DLP Commits To Integrity Legislation
According to The Nation News, DLP Leader David Thompson publically committed his party to the introduction of “…Integrity Legislation, Conflict-of-Interest Laws, a Contractor-General and Services Audits.”
THIS IS BIG NEWS
We will be writing more on this later this evening, but for now, we just wanted to get this up. Here are excerpts from The Nation News article (full article link here) …
DLP: Beware morality mask
by WADE GIBBONS
DO NOT BE FOOLED by Prime Minister Owen Arthur’s recent “high ground” on issues of morality in society, says Opposition Leader David Thompson.
Instead, the St John MP has advised Barbadians to closely examine the goings-on in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government and the type of individuals it has been attracting.
Speaking yesterday at the formal nomination of his colleague, St Michael North-West candidate Chris Sinckler, at Ellerslie Secondary School, Thompson said Arthur’s utterances on morality in Barbados would come to naught until he established moral direction in his own Government.
…The DLP leader said there were no minimum standards in the BLP, and a common thread ran through those who had left the DLP to “feather their nests” in the BLP.
He suggested late BLP stalwart and former Prime Minister Sir Harold St John had to be turning in his grave at the new BLP and the “political flotsam and jetsam” which had floated through its door.
…Thompson said the time was right for integrity legislation, conflict-of-interest laws, the introduction of a contractor-general and services audits.
He added the DLP was committed to the introduction of such laws.