Overwhelming Support from BLP followers: Hundreds appear at Hilda Skeene Primary to learn of latest CLICO happenings from Mia Mottley!
It is widely accepted that she only speaks when she has something fresh, exciting, innovative and important to say, and Sunday 20th March 2011 at the Hilda Skeene Primary School – was no exception. Like a magnet, the minute Mia Mottley said “good evening,” she connected with the massive crowd immediately. You really could not help noticing that the extremely huge crowd (highly unusual for an ordinary Branch Meeting) was made-up of a significant number of women of all ages, even though men were well represented.
The Former Leader of the Opposition gave the huge crowd a crystal-clear view of what real, serious and innovative leadership looks like. It has not gone unnoticed that while some are alleging how great they are, Mia Mottley seems more concerned, especially in these difficult times, with how people are coping and whether they are able to keep body and soul together. Her address last Sunday was therefore “relevant and timely” and she discussed issues like Clico; human tragedy, as well as other issues, which are important to Barbadians and which they care about.
Asking the question: “how long is too long,” as regards the length of time it took the government to put Clico under judicial management, Miss Mottley praised the former Head of the Oversight Committee for his outstanding service to Barbados.
The numbers last Sunday were simply overwhelming and a far cry from wild allegations when the country was told that she could somehow be unacceptable. Whether there could somehow be a clamour for someone else – we may not easily see, without a tremendous mobilization effort on the part of others, especially given the extremely massive crowd that turned up last Sunday to hear the St. Michael North East Parliamentary Representative.
Judging by that massive number of people, it is obvious that Mia Mottley represents the gift of hope and with so many people in Barbados already suffering, you can’t help believing that that there is a better way. No doubt, having heard her excellent and simply elegant presentation Sunday night, many more are going to agree that Mia Mottley holds out the kind of leadership that’s going to get Barbados back on a path to strength and prosperity. But for that to happen, it is going to be up to every patriotic Barbadian to lead the way.
The close to 500 persons, who packed the huge Hall at Hilda Skeene and in circumstances where there were five other BLP Branch Meetings, that evening – will certainly put tremendous pressure on the present leadership of the BLP and it will not be surprising, if they are now pressured to utilize tremendous resources, in a desperate attempt to mobilize an equally or even bigger crowd – just to try to downplay the obvious: that there is now a serious clamour for Mia Mottley.
But, for Mia Mottley, it is clear that politics is not a game! Neither is it about scoring cheap political points. Rather, it is about the genuine concern for people and improving their quality of life. Judging from recent BLP Outdoor Public Meetings; the increased numbers who turned up on the two occasions she spoke at the By-election in St. John and now – the meeting last Sunday – it is clear that there is a tremendous and growing demand to see Mia Mottley and hear her speak. Though accurate, that is only painting a small part of this magnificent and fascinating unfolding story.