New parties driven by revenge, Mottley says

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley has described the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP) as a party of discontented people who are driven by revenge because they were rejected as candidates for the BLP.

However, Mottley said the BLP was prepared for all and sundry this election campaign, no matter the party.

Speaking last night at a party meeting at Grantley Adams Memorial School, the BLP leader also accused both the UPP and Solutions Barbados of being in collusion with the governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP), in an attempt to keep her party out of office.

“If they want to bring all of their candidates to come against us, bring them on. This notion that you can fight and fight an Opposition, if that’s what titillates UPP and Solutions [Barbados], then so be it. But it is the strangest political plan that any of us have ever seen, because we are not the Government of this country. But if people are motivated by a vendetta, bring them on,” Mottley said, adding that the BLP was focused on “the mission to rescue this country”, and there was nothing the DLP could do to sidetrack it.

“There is nothing that their nephew or their niece can say or do, and I mean Solutions [Barbados] and I mean UPP,” she said.

Mottley listed UPP leader Lynette Eastmond, who has failed on multiple occasions in her bid to win a parliamentary seat, as well as members Hutson Griffith, Wendell Callender and David Gill, among those who were rejected by the BLP, and who now seek another party.

“Lynette did not get to run in Christ Church East Central or St Philip West, but that is because the people of those constituencies thought that John King and Ryan Straughn are better to run for them,” Mottley said, adding that the situation was similar in St John where party supporters chose Charles Griffith instead of his namesake, Hutson Griffith and in St Michael South Central where David Gill,  who won the seat for the BLP back in 1999, but lost to Richard Sealy in the three successive national elections since, lost the nomination to economist Marsha Caddle because “the people of St Michael South Central thought Marsha Caddle was better than him”.

Of Callender, she said, “he run there, he run here, he run through a proxy, and he run [to UPP]”, and party members had no place for him.

However, she had little to say about Dr Maria Agard, who in November 2015 was kicked out of the BLP after a nasty row with Mottley, and who last week announced she would join the UPP.

“Well, well, well . . . enough said, enough said,” Mottley stated.

Dr Agard last week led a spirited defence of her new party against attacks by BLP parliamentarian George Payne, who suggested during the Estimates debate that the UPP was being financed by the DLP, and that it was formed strictly to attack the BLP.

“The law of Barbados allows minority or opposition parties to receive a subvention. Let me assure you that any money the UPP receives from the governing administration, it is the subvention to which it is entitled,” Dr Agard retorted, as she went on to remind Payne, the Member of Parliament for St Andrew, it was the BLP that introduced subventions to opposition parties after it assumed power in 1994.

“The Constitution of Barbados allows for the formation of political parties by people in this country who believe they have the intellectual capacity to serve the island at the highest level. I wish to stage categorically that the United Progressive Party was not set up to oppose the parliamentary opposition,” she said.

34 Responses to New parties driven by revenge, Mottley says

  1. Kevin February 20, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Maybe the UPP but I dont think Solutions. However both of them threaten the BLP’s chances at the next elections as they would most likely siphon off BLP supporters.

    • Berestford Leon Phillips February 20, 2018 at 5:18 am

      UPP up thee ting, Mama Mia running Scared
      Maria and Lynette with Owen and David can send thee Sodomites and Babylonians on the run

      Errol Barrow left the BLP and form the DLP
      lynette Eastmond left the BLP and form the UPP
      Richie Haynes left the DLP and form the NDP
      so why the BLP members can’t go to the Governor General again and say we ain’t want Mama Mia as Leader again, they did it once and can do it again.

      UP thee ting UPP make Barbados great again
      NB: John King could never ever be better than Lynette Eastmond

      • straight talk February 20, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        You seems to be good at spilling sewage

  2. The Negrocrat February 20, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Kevin, some UPP supporters were in the BLP’s inner circle. I would think they know of the dirty linen. Let them air it and educate us.

  3. luther thorne February 20, 2018 at 2:02 am

    There are disenchanted DLP supporters , lots of them , who hope the BLP wins . They feel that this present DLP group is not representative of the DLP they signed up for and hope for and they are saying that they will not VOTE for DEM.

    Man they got some people just waiting on the DLP
    Just waiting to LASH DEM HARD . WHAXX !
    PALAXX !

    The new parties are only a threat on paper but when the dust settles if two of them save their deposits it would be a big surprise.

    Wunna think people got time to waste with parties like SOLUTIONS BARBADOS
    Must admit I am warming to SOLUTIONS but they simply CANNOT WIN .
    But they have some good ideas which the next Government should use which brings me to the conclusion that SOLUTIONS is not useless at all. Grenville knows he cant win but would be happy if the ideas of his party can be utilized. I believe that Grenville would be a happy man. My conclusion is based on the fact that he would have canvassed his ideas to the two parties before without success.

  4. Saga Boy February 20, 2018 at 5:53 am

    I wonder why Mia finds it strange that the new parties are targeting the opposition? Is she so dum? Can she not see that it is because of his attitude and the unfair manner in which she has treated with them? She has made several mistakes chief among them is the expulsion of Maria Agard. George Payne promised to reinstate her. I wonder how George can live with himself? There many who do not want Mia to lead them or this country.

    • harry turnover February 20, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Yeh….wunna yard fowls and paling cocks who are hoping that the scratch grain handouts continue.
      …..and who the hell is Maria Agard ? man you getting on as though she is a heavy weight…why DEM din roped she in then ? and why Stuart din fire those Ministers who get up and SAY WHAT THEY LIKE …and WHEN THEY LIKE too? and Stuart has manage to live with that through the years and he is a ‘ bigger fish’ than George.
      Yard fowls like you should be worried as though it would be business as usual that DEM will form the next Opposition after the BEES won.
      People… Barbados not only need a NEW GOVERNMENT…..we NEED A NEW OPPOSITION as well…if ya in voting UPP or SOLUTIONS,,,NOT DEM fa RH.

  5. Sheron Inniss February 20, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Up de ting Grenville.

  6. Derek February 20, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Not Mia not voting for her. I will vote either DLP or UPP.

  7. Ras February 20, 2018 at 7:50 am

    UPP up de ting Mia scared of Maria and Lynette two Real Real Women

    • gsmiley February 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Ras you joking right?

      • Ras February 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        @ gsmiley Poor Mia Manley gone in Panic Mode
        I want Maria Agard to tell it all and start a Me Too Movement

    • Jennifer February 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      lol – how u know?

  8. Mark Adamson February 20, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I keep on telling countless people that Mottley is the WORST, POOREST, WEAKEST BLP leader EVER.

    I keep on telling numerous people that Mottley is intellectually and politically unqualified to be any prime minister of any government of Barbados.

    If what has been reported actually reflects the truth of what Mottley posited at the BLP meeting at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School last Sunday, that some of the newer parties, namely the UPP, Solutions Barbados, are DRIVEN by revenge, it will continue to show the ABSOLUTE shallowness of her intellectual capacity.

    Indeed, one only has to look at theories/ methodologies called dialectical/historical materialism, and apply such to Barbados at this juncture, and – any one doing so, can see – to some extent – why or can explain the emergence of the newer parties in this country.

    In Dr. Neville Duncan’s pamphlet – Introduction To Political Analysis – he wrote: “The dialectical approach is said to direct us to view any thing in its relation with all others and in its motion, as a process rather than as an object. It focuses on the posssibilities for change and exposes us to the complexity of worldly interactions……….Society is wholly a reflex of determinate law; its structure and movement being quite independent of human will and cleverness. The social prime-movers are the processes of material production……So the dialectic, in essence, is process and change through contradictions and development to higher and more complex stages through the struggle of opposites”.

    He also presented a schematic: “The sum total of relations of production – the way men (women) organized their social production as well as the instruments they used – constitute the real basis of society on which there arose a legal and political superstructure and to which corresponded definite forms of social consciousness. Thus the way men produced their means of subsistence conditioned their whole social, political and intellectual life”.

    In applying such principles to the UPP and Solutions Barbados today, they CANNOT therefore be driven by revenge.

    Mottley is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!

    She is TOTALLY WRONG to see these parties as individuals – as objects – and to attempt to define them based on a disposition – REVENGE – rather than realize that they are part of an ever unfolding wide ranging process in life – and in which there are clear expressions of some decay and break downs in the production and political processes in Barbados and to which those parties are not just – in words and deeds – a reflex of such, but are also indicators of where the country and some of the newer production and political processes can possibly evolve in the future.

    Thus, they are DRIVEN by an entire social determinate which goes way beyond the mere foolish thought of individuals merely bent on revenge.

  9. kk February 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    new parties after the same france all of them after, power, position and money. Maybe, just maybe they might be frustrated by all that is going on with the present leadership, but just like the rest, if they win, they WILL get comfortable and start to check for themselves. Especially that dread headed idiot that does sell socks in town.

  10. sticks and stones February 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Why is Mia casting stones furthermore what is she worried about? Does she not understand that in a democracy all has the same privilege as her to exercise a Democratic right in pursuit of goverence by law

  11. petra February 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Don’t be distracted by these yard fowls. keep focused. they can’t stop you

  12. Greengiant February 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Really surprised at the contribution of the opposition leader during this meeting in St. Joseph. She is more focused on the new parties than the election itself.

    What is her fear? Both parties, like the D L P when it was started by the late E W Barrow have a contribution to make at a time their contribution is needed. So shut it up Mia and prepare for the bruising battle that awaits you during this campaign.

  13. Alex Alleyne February 20, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I see it as the race is on to hold the Office in Parliament. Everyone in the pool has a chance. It is up to the voters and the candidates with lies and tricks.

  14. Dale Worrell February 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Mia could shut to hell up instead of worrying about the other parties present your party’s alternative to help Barbados.

  15. sticks and stones February 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    What alternatives..steupse they have none. However very good at presenting to the country alternative facts.
    The blp pride themselves on touting their past record oblivious of the fact that there past record was riddle with lies deceit and inefficiencies some of which Mia bears accountability and an apology to the country

  16. Victor February 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I am simply reading a host of diatribe regarding the opposition leader who refuse to respond to negativism. What amazes me, is her refusal to respond to the constant attack by her past leader…. that is what you call verbal control.
    I read the first three paragraphs of Mark Adamson who simply cannot have a discussion without criticizing the Opposition Leader. He is of the feeling that he can manage Barbados with his role of financial nonsense regarding removing all taxes. I say no more.
    It is about time that we as a people put aside the built-up hate within our hearts and work together to uplift this beloved country of ours. Yardfowlism will get us nowhere. One stupid thought will create ten opposing yardfowls and we will get nowhere.

  17. Lorenzo February 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    These DLP yardfowls ,the sodomite Ras Sticks and Stones,GreenGiant are all afraid of Ms motley.They claim Ms Mottley afraid of Maria Agard who will not retain her seat and perennial loser Lynette Eastmond who are not fit to tie Ms Mottley,s shoe laces.Throw in Maureen Holder and the Trini Dem all lightweights compare to Ms Mottley.Let any of them come to St Michael North East and challenge Ms Mottley from the PM down if they have talk for Ms Mottley ,Ms Eastmond left St Phillip why did she not come to St Michael north East?All of them are afraid of Ms Mottley by far the most popular politician and leader in Barbados and that is why the UPP and Solutions are attacking her rather than the Government which is strange for Parties looking to win a Government,in fact they seem to be in collusion with the Dems and Bajans will see through the charade.

    • Ras February 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Wait Lorenzaa I was looking for you in Trinidad at Carnival I wanted to show my Trini friends a real Bajan Maco man

  18. Solutions Barbados February 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The facts are that while UPP has several ex- BLP operatives, Solutions Barbados has no ex- BLP or Ex- DLP people in it. Solutions Barbados has 27 Christian business men and women, with 20+ years experience in business and financial management.

    These are serious business people with integrity. Our candidates may be new to politics, but so are the majority of the BLP’s candidates, 18 of whom have never been in politics before either, while the remainder are politicians that were dismissed by the electorate in 2008, now regurgitated.

    Solutions Barbados is not about attacking the BLP or the DLP, or any politician for that matter, we will NOT run our campaign that way. We let the facts speak for them selves, and we are focused on what we will do if elected. We are not about name calling, that achieves nothing but distraction.

    The DLP has so called “experienced” politicians, but look where those experienced politicians have brought this country. Solutions Barbados is no niece or nephew of either obsolete BLP or DLP party. Solutions Barbados is about bringing new, forward thinking solutions to the problems facing this nation. We are yet to see any such thing from the BLP or DLP.

  19. Joe Blow February 20, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    You see what many political pundits fail to realize is that most of the electorate have already dismissed the DLP. Their record, or lack there of, speaks for itself. Even hard core Dems whose navel strings are buried in Errol Barrow’s back yard can’t bring themselves to vote for the Dems this election. So who will they vote for?? do you really think they will give their arch enemy the BLP their vote, just to oust the DLP from office? Never! So who do they vote for? In a 2 party election they would just stay home and not vote at all, and the BLP would win by default. But not this time around. This time, there is another option that allows them to vote out the DLP, WITHOUT voting in the BLP. That option is Solutions Barbados. They can’t vote for UPP, because that is the same as voting for the BLP, but Solutions is very different. No Ex BLP people there. Also BLP voters who don’t Like Mia, and don’t want to give the DLP their vote, don’t have to stay home this election either. They now have 2 other choices, UPP and Solutions. This will be one very interesting election with so many choices, and voter turnout will be high.

    • Bajan patriot February 21, 2018 at 3:57 am

      Well said Joe blow. This election will have many surprises come election night. If Barbados end up with a collision government don’t be surprised.

  20. luther thorne February 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Sticks and stones – a DLP BOT – as in the Russian BOTS interferring with the USA election
    Playing a foolish game talking about alternatives. Trying to fool people.

    Yuh would have to be a coonumoonu to think that BLP would not have alternatlives.

    Wait! you wait
    You gwine see ACTION
    WUNNA shoulda done call Elections.

    History will deal with Right Honourable Freundel Stuart- deal with
    him. Deal with him . Deal with him.

    VICTOR – Hail Up Dread !

    Dont mind Mark Adamson. He LOVES Mia Mottley
    He is consumed by his Love for Mia
    Mark loves Mia- bad Oh Loss !!!

    When a man loves a woman
    He ‘ll do anything.
    Eric Lewis needs to stop playing the Archiebull Cox character and play the old man Rudefus
    Allison Hinds needs to sing proper songs and stop singing bout gyrations and the car part. Stop bringing men on stage to wukkup pon she. Follow Donella Weekes and Crystal Cummins Beckles
    and sing some proper songs.
    Freundel Stuart needs to call Elections
    Mark Adamson needs to propose to Mia Mottley on one knee in the middle of Broad Street 4:30 pm Saturday the 5th.

    Come on Mark !


  21. luther thorne February 20, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Nobody aint voting for Solutions.
    They have no ground game , no experience in Government, no training in Government, no largesse for the mendicant, no popular candidates, no controversial personalities, no words of wisdom, no legacy, no supporters, no big name associates, no women in their lineup, no youth arm, no base , no headquarters, no ID , no station, no hard hitters, no life boats, no bait, no sexy girls in pom pom shorts, no nothing.

  22. Adrian Shorey February 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm


  23. Saga Boy February 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Joe blow you are talking bare rubbish. The DLP has wide support in this country and why they will win the next elections.

  24. J. Payne February 20, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    “Parties” don’t win votes. Candidates in the constituency do. If BLP pelt out the aforementioned candidates what do they expect when those candidates no longer run under their former banner?

  25. Bajan patriot February 21, 2018 at 4:03 am

    My prediction. Solutions Barbados in a landslide.

  26. Lorenzo February 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Sodomite Ras I was not looking for you though your iq level is too low for me.stick to your type.the challenge stands let Ms agard,Ms Eastmond ,thePM,Mr Sinkler or any of them come to St Michael north East and get rinse out.J/A.and while you at it tell the PM to call the Elections,let the people decide.


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