WAGES AND PENSIONS ARE TARGETS FOR A BLP VICTORY ON 24TH MAY

The Main Opposition Barbados Labour Party pledged pension reforms and civil servant salary reviews among other hot button issues when they launched their candidates over the weekend at the Weymouth Playing field over the weekend.

Breaking from a long-standing tradition of Carlisle Park, the main Opposition chose to make this launch a stone’s throw away from their headquarters next to Harrison College.

Mia Mottley, political leader of the BLP and Opposition leader spoke to the massive audience as if they were guests in her house, and gave an insight for some of her intentions on gaining Office come 24th May;-

She also said construction projects should not only be spread evenly among contractors but zoned according to where the project was being built – or as she asked, “Why hire a St Lucy contractor for a St Philip project?

In addition – Ms Mottley said it was a shame when Government restored their ten per cent pay cuts, and therefore there is money to use for better initiatives, she also noted how certain senior citizens were subsisting on such a meagre pension and this cannot continue;-

The BLP leader said the current administration’s obsession for construction was incorrectly applied and better use would be to ensure essential services had the correct tools;-

Must apologise for quality of photos, the Media Centre was far from Main Stage and the quarters meant to hold 4 or 6 comfortably, were housing about 20 different crew - our thanks to Ricardo Blackman for trying to assuage ruffled feathers in such close quarters!

Must apologise for quality of photos, the Media Centre was far from Main Stage and the quarters meant to hold 4 or 6 comfortably, were housing about 20 different crew – our thanks to Ricardo Blackman for trying to assuage ruffled feathers in such close quarters!

The candidate launch was regaled in part by DJ Turkey and the Opposition Leader herself was introduced by Barbados’ 2nd MP – Dame Billie Miller, the event saw many vendors getting quick business for snacks and beverages not seen in a while…

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