“We cannot at this stage, with such a fragile economy, have individuals make statements to scare people away from Barbados”
Former BLP Minister of Tourism George Payne comments to The Nation about Sir Roy Trotman’s anti-Jew statements. (See BFP’s Barbados Knighted labour leader shows hatred against Jews)
Correct us if we’re wrong folks, but isn’t this the same George Payne who while Minister of Tourism publicly dismissed Adrian Loveridge as the unanimously elected Chairman of the first Small Hotels Committee because he was not ‘sufficiently indigenous’?
Is Adrian Loveridge hanging about on the web today? Can he confirm our memories are accurate?
Please attend at The Nation to read the article, but we have to post it in full here because that paper has a record for changing and deleting news stories…
Payne: Scary comments by Sir Roy
SIR ROY TROTMAN’s attack on the management of Diamonds International was unfortunate and can “scare people away from Barbados”.
Opposition Member of Parliament George Payne made this charge in the House of Assembly on Tuesday during debate on the Employment Rights Bill. He took issue with the comments by the head of the Barbados Workers’ Union but also thought that Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo should have been reprimanded.
Payne said he felt that the heads of the other trade unions should have taken Sir Roy to task for the comments he made following the firing of seven workers from Diamonds International.