One of our readers, Trueblue, seems to take issue with our caring at all about the DLP’s lack of effectiveness and posted this comment to the Barbados Free Press article Barbados Labour Party Says Roads Are Improving – DLP Says… Well, Nothing Really…
BFP: do you publish what the DLP says about the economy? Do you publish any of the House comments carried in the newspaper? Where do you want the DLP to say it: on your site?
Lets be real. The people elected the BLP not the DLP. And gave them 23 seats – before Mascoll did his nonsense – so why should the DLP be in the equation?
To which the Barbados Free Press editor replied…
Our main point again and again is that the DLP has no online presence and haven’t been able to arrange something as simple as putting up their website in the last year.
The DLP or somebody should be in the equation as we are becoming dangerously close to becoming a one-party state – with all the associated dangers to personal freedoms.
The BLP’s conduct in the last year has been proof enough that too much power corrupts.
Now, a reader points us to a Nation Newspaper article Jones: Not Easy Being In Opposition. An excerpt…
“…the extensive control of persons in strategic positions in other media houses; governments’ utilisation of departments of communication and information; the positioning and repositioning of the governing party henchmen and hench-women in strategic decision-making positions; and the manipulation of state resources to their advantage, thus allowing for an even greater thunder of voice”.
“In this environment,” Jones said, “the voices of others are significantly drowned out. People then clamour for a greater voice from the parliamentary opposition without realising that the opposition can sometimes face insurmountable odds, particularly when it follows traditional methods of appealing to the people.
Our Message To The DLP: Quit Whining, Put Up A Website, Work Harder
These DLP guys and gals should leave the whining to us until they at least take advantage of existing opportunities to connect directly with the electorate.
Will somebody please give them the US$7.99 per month that it takes to have a website hosted?