The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has a history of fighting for the people of Barbados and once elected it will continue to do so.
This assurance came from MP for St George South Dwight Sutherland who was speaking Friday night at a political meeting in Baywoods, St James as he endorsed the candidacy of George Payne for that constituency.
“We fought the Democratic Labour Party. We fought the demons who wanted to finger print citizens and we stood up for you. We were optimistic then in our fight. We didn’t show any fear. We fought the solid waste municipal tax and it was removed,” Sutherland said.
“When they brought the plasma gasification plant, we fought that. When they decided they were going to sell the Barbados National Oil Terminal, we fought that. We were optimistic when they decided to sell the Hilton and we fought that too. You here standing tonight have members of this great institution who are prepared to fight, and who are prepared to live in the realm of possibility under Mia Amor Mottley.”
Sutherland said the same way the party has fought for the country so too will Payne fight for St Andrew.
“You the people of St Andrew have to be proud of George Payne if he has to fight in-house for you he would fight. Greenland project is a good example of how he fought for you. He fought against his own to ensure that no landfill was placed in Greenland. George will fight for you.”
He agreed with earlier speaker, MP for St Thomas Cynthia Forde, that the ruling Democratic Labour Party “did not like” rural Barbados.
“They have treated rural Barbados like the outside child. The Democratic Labour Party has done nothing to utilise the lands of the Scotland District. I say to you the people of St Andrew, St Joseph, and St Thomas they are not interested in rural Barbados because rural Barbados supports the Barbados Labour Party. So we need to get rid of the Democratic Labour Party.” (IMC)