The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is raising concern about what it described as “a lack of hope and leadership” in the country, amid a season that should be full of hope.
In fact, BLP leader Mia Mottley argued that “all around our society today we see the scars of disappointment, a lack of hope and too many signs of a people longing for relief from the harsh conditions they are forced to endure in their living circumstances”.
“This is a time when leadership is most needed in the face of uncertainty and against a backdrop of the requirement to provide hope; a time when an understanding of one’s purpose is most crucial to the effectiveness of the impact to be made in the society,” she said in her Easter message today.
Mottley therefore called on those who have been entrusted to govern to emulate some of the examples of the Easter story.
“. . . To exemplify the commitment of Jesus, who acted not in his own interest but in the interest of others; to bring hope to situations that appear otherwise dire,” she said.
“We are further encouraged at this time, when leadership is endangered, to emulate the life of Christ – to be humble and sincere in representing the interest of our people.”
In the meantime, Mottley promised that the BLP would continue to stand at the frontline for citizens, “to labour for a better life for our people”.