Hey folks… I don’t think Dr. Duguid or Mia Mottley ever gave us a straight answer about whether or not Duguid had applied for Canadian residency. So how about it, Doc? Did you apply for Canadian residency? Yes… or no?
Evasion & Deceit From Dr. William Duguid & Mia Mottley
William Duguid, the BLP Member of Parliament for Christ Church West, returned to Barbados yesterday from Canada amid accusations that he and his family have immigrated to Canada while Duguid unethically retains his parliamentary seat & salary. Even BLP supporters are complaining that Duguid is not providing proper representation to his constituents and are calling for his resignation. (Nation News: Call for Duguid to step down.)
Duguid had the press waiting for him at Grantley Adams International Airport, but considering recent articles in the Nation and at Barbados Free Press – Duguid’s comments were evasive and the news media let him get away with it. The press never questioned him as to whether or not he has applied for Canadian residency, and Duguid never addressed the issue. According to Duguid, the whole thing is a “DLP Gimmick“ and he was away on “personal family business. Is something wrong with that?”
Gosh, I guess Duguid had better have a talk with his party leader then – because according to Mia Mottley there is some fire in all this smoke..
Barbados Labour Party interim leader Mia Mottley already confirmed for The Nation newspaper that Dr. Duguid’s wife and family have moved permanently to Canada, saying “His family is not here, but he lives here; his practice is still here; his constituency office is still here; he is still building apartments here. But obviously if his family lives overseas, he will be in and out,”
In our article The Question For The Leader Of The Barbados Labour Party That The News Media Won’t Ask, we demanded to know the truth about Duguid and his intentions.
So we ask again, this time directly to Dr. William Duguid – and we’d like an honest answer because the people of Barbados have a right to know whether their elected representatives are full time, dedicated members of Parliament or are looking at other horizons.
Dear Dr. Duguid,
Have you applied for immigration to Canada, or been awarded residency in Canada?
Just the truth, Doctor Duguid. No evasion, no deceit. Just the straight truth from you to your constituents. You can be remembered for your years of service – or as the guy who tried to squeeze every last dollar from Barbados while his constituents were left with part-time inadequate representation from their elected member.
Your choice, William… and you don’t have a lot of time to straighten this out before it becomes your legacy.
(photo from The Nation News of Barbados – fair use showing that their reporter was on scene but failed to ask the important question)