The Supposed Changing Of The Guard: The Next Barbados General Election

Submitted by Yardbroom

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart, the leader of the DLP

I have never been “AFRAID” to put my neck on the line for a just cause and at this stage in my life, I do not intend to be afraid now.

There have been many Blogs in support of the BLP here BU (Barbados Underground) and in other places.  So I ask myself is there in the interest of balance, another view.  I am reminded of the little boy who attempts to run away from home because his mother has given his elder brother 3 turnovers – a Barbados coconut loaf – and given him only 2.  We must see things in proportion.

There is also a lot of talk about who should lead the DLP Party because he is more popular.  I would simply say.  The supposed most popular or even best batsman on a cricket team is not necessarily the best “team captain”.

In this hubble-bubble some insidiously manufactured, we inevitably must ask ourselves what amidst the mistakes made by the DLP Government – and they have been a few – is so bad that it makes the DLP worst than their predecessors.  A long list will be advanced by those supporters of the BLP and some others of independent views, but take a step back to 2008 and remind yourselves why you changed the Government then, because only by making a decision arrived at by logical deduction can you arrive at a sensible decision.

For those of flippant minds, do not wish for the devil when you are in sunshine, for when he appears in the dead of night, you might wish you had not.

To the talk of in-fighting in the DLP, loyalty to a Party does not depend on you being the leader, to demonstrate loyalty.  For genuine loyalty is demonstrating through actions that there are people and things greater than you are and foremost of them is dedication to the people to which you are privileged to lead and who have entrusted in you their hopes for the future.

I must therefore ask the DLP.  Are you men/women of honour? are you those who seek and believe in a better Barbados? do you believe that when you look your children in their eyes in all conscience you can say I did my best for you and Barbados?  Then if you cannot there is work to be done.

Grasp this opportunity, the game is not “completely” lost never mind the whispers, the only Poll that really matters is on Election Day.  You must show by speaking to the people your dedication to a cause, Awake! and think of what you can do for Barbados, for you might never pass this way again. . . . . there is much work to be done.

0 thoughts on “The Supposed Changing Of The Guard: The Next Barbados General Election


  1. By now re : the hair cut…we should be all convinced about the arrogance of the man….(like Bushie in many respects)…


  2. @Bushie

    “Putting CSME Arthur back in charge is NOT a step in the right direction”

    I believe CSME is the best way out for all the islands and economic restructuring should be done within the context of a single economy; but we only like to shout West Indian and Caribbean when it is the Olympics.


  3. @ Enuff
    CSME is great when we all in but ..what we saw were people out to use Barbados for their betterment…We opened our doors and in came the USERS….I wish we could have a more controls to put an end to this …and there are many ….this lil country, because of kind hardheartedness was abused by those who came to plunder….


  4. Man Enuff
    How we can have an economy and the leaders cannot even decide on a common currency.?…decide on CCJ.?..(note who is the biggest culprit)….This did going on now since Eric Williams and EWB..um ent change…too much petty-nationalism.Enuf how do you suggest it could work when affa we sell T&T nearly eva ting …and them can’t even repatriate wid 2 bony flying fish…dey aint even want we PHD, although the Co. belongs to them..Da is how deep um run..ONE SIDEDNESS and selfishness.


  5. The Barbados dollar get devalue about eight per year for the past ten years whether or not you recognize this…

    Never a truer statement has ever been made. The BDS dollar has been devalued indirectly a long time ago. Indeed it has been buying less and less.


  6. but we only like to shout West Indian and Caribbean when it is the Olympics.

    TRUE, TRUE, TRUE. I HAD A BIG LAUGH THE OTHER MORNING AT THE BEACH WHEN I HEAR A FELLOW WHO USED TO CUSS JAMAICANS BITTERLY WHEN THE SHANIQUE MYRIE AFFAIR WAS IN THE AIR OWEN ARTHUR ABOUT HIS ROLE IN CSME NOW SHOUTING CARIBBEAN, CARIBBEAN, BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES. I REMINDED HIM THAT ONE FROM TEN LEAVES NOUGHT.

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