Change is going to come!
That assurance was given by the Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley to the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) faithful who were gathered at Speightstown, St Peter Saturday night.
The crowd stood in the pouring rain and gusty winds geared with umbrellas and raincoats as the party leader spoke about the “winds of change” that is passing over Barbados.
“A wind of change is in the air. These are showers of blessings. Change is going to come when we say to pensioners that your minimum non-contributory pension goes form $155 a week to $225 a week. Change is going to come for public servants for teachers, nurses, security forces, customs officers and general people in the public service. We have committed to you that if you don’t get a salary increase within the first three months we are going to give you a cost of living allowance because we know you are catching it. He who feels it knows it.”
“Change is going to come for those of you who the bank harasses. Change is also going to come for those of you who come out early on a morning having to leave home at 5:30 and 5:45 because you know the bus that use to come at 7 o clock in the morning might not come. Change is going to come for you people in Six Men’s garbage build up for two and half almost three weeks. Change is going to come for those of you who cannot go to the bank or credit union and get a loan to start a little small business,” she said to loud applause and cheers.
Mottley accused the ruling Democratic Labour Party of only looking out for themselves, their family and friends.
She said that if elected, the BLP is not only going to shield all Barbadians from the elements but they are going to lift them up. (IMC)