BLP abandoned St. John Polyclinic for 14 years.
Minister of Health Donville Inniss makes a good point in today’s Barbados Advocate. BLP candidate Hudson Griffith is accusing the DLP of neglect because the current government hasn’t finished the St. John Polyclinic since they came to power 3 years ago. Mr. Griffith fails to mention that his Barbados Labour Party let the clinic rot for the 14 years they formed the government.
For the record, we agree with Minister Inniss: actions taken by people, parties and governments in the recent past can harm or remove their “moral authority” and credibility to speak on current concerns.
It’s the same as Owen Arthur or Mia Mottley now calling for freedom of the press and open access to the news media. Considering that Mottley called unregulated talk shows and blogs “a threat to democracy” and Owen Arthur used to call up newspaper editors and threaten them, the BLP don’t have much right to be preaching to us now about the news media. It’s the same with health concerns.
Health Minister Donville Inniss has a big point: a person’s actions in the not too distant past can destroy any moral authority and credibility they might have to provide leadership to Barbadians.
Barbados Advocate Inniss: BLP has no right to comment on Polyclinic