Patrick Todd confident of a third term for DLP

A Government Senator today suggested that members of the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) were as anxious as anyone to get the upcoming general elections out of the way.

Patrick Todd, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, also told the Senate that the Freundel Stuart administration was certain of a fresh and enhanced mandate to continue its “tremendous track record” in Government since 2008.

Speaking on a resolution to borrow US$13.9 million to refinance the restructuring of the sugar cane industry, Todd described Government’s contribution to the sector as a work in progress that needed to be continued.

“I wish to take this opportunity to reassure the public that this Democratic Labour Party, as we move towards our third time in office, with the will of the Almighty and the support of the public . . . we are very anxious as an administration to get the elections out of the way, so that with a renewed mandate . . . and indeed an enhanced mandate, I am confident we will be able to continue this tremendous track record we have been able to pursue since assuming office since 2008,” he told the Upper Chamber.

Todd also said that Government was still banking on a renewed sugar industry as part of its economic diversification programme.

“I am very excited about this . . . as we seek to increase the acreage of land under sugar production in this revitalized sugar sector, because then we can have an increase in the root crop production to increase the level of import substitution,” he said.

“Local entrepreneurs are now delving into this root crop production to such an extent that we are not just producing the primary products of the sweet potatoes to be sold at the supermarkets, but actually doing some level of processing in terms of the production of sweet potato chips,” Todd added.

During his contribution to the debate, Todd also expressed confidence that a court injunction which is currently standing in the way of the proposed multi-purpose sugar factory, would soon be lifted.

In the meantime, he said preparatory work was continuing apace.

24 Responses to Patrick Todd confident of a third term for DLP

  1. Pat Clarke February 28, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Mr. Todd,

    You must be sick in your head. Ninety-five percent of bajans are fed up with you and your Goverment and you really believe that the DLP will get a third term in office. To do what? Trump might have used the Russians to get himself elected as the President of the USA defeating the true winner Hilary Clinton but I don’t think the Russians in your corner.

    • hcalndre March 1, 2018 at 6:54 am

      Pat Clarke; what about the Chinese?

    • Mark My Word March 1, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      I am anxious as anyone to see George Jefferson as BLP leader

      • straight talk March 1, 2018 at 10:40 pm

        George would make a much better leader than Freundel Stuart.

  2. Pat Clarke February 28, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Mr. Todd, Ninety-five percent of bajans are fed up with you and your Goverment and you really believe that the DLP will get a third term in office. To do what? Trump might have used the Russians to get himself elected as the President of the USA defeating the true winner Hilary Clinton but I don’t think the Russians are in your corner.

  3. Johnathan February 28, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    That saying he is a man…

  4. Rb February 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I guess the first seat for them will be when he beats MIA… hey .. it’s a Dream…wske up.. lol

    • Carson C. Cadogan February 28, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      There is precedent.

      A man called “”Peanuts”” Morrison beat a BLP Prime Minister. And dont forget that Mia’s seat really belongs to the DLP, do your research.

  5. Carson C. Cadogan February 28, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Well said Mr. Todd.


    • harry turnover March 1, 2018 at 6:47 am

      Carson C Cadogan..wha de RH you telling me ? only SOME a wunna yard fowls and paling cocks gine vote fa wunna again…SOME CCC.. as scratch grain is getting scarce.

  6. Breadfruit. February 28, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    All of DEM third term should be spent up in the government owned hotel in St Phillip.

  7. Ralph W Talma March 1, 2018 at 2:34 am

    I like the idea of an increase in sugar production, especially now that the UK should be in the market therefor as a result of Brexit. But the rest of his speech was in my opinion a load of political clap-trap.

  8. Betty charles March 1, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Carson Cadogan I am a die hard dem and I cannot wait to get them out,you’re a yardfowl take your head out of the scratch grain

    • Carson C. Cadogan March 1, 2018 at 7:52 am

      The DLP is the Blue print for Barbados. The voting public of Barbados will return the DLP to the hallway of Govt. come the next elections. Bajans in general are Cognizant of the good work which has been done by the present Govt.

      We will be back in Parliament for a third term.

      The crooked Barbados Labour Party will be returned to the opposition benches where they belong.

      Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

      • Ernesta Catlyn March 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

        Who are we? ‘We’ know that you all does make nuff mock sport at Patrick Todd – how long he tek to get a degree etc. Stop the hypocrisy

  9. archy perch March 1, 2018 at 9:09 am

    The legacy of the crooked Barbados Labour Party.
    Cricket World Cup 2007, dig down historic Kensignton Oval and build a completely new facility on land not belonging to the government. The Oval still struggling financially. Wasted money on that ugly structure at the corner of Eagle Hall which everybody views with disgust and shake their heads. Wasted millions building a new Grantley Adams International Airport without jet ramps in this modern world. The airport suffered numerous leaks and people were standing in rain showers even at the checkout counters. Poorly designed building that looks like Pelican Village.
    Wasted money building an expensive toilet at Oistins for our favourite former Health Minister, Liz Thompson to use exclusively.
    The badly designed court facilities in Bridgetown, that even though it looked good on the outside, massive flaws existed within. Wasted millions on Mount Stinkerue. And how can we forget the current Sewage Project which the crooked party built twenty years ago dispite protests from the residents and lawsuits. The party has distanced itselff from that registered and documented FACT, and now blames the present DLP Administration for the current problems. Unbelievable the power of a lie from the skillful experts from 111 Roebuck Street. The Trump handbook has been a worthwhile investment for them.

  10. Randolph March 1, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Mia will lose her deposit too Mr.Todd.Both you and Stuart are still sound asleep.You will be beaten so bad.

    • Carson C. Cadogan March 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      In a DLP constituency?????

  11. Falernum March 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

    The odds are not good Mr. Todd, but some would say that a few of you – yourself included – would be OK in Opposition.

  12. Yvette March 1, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I am singing “I believe in Miracles”

  13. petra March 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    if you all are so confident then tell your leader to call the elections. then you can try to fix the mess you have made.
    Balkans will never ever forget this reckless bunch. Patrick yu are a good fellow what you doing among these vultures

  14. Belfast March 1, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    What the hell are these DLP people smoking?

  15. Nick March 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    To Carson C Cadogan & archy perch. you idiots really need to stop defending this government. It is pointless. The truth is that you all are probably ministers in disguise or friends and family of them. Enough of the charades and lets be serious about this. Mia made your pm look like a lazy and inconsiderate buffone today.

  16. Nathaniel Samuels March 2, 2018 at 7:06 am

    ‘Tremendous track record’. Mr. Todd, you should be ashamed to make that statement. Obviously you do not live in Barbados or maybe you live under a big rock because there has been very little progress in this country.
    If you feel that the many downgrades, the sacking of workers, the high and incessant tax increases and the loss of confidence equates to a ‘tremendous track record’, I know that you really care not for us, the people of this country.


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