UPDATE: This article originally published October 22, 2008 and it mentioned two now current topics in June of 2009 – Dr. Duguid leaving politics and Mia Mottley’s “leadership by divine intervention of her father.”
The article also says the following…
“As the former Deputy Prime Minister, former Attorney General and a senior Cabinet member, Mia Mottley was so entwined with the corrupt Owen Arthur administration that the stench of corruption and abuses of power will never leave her. Never.”
Original Article Published October 22, 2008…
The annual conference of the Barbados Labour Party will take place this weekend at Queen’s College School hall, Husbands, St James. General Secretary Dr. Duguid is stepping down (rumour has it he won’t stay as a sitting MP for long) and lots of new young blood is being injected into the party.
As Dame Billie Miller says the party would be looking to renew the way it did business and to promote younger members for the 21st century.
“We will not do business in the 21st century the way we used to in the 20th,” says Billie.
Sure… whatever you say, Billie…
With the notable exception of the BLP’s leader Mia Mottley – who is the last of a Mottley political dynasty that began three generations ago. As the former Deputy Prime Minister, former Attorney General and a senior Cabinet member, Mia Mottley was so entwined with the corrupt Owen Arthur administration that the stench of corruption and abuses of power will never leave her. Never.
Mia Mottley Is A Liability To A New BLP
While the new blood and potential BLP replacement leaders jockey for position, Mia serves as an interim leader whose mandate to lead has never been ratified by the BLP membership.
Could Mia win a new leadership contest? Unless she places herself in a real contest before the membership in 2009, her “leadership by divine intervention of her father” will lose all credibility and she will become even more of an albatross around the neck of a BLP that is searching for new energy.
The Nation: BLP Prepares For Annual Conference