Former Prime Minister lauds current Opposition Leader at BLP’s constituency meeting in Selah Primary: ex-Senator & St Lucy Candidate pose severe questions for current Administration of Barbados

One time leader of the Barbados Labour Party and former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, sees value in questions posed by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley over the current NHC debacle gripping Barbadians’ collective curiosity.

The retired war-horse waiting his turn for the Mic

The retired war-horse waiting his turn for the Mic

Mr Arthur appears to have put on more weight since we saw him in February, some of his former Cabinet colleagues indicated the St Peter MP also had his own health issues, but due to following a new regimen he appears to be on the mend.

Mr Arthur remians busy depsite not being as actively involved in politics, he told the audience many times he's preparing a paper to assist St Kitts at the United Nations

Mr Arthur remains busy despite not being as actively involved in politics, he told the audience many times that night he's preparing a paper to assist St Kitts at the United Nations

The crowd who had gathered at the rural St Lucy primary school, gave the ex-Leader a warm welcome and were totally caught up in his presentation where he referred to Mia Mottley’s questions over the price of plots at Coverley which may have been sold for a different price and allegedly to a popular land developer.

The queries were also raised by the Auditor General in his own report on the National Housing Corporation {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR ADOBE FILE ON LEIGH TROTMAN’S DISCOVERIES & RECOMMENDATIONS};-

Special Audit on NHC 2009 (http://bao.gov.bb/photos/Special%20Audit%20on%20NHC%202009.pdf)

The West Coast parliamentarian, who voluntarily demitted as leader of the BLP after their landslide defeat in 2008, also found value in Ms Mottley’s tabling a draft motion to the Public Accounts Committee on what did the NHC do between December 2008 and July 2010.

The St Lucy hopeful tackling issues he wants addressed once elected into the House of Assembly

The St Lucy hopeful tackling issues he wants addressed once elected into the House of Assembly

Also speaking that evening was the BLP’s candidate for St Lucy, Peter Phillips, he wanted to know why Town & Country planning had different rules for real estate plots within the same parish he hopes to wrest from Dennis Kellman {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Phillips asked how is it that Pickering was given a green light to build shortly after the Dems came to power in 2008 while other St Lucy projects which met the housing needs of parishioners and were placed before Pickering and yet are still awaiting approval?

Kerrie Symmonds using tactics of oratory learned at Harrison College to enthrall St Lucy-ites, keeping matters on the front seat

Kerrie Symmonds using tactics of oratory learned at Harrison College to enthrall St Lucy-ites, keeping matters on the front seat

Former Upper Chamber BLP representative Kerrie Symmonds also wanted to know when Acting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart would hold a televised dialogue with BLP members on initiatives which have been left to die on the vine, in his view {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The former Senator wishes to discuss the possibility of engaging the Civil Service into a 24 hour capacity as well as boosting Six Men’s fishing industry based on EU recommendations which are yet to be examined despite offers of funding

A portion of those attending the Constituency meeting that drizzly Sunday afternoon

A portion of those attending the Constituency meeting that drizzly Sunday afternoon

This meeting was well attended by many Old Guard members of the Barbados Labour Party such as Jerome Walcott, Ronald Toppin, also-ran George Griffith along with erstwhile Senator Sandra Husbands. However, unlike the Dems, the BLP is pushing new blood into its candidacy like Peter Phillips – at the same time, now Dame Billie Miller is retired perhaps a new cadre of female candidacy can be allowed to blossom too? The DLP’s sole lady MP remains Esther Byer-Suckoo.

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  1. Good to see ‘my Prime Minister’ still keeping an eye on things…

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