No to Bees!

PDC willing to form coalition to keep BLP from power

The People’s Democratic Congress (PDC) today declared it would do anything to keep the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) from taking the reins of power in the next general election, including forming a coalition with the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Sounding very much like a campaigner for the DLP administration, PDC leader Mark Adamson charged that the BLP was responsible for leaving the country in a “serious mess” and therefore did not deserve another stint in office.

From left, PDC Leader Mark Adamson, the party’s St Michael North East candidate Peter Rock and its Deputy Leader Eric Marshall as they spelt out their position to Barbados TODAY this morning.

“As a party, we need to help engineer a particular political outcome in the next election. We want to make sure that there is a coalition Government in this country and that coalition Government must come minus the Barbados Labour Party. Let me make that abundantly clear,” Adamson told Barbados TODAY.

In addition to the Mia Mottley-led BLP, the PDC has ruled out a partnership with the Lynette Eastmond-led United Progressive Party (UPP), which recently formed an alliance with the Citizens Action Partnership headed by Wendell Callender.

However, it is holding the door open for Solutions Barbados led by Grenville Phillips II and the DLP, but not without some conditions.

“The Barbados Labour Party would be the last party I want to form a coalition with . . . . If the Democratic Labour Party wins we can to teach them the right way, the way Errol Barrow taught us . . . the UPP will form a coalition with the BLP so they don’t need me. No UPP . . . and Solutions Barbados, they can come on board,” Deputy Leader Eric Marshall stressed.

Marshall and Adamson, who were also accompanied by the St Michael North East candidate Peter Rock, justified their position on the basis that the former Owen Arthur-led BLP had saddled the country with massive debt.

Citing the construction of Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, the Kensington Oval redevelopment project and the establishment of a range of other state entities, Adamson was adamant that excessive borrowing by the BLP had “limited in a very serious way the growth and development options of this country”.

He argued that this had left the DLP, which took office in 2008, with “limited options”, and the country on a downward trajectory.

“You would have seen the current Government coming under serious pressure in terms of trying to balance keeping people employed in the Government service and trying at the same time to ensure that the country did not default on its debts.

“So there have been very limited options available to this Government,” Adamson claimed.

Marshall, who is contesting the St James Central constituency, conceded that the Barbados economy was not doing well, but he charged that God had raised up the PDC to “ensure what happened before cannot happen again”.

“The PDC wants to stop the mess and lawlessness of some politicians in Barbados that feel of themselves that they can take the masses of people to continue to be slaves,” Marshall said.

The PDC has been a non-factor since it first contested the 2008 general election, its two candidates together polling just 46 votes between them, or just 0.03 per cent of the votes cast.

In the last election in 2013, it improved its performance, polling 86 votes or 0.06 per cent of the ballots cast.

The party has only three declared candidates for this year’s poll, but it is confident that it could influence the result sufficiently to work its way into Government.

Despite its past performances at the polls, Marshall
was confident that though small, the party was quietly building strong support and enlisting new members to eventually form the Government on its own, not this time around, but in the next general election constitutionally due in 2023.

In the meantime, Adamson who will be going up against the BLP’s Ronald Toppin in St Michael North, revealed that the PDC had been receiving positive feedback as it canvassed communities across Barbados.

“We have been able to get a lot of our messages out. Our messages have to do with improvement in constituencies’ affairs, looking at the development of constituencies, better roads, improved drainage and so on,” the PDC leader said, adding that Barbadians were generally concerned about jobs, housing and having a greater say in the country’s affairs.

He was confident that the party would unveil new candidates in the days ahead, while he announced plans to roll out the party’s spot meetings over the next two weeks.


sandydeane@barbadostoday.bb

25 Responses to No to Bees!

  1. 3rdsun January 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Try and concentrate on getting more that 5 vote first before wunna dream of coalition.

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  2. Dick Tracy January 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Where did you attend school? What government has been in control the last 10 years? “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt”!

    DLP is gone!

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    • Mark My Word January 31, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Dickie you not only Stupid you don’t have any Common Sense fool fool Gal

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  3. straight talk January 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Look at them, how them look?

    them n look like three ………….

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  4. luther thorne January 30, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Three Blind Mice.

    They all ran up to the Treasury
    To deposit what again they will never see

    This man was always a DLP Yard Duck
    Will never be ever taken seriously

    He is just a Cig Bunt

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  5. Saga Boy January 31, 2018 at 12:21 am

    BLP GONE GONE GONE!

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    • Kevin January 31, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Wunna aint learn from 2013? The DLP was suppose to be gone gone back then too.

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    • Randolph January 31, 2018 at 9:42 am

      BLP gone clear.

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  6. Alex Alleyne January 31, 2018 at 12:26 am

    what about do what it takes to rope in the Over Seas Bajans. ???????????????????????????????????????.
    Some Charter flights will be nice.
    Why not , people going all out to sit in Parliament after elections.
    The “gravy-train” just there waiting for passengers.

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  7. Kevin January 31, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Adamson does put licks in both the BLP & DLP but for some reason he seems to hold something against MAM. He goes after her with a vengeance.

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    • Mark My Word January 31, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Adamson wants Barbados to remain a Christian Country
      Banish thee UnGodly and Sodomites

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      • hcalndre February 1, 2018 at 7:07 am

        @Mark M W; ask Adam son which Barbados? even his Adam ate the forbidden fruit so where that leave him but a hypocrite like the others.

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  8. harry turnover January 31, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Adamson does put licks in both the BLP & DLP…..and so does Commisiong under the guise of trying to help Barbadians.
    Somebody should alert him to the fact that in order to form a coalition one has to be VOTED in first of all.
    Adamson ,it would be better to form a coalition with the DLP BEFORE the election,….NOW….PRONTO….AT THIS MOMENT… for the simple reason that NONE a WUNNA gine get voted in.
    Who in the DLP though would want to align themselves with persons of the calibre of you besides Denis Kellman ?
    The two a wunna does talk a fair deal of SH8 and indulge in some weird logic every time wunna open wunna mouts.
    Imagine Kellman as PM and Adamson as deputy PM…lord have mercy.
    Carson C, Cadogan….Adamson want to be in wunna mix…what de RH ? and he in even a yard fowl in wunna yard.
    C C C ,wunna paling cocks would run he out you know .

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  9. harry turnover January 31, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Look at the three a them …I might be color blind BUT why wunna got on RED SHIRTS though ?
    Wrong impression from the start.If wunna did serious about forming a coalition with the DLP wunna shudda put on BLUE SHIRTS
    Wunna in even the Government yet and fooling the masses already.
    Next time the three a wunna gine take a picture together,take one with SMOKE in the background and puffing cigarettes in wunna mouts…cause SMOKE is the ONLY thing that would run the BEES.

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  10. Mark Adamson January 31, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Many right thinking Barbadians must and have to be aghast at the banal childish responses from some BLP supporters, on Facebook, to the Barbados Today’s insertion, on Facebook too, of the above Barbados Today news story.

    So stung by the People’s Democratic Congress’s very firm and rational position that there be a coalition government at the end of the next general election in Barbados, and that this coalition government must be one that does not involve the BLP, some known BLP supporters have decided to display their deep ignorance of fundamental matters of national importance.

    So imagine that Adrian Allison, Joy Waldron, Lillian Lloyd, Almar H Cave, Corey Worrell, Sonia Brathwaite, Pullhead Davis, Angela Griffith, Shakieda Sealy, Velma Langdon, Mara Lashley-Todd, Sherla Gilkes, Kamila Burrowes, amongst a few others, could go and make themselves look so badly on Facebook.

    And so rather than tackle quite frontally the central thesis in the Barbados Today news story – that the BLP is PRIMARILY responsible for the dedevelopment, the decay, the collapse, the ruin, and the destruction that are taking place in the social, political economic and financial affairs in this country – by providing or refering to evidence to contradict or deny that thesis, they have unfortunately resorted to splattering their own ignorance on Facebook for the world to see how ignorant some BLP supporters could be.

    They relish the point/the occasion of making themselves appear so dispossessed of certain important knowledges on Facebook.

    No wonder why their election poster campaign – with such a poorly conceived slogan – READY TO SERVE – has made no impact on the minds of the broad masses of people of this country.

    And no wonder that there came from within it a sleezy, smutty, dirty T-shirt campaign that blew right and entirely up in their faces and to their shame and disgrace.

    Again, this colossal ignorance and idiocy – which moves from BLP supporters right down to the Head of the BLP – for the BLP has not only lost its soul and its way – it has also become upsided down – cannot and must not – under any circumstance – be allowed to take any lead any where in this country.

    So, more evidence why the Barbados Labour Party must not be part of any Coalition government of this country at the next local general election.

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    • Ernesta Catlyn January 31, 2018 at 8:23 am

      You are way too talkative. You obviously love to hear yourself – that is a dangerous not to mention boring personality.

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      • Ernesta Catlyn January 31, 2018 at 8:25 am

        Eyes look a little too ‘puffy’ for me, as well

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    • hcalndre February 1, 2018 at 7:31 am

      @Adam son; imagine after 10 years in any learning institution or whatever and you have not/cannot improve or move from the position, class, grade or form, competition when you entered, would you not be deserved to be kicked out?

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    • Carson C. Cadogan February 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Mark

      You are making a lot sense.

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  11. Randolph January 31, 2018 at 9:24 am

    The 3of them put together cannot gain 100 votes.

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  12. Roverp January 31, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Seriously these people have not seen the damage done by the current government? Whose hidden agenda are they attempting to carry out?

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  13. Randolph January 31, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Right now the treasury needs a boost,thanks fellas.

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  14. Randolph January 31, 2018 at 9:50 am

    When the BLP wins the elections are you going to overthrow the government.I am glad Ms.Mottley has built a new prison at Dodds.

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  15. Job February 1, 2018 at 5:22 am

    I am lost/ confused. A paryy runs a country for 10 years, make all decisions pertaining to the economy and does not wish to acknowledge its role in the deterioration. Does anyone remember the former PM Owen Arthur in 2008 saying that he was not prepared to promise that which he could not deliver because there were dark clouds on the horizon? Can we demonstrate fairness/ objectivity/ intelligence and stop being so emotive?

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  16. Heather young February 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    So after10 years they were not able to make any improvements? That does not say much about their managemet skills to say the least. They have regressed instead of progressed . What experience/skills do you bring to the table? What makes you think you can run a country. If the present government after 10 years have not fixed roads etc. You can do it? What/how do you plan to achieve these goals, what is your time frame to accomplish these goals? Sounds like more empty words to me. Just another opportunist in the making lol

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