My Fellow Barbadians,
You will recall that David Thompson said in the full glare of national television that DLP candidates had signed on to ‘A Code of Conduct’. Later at their first-year meeting at Holder’s Hill, St. James – Mr. Thompson told Barbadians that DLP Ministers, Candidates and Parliamentarians are: “Squeaky Clean.”
Up steps Freundel Stuart (photo above) and a few weeks ago – as Acting Prime Minister – Freundel Stuart said that the reason Michael Lashley was not appointed Attorney General, was because it was felt that he was doing a good job a Housing Minister. Alarm bells should have gone off when even die-hard Dems, who heard that allegation – shook their heads in disagreement.Then the Sunday Sun of August 1, 2010 reported that Chairman of the NHC, Marilyn Rice-Bowen was sacked with immediate effect, over disagreement between the Minister and the Board, pertaining to the award of housing contracts.
For sure, any Attorney General of Barbados must operate within the four corners of the law. Surely now, with their blue-eyed boy in hot water – Mr. Stuart must and will break his silence. Good governance, freedom of information and being accountable to the people – demands it.
So–again the country waits for leadership and for Acting Prime Minister Stuart to speak!!! Meanwhile we must hold the DLP accountable! Listen to an audio extract sent under separate cover and see why Barbadians now expect Mr. Stuart to speak.
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