Dr Denis Lowe says members of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) were carrying out surveillance on his residence and warned that these kinds of activities were foreign to Barbados’ political landscape and citizens should be on guard.
He cited a recent visit to his home by former Prime Minister Own Arthur to check on his health, that had become the subject of BLP discussions shortly after. He said relationships had been built across the political aisle over the years but there were some who were intent on eliminating such relationships.
The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Christ Church East incumbent, who has been the target of frequent BLP attacks, made it clear that he had not done anything for which he should be ashamed during his ministerial tenure.
“We will not be distracted,” Lowe told the boisterous crowd of flag-waving supporters who led him onto the stage to Jimmy Cliff’s Born To Win hit song. Moreover, he added: “I have nothing to be ashamed of.”
Speaking last night at a mass meeting in Silver Sands, Christ Church, Lowe attacked his BLP opponent Wilfred Abrahams, accusing him of not caring about the “ordinary people” of the constituency.
Insisting that he had a connection with the working class of Christ Church East because of his background from a poor family in rural St Andrew, Lowe said: “I know what it is to be poor. . . . My family was poor, and I am not ashamed of that.”
Saying he had been the subject of many lies and unwarranted attacks, the Minister of the Environment, said he had tried wherever possible to secure jobs for people in his constituency.
In fact, he boasted that over the past ten years he had facilitated jobs for at least 500 constituents. And when it was time for cuts to be made to the National Conservation Commission which falls under his ministry, he tried to save the jobs of his “people”.
Lowe stressed that his record as a Member of Parliament for empowering his constituents could not be questioned. “You may not like me, but you cannot say that I have not done a lot for this constituency,” he said. (IMC)