Inniss weighs in on statement made by Symmonds

Member of Parliament for St James South, Donville Inniss, has weighed in on recent statements, made by opposition St James Central MP Kerrie Symmonds, in relation to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

At a recent Barbados Labour Party (BLP) political meeting at Checker Hall, St Lucy, Symmonds referred to Stuart as a “rat botsie” as he called on the Prime Minister to follow his Grenadian counterpart and announce the date for general elections.

“I think that Barbadian politics in the 21st century does not need individuals who are going to spend their time cursing and attacking individuals on a personal level, finding all sorts of nasty names to call leaders,” Inniss said on the sidelines of a Democratic Labour Party mass canvas this morning, for George Connelly – the candidate for the St James Central constituency.

“There is too much discussion on things that are not relevant, a lot of entertainment and no meaningful and constructive dialogue on the way forward for Barbados,” Inniss added.

Last Friday Symmonds also received a sound chiding from, retired educator, Jeff Broomes who called for a public apology to be made to Prime Minister Stuart.

However, Symmonds told Barbados TODAY he had nothing to apologize for.

Meantime Inniss has fully endorsed Connelly as the better representative for St James Central.

“What is important for us in St James Central is that we are offering to this constituency a gentleman who is committed to the cause. He resides in the area . . . [and] he is prepared to listen . . . to his constituents,” Inniss told reporters.

Right – George Connelly, DLP candidate for the St James Central

For his part, Connelly, bemoaned what he described as a lack of representation in the area as he put forward his plans to tackle among other things the “chronic issue” of housing in the constituency.

“As I [went] through a lot of the poor areas in particular there is a chronic issue with the housing stock. There are several homes, that if God forbid they were to have a major natural disaster, would put several communities at risk, not only the occupants of the house but those in surrounding areas.

“So one of the things we have to do . . . is a project [that] Government can not do alone. We have to get the private sector, the artisans in the area to give us assistance and we are going to go street by street, block by block, and actually lift the level of the housing stock that we have in each and every constituency,” the businessman said.

12 Responses to Inniss weighs in on statement made by Symmonds

  1. watchman February 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Mr Connelly you should know , so I am telling you that one of the chronic issues in St.James Central, is between Chapel Gap and Clarkes Road where your DLP, not only allowed the retention of a botch ” illegal private road”, built by a white ex-pat , in the middle along and across a watercourse, but also assisted with the paving of said road, by MTW workers ,under the watchful eyes of the then DLP, George Hutson. This DLP help created risk, caused flooding to the black low working class residential area of Clarkes Road, ask George Hutson

    • Berestford Leon Phillips February 4, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Poor Kerrie Symmonds
      He one time called the female BLP MP’s 1000 pounds of Blubber when he was member of the DLP
      He cut up he wife vehicle seats, she had to get restraining order
      He now done with Domestic abuse and abusing females now abusing Male, Wuhloss poor Kerrie

  2. Kevin February 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Psftt, name calling is part for the course and is no biggie. However I do suspect that when the campaign starts and the DLP candidates do the same, the condemnation especially by the media and others will be greater.

  3. David Brathwaite February 4, 2018 at 5:21 am

    So it’s ok for politicians to verbally abuse private citizens, but not the “leaders”. Where was Minister Inniss when Sinckler called June Fowler a bald pooch cat and Stuart called Carl Moore a troglodyte (meaning a cave man or chimpanzee)?

    What a warped sense of self-importance these politicians have!

    Everybody in Barbados knows that Kerrie Symmonds used an indelicate (and perhaps inappropriate) term to express what most people agree with, namely that the Prime Minister by his actions and ineptitude has proven himself to be unworthy of the job and of positive comparison with most other Caribbean leaders.

  4. jrsmith February 4, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I keep saying our bajan politicians is out of control , see the way how they name calling each other , look at they overall behaviour just as like the ghetto people in the US……………….
    Between all of them what they have done in the past 50 years is to destroy our country locally and internationally, we need to bring these politicians under control don’t care who they are they are not working in the interest of our people……………..
    The order of the times our politicians must be (Accountable ) must respect themselves and the black people of our nation ………
    They keep getting away with what they like ,as they like it , they have our people (locked in and locked down) making it so easy to throw , stupid scraps of media information to keep diverting the people minds from the real issues , politicians don’t want or need change in Barbados , in other words they don’t give 2 monkeys about the black masses…………..

  5. chris hill February 4, 2018 at 8:32 am

    when estwick pulls a gun in parliment, or Sincere calls a lady a bald pooch cat, or the PM insults all of us with his silence. come now have a thicker skin than that. running from the public and hiding behind great walls don’t make you a man of the people. Danville the people have been suffering for too long. #votedemsout

  6. Mark Rosmar February 4, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Donville. Lots of things were said at the Checker Hall meeting, if that is the only red herring you can pick up on, it just shows the real contempt which you and the DLP really hold the Barbados population.

  7. Shirley trotman February 4, 2018 at 9:47 am

    All politicians lambasted each other. It’s part of their genes. So what!

  8. harry turnover February 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Donville Inniss …wunna think that only wunna should CUSS and INSULT people ?
    By now wunna should know that the BEES have a wide repertoire of cuss words too
    Wunna start it ,the BEES only continuing the trend.

  9. harry turnover February 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Can any of you DEM yard fowls or Paling cocks tell me the difference between an insult and an insult… ie calling someone a bald pouch cat ,a skinny pouch kiddy,telling AN MP who IS A LEADER too,that if she was to run down Broad Street naked ,no one would notice her, or telling someone that he is a troglodyte or a RAT BOTSEY?
    Are you saying that RAT BOTSEY is too LOW and insult to go un-noticed?

  10. Lorenzo February 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Mr Inniss I remember Mr Sinklair calling Ms Fowler a bald pooch cat,and suggesting that for attention Ms Mottley should run down Broad Street naked.Where was your voice of condemnation,or Mr George Pilgrim or Jeff Broomes then?Mr Symmonds is entitled to his opinion even though I do not agree with him.On another note I heard Mr Ellis sending out an sos for Dems to call Friday,s Brasstacks for balance with the licks the Government was getting.Is this the same Mr Ellis who hired a lot of known DLp moderaters like Mr Marshall,,Ms McClean,Mr Husbandsand Ms Holder and allowed a lot of BLP bashing everyday from The Trini Dem,Arthur,Mr P,Ms P,Rawle and the Taxi Man who seems to have gone underground,prior to 2008?I did not hear him call for balance back then,hyprocrite,why now?Listening to Sunday Brasstacks and as I have stated before I think they need to change Mr Layne,as I have heard 2 callers so far from 1100 to !230 but can hear Mr Layne wasting a lot of time reading Whatsups,and EMail messages while having callers to a Call in program held up,this is unacceptable and both Mr Layne and Mr Price are guilty of this every time they are on air.My suggestion let these social media people call the program.Enough said.

  11. Helicopter(8P) February 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Lets grow up as a nation 50 years and over. Mudd slinging gets no “fix it rights” in Barbados. Desperate calls for Chemical Engineers, Environmental engineers, Industrial engineers and Civcil engineers to take barbados foward for the next 80 years.


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