The country will feel more of a sigh of relief than jubilation if David Thompson and the DLP are successful in forming the next Government of Barbados.
If the electorate has learned anything in the past ten years, it is that we citizens cannot afford to relax our vigilance upon those who govern our nation. We have also learned that our system of government is flawed and that once a group of people are elected, they can act with impunity to pillage the public purse. There are no controls, no laws against the theft of our tax dollars. No laws against politicians using their office to grow rich. There is no oversight, no accountability. The public doesn’t even have the right to examine how the government spends our money.
We saw a Minister of Tourism who became a millionaire virtually overnight. We saw a Minister of Public Works who built a house on land his government expropriated from private ownership. And we saw a Prime Minister who became one of the wealthiest men on the island in less than a decade.
We saw our news media strangled and afraid… handing over tens of thousands of dollars for daring to read a citizen’s letter that asked the question we all want answered: “How did our politicians become millionaires on government salaries?”
Be Vigilant Today At The Polls
Watch for the stranger voting with someone else’s name. Look out for boxes going out the back door at your voting place – after the counting is done. Oh yes… the tricks are done during the counting, but the evidence must be disposed of later.
Keep your eyes on the hands of the voting clerks… especially during the slow times.
Keep those cameras handy and watch that back door. Always watch the back door after the count – even several hours later.
The BLP government cared nothing for the rule of law when in office. It is the truth that if they cannot win this election, they will attempt to steal it.