“Dear Barbados Free Press,
You should have been at the BLP meeting at St. George Secondary School. The Nation is soft selling the talk about marching in the streets. More nuff than talk is happening when former cabinet ministers telling people to organise marches.”
Received from an anonymous reader
‘Unrest’ word spoken again
Crime is already rising in proportion to the closed businesses and potholed roads. The Royal Barbados Police Force and the Defense forces recently increased crowd control training and joint practices.
The government hears it coming. Law enforcement and defense hear it coming. Private security patrol companies hear it coming.
Now you listen… Hear that train in the distance? It’s not so faint anymore, you can really hear it now. It’s coming…
Marching ‘may be only way’
Some prominent members of the Barbados Labour Party have come out in support of civil protest against the Government, despite recommendations to the contrary from the trade union movement.
During one of the party’s The People’s Assembly meetings at St George Secondary School last night, various speakers said taking to the streets in protest might be the only way for Barbadians to get their message across to the Freundel Stuart administration.
One such speaker was former Cabinet minister Anthony Wood, who said the imposition of university fees and the planned layoff of thousands of public servants were reason enough.
“With them laying off 3000 and going on to 5000 and not knowing where it will end; with all sorts of fees being introduced onto workers in Barbados; with them trying to turn back the hands of socio-economic development by preventing poor people children from coming to university – if that isn’t a cause for the people to rise up and let their feelings be known . . . .
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