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  22. jrsmith December 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

    All these facts and figures , what does this prove I live in the UK soon will be 80 , as an engineer still working on private projects also enjoy a high standard of living from state and private pension as like lots of my fellow bajans ……
    You must point out who is benefiting from the growth in the Barbados economy….

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  23. Helicopter(8P) December 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Donald’s win was the human greed syndrome overshadowing a greed concepted populus. Just the conception of him having hotels with his name inprinted in gold leaf and perception of him having billions of US$$ gave him a winning ticket to the ball room. Honorable George W Bush had already told the nation what to expect, but this president who gave America’s poorest free immune deficency syndrome cocktails and treatment was looked upon as a fool in paradise due to past political engagements.

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  24. Gloria Leslie December 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks Mia,

    I pray next Christmas you will be giving the PM’s address. You had a long, rough journey. But all good things come to those who wait.

    God Bless.

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