Incumbent representative for St Joseph Dale Marshall has insisted there was no real progress made in Barbados between 2008 and now.
Speaking Friday night at a Barbados Labour Party meeting in Baywoods, St James, he claimed the Democratic Labour Party did not know the definition of the word progress.
“For the Democratic Labour Party progress is putting up a few new buildings. They put up a new Barbados Water Authority headquarters at $69 million but yet people can’t get water. A new sanitation headquarters but the people don’t get proper sanitation services.”
The former attorney general said there has been no progress for the people of St Joseph.
“My constituency has not seen any progress. We had decent roads but now we have a lot of potholes. We used to have water but now we have none. What we have are some thousand gallon black water tanks that the Water Authority rents for $56 000 a month. Water authority does not own a single one of those water tanks. They rent them whether water is in them or not as long as they are sitting on that concrete platform,” he stated.
Marshall declared that was happening now could not compare to how people lived prior to 2008.
“When the Barbados Labour Party left the economy in 2008 we had a bigger economy then than we have now. In 2008 people were enjoying a standard of life that was the envy of the rest of the Caribbean. That has gone.
“Prices have skyrocketed by 13, 14 and 15 per cent and more. But your salaries have remained fixed. That is not a Barbados that we should be proud of. We use to be the country that everyone used to look up to. This race is not just about who wins or loses the election next Thursday, this is a fight for the future of our country.” (IMC)