Member of Parliament for St James South, Donville Inniss, has weighed in on recent statements, made by opposition St James Central MP Kerrie Symmonds, in relation to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
At a recent Barbados Labour Party (BLP) political meeting at Checker Hall, St Lucy, Symmonds referred to Stuart as a “rat botsie” as he called on the Prime Minister to follow his Grenadian counterpart and announce the date for general elections.
“I think that Barbadian politics in the 21st century does not need individuals who are going to spend their time cursing and attacking individuals on a personal level, finding all sorts of nasty names to call leaders,” Inniss said on the sidelines of a Democratic Labour Party mass canvas this morning, for George Connelly – the candidate for the St James Central constituency.
“There is too much discussion on things that are not relevant, a lot of entertainment and no meaningful and constructive dialogue on the way forward for Barbados,” Inniss added.
Last Friday Symmonds also received a sound chiding from, retired educator, Jeff Broomes who called for a public apology to be made to Prime Minister Stuart.
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Meantime Inniss has fully endorsed Connelly as the better representative for St James Central.
“What is important for us in St James Central is that we are offering to this constituency a gentleman who is committed to the cause. He resides in the area . . . [and] he is prepared to listen . . . to his constituents,” Inniss told reporters.
For his part, Connelly, bemoaned what he described as a lack of representation in the area as he put forward his plans to tackle among other things the “chronic issue” of housing in the constituency.
“As I [went] through a lot of the poor areas in particular there is a chronic issue with the housing stock. There are several homes, that if God forbid they were to have a major natural disaster, would put several communities at risk, not only the occupants of the house but those in surrounding areas.
“So one of the things we have to do . . . is a project [that] Government can not do alone. We have to get the private sector, the artisans in the area to give us assistance and we are going to go street by street, block by block, and actually lift the level of the housing stock that we have in each and every constituency,” the businessman said.]]>