Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Joseph Dale Marshall is cautioning Barbadians not to be swayed by political promises from candidates or parties with a failed track record.
Speaking at Tuesday’s spot meeting in Lammings, St Joseph, Marshall said while many of the opposing parties have been making promises to reduce taxes and create additional jobs, they would not work in reality.
“I ask you not to be wooed by the sweet talk of the other political parties because they do not understand what governance is about. They are promising to remove land tax, they are promising to remove all kinds of taxes without even understanding what the impact of those things will be. Do not be wooed by it,” he said.
“We have three and a half years of solid experience working night and day to benefit the people of this country.”
He added that the BLP administration has proven itself over the last three and a half years and has kept its promises.
Marshall said plans have been finalised to fix the problems that have not yet been resolved.
“All of the things that the Barbados Labour Party has promised this constituency, it is in the process of delivering. We promised you that we will solve the water problem and we have effectively done so, we promised you that we will solve the garbage problem and that has been attended to. The transport problem has been attended to, the clinic at Horse Hill that the Democratic Labour Party had decided would be closed, me and Jeffery Bostic did a tour of that facility and we said ‘no’, and now the people of St Joseph have what is a brand new clinic at their disposal,” he said.
Marshall declared that given the pressing economic issues, along with the still worrisome COVID-19 pandemic, Barbadians should not take the chance of simply voting for an opposition, but should give their votes to the party that has done so much in a short space of time despite the odds.
“Why would you even begin to think of voting for the second best, in the hope that the second best would be a good opposition? What you want is a good government,” the St Joseph MP insisted.
“I have to tell you that I think this election is the most important election in decades, because this is the election that will determine once and for all the future of our country in terms of what our priorities are in relation to things like renewable energy, climate change, agriculture. All of these are things that have to be grappled with…, decisions have to be made.”