Barbados opposition calls for fresh elections

Barbados Labor Party (BLP) on Wednesday announced plans for a “National March of Disgust” on March 11

Mia Mottley

The main opposition Barbados Labor Party (BLP) on Wednesday announced plans for a “National March of Disgust” on March 11 as the first step into to forcing the Freundel Stuart government to call fresh general elections.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley told a news conference that Barbadians must now be given an opportunity to have a say in the economic decline of the country and the ongoing battle by the government to dismiss Central Bank Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell.

The High Court is expected to rule on the matter on Thursday.

Stewart...BPL wants him to call fresh elections
Stewart…BPL wants him to call fresh elections

“We will be marching on the afternoon of Saturday, the 11th March 2017, and we call upon all civic minded Barbadians to join with us in sending a message to Freundel Stuart and his cabinet that their style of governance is not cute, but above all else that Barbados cannot bear the weight of the indifference and the incompetence of Freundel Stuart and his cabinet for another 12 months,” Mottley told reporters.

“Ironically, yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Barbadians going to the polls at the last elections and several commentators have said over the last two weeks and we have sat back and listened to them, including some of their own, this crisis situation is bigger than each of us”.

Mottley said that the BLP is determined “that no one, not even the titular leader of this country must be allowed to stand in the way of the urgent need to stop the hemorrhaging, to stabilize the country and to put us back on the proper path to recovery.

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