The leaders of the two major trade unions came under heavy fire from Minister of International Business Donville Inniss while he was speaking at a political meeting at Thorpes, St James, Sunday night.
He criticized both Toni Moore, general secretary of the Barbados Worker’s Unions and Akanni McDowall, president of the National Union of Public Workers.
“The leadership of the Barbados Worker’s Union and the leadership of the NUPW are steep in the body politics of the Barbados Labour Party and are not interested in the workers of this country. I will not back down from that. They have been promised things by Mia Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party. That is why they have refused to cooperate with the Democratic Labour Party administration,” he claimed.
Inniss was responding to a report in another section of the media which quoted Moore as saying that she was never approached by the DLP in the planning of their manifesto.
She said however, she had met with the BLP and Solutions Barbados. He then issued a warning to those who believe they could make public statements unjustly attacking the ruling party.
“Whenever and wherever they go cursing people in the Democratic Labour Party expect a response. I don’t care who they sleep with or what they eat, that is not my business. But when you step into the public space and you attack us based on our policies I will defend this party that I have been a member of since 1985,” he said
The incumbent MP for St James South said his party’s manifesto offered the best deal for Barbados
“The Democratic Labour Party offers the greatest ray of hope for a more vibrant, diversified and resilient economy in Barbados. This is not a wishy-washy document. This is a document that has serious thought into it. This is not an election gimmick.”
He said the DLP manifesto was far superior to what the Opposition or any of the other parties were offering.
“They [BLP] are more focused on the next election; we are focused on the next generation. It is not about us who are in the eve of our days. It is about those who have to come after us.” (IMC)