For the probe or the poll
By J. MacArthur Cox | Wed, October 24, 2012 - 12:01 AM()
Let me state upfront I support the Peter Wickham/CADRES poll, and we in the Democratic Labour Party have only ourselves to blame. We refused to take the people into our confidence and now have the back-breaking task of explaining our position and why we did what we believe was and is right for our country.
Politics is also about public relations; and when one fails to enlighten the people, one pays the price.
Why not have THE NATION investigate or have a poll on the alleged corruption everywhere; on how every Government department is suffering from political infighting and inertia; and on promotion in the Civil Service, which should be based on experience and up to date qualifications?
What about CSME, which was implemented very poorly, with Barbadians now suffering the costs.
Whom do you see working on construction sites, in nursing homes, as domestics and so on?
And whom do you see in rum shops and under trees idling because they have been forced out of work? Bajans, of course!
Why did THE NATION not come out in support of Mia Mottley when she was knocked down and kicked by gender discrimination? Let us assume she did wrong. Is the Honourable Owen Arthur a saint?
Is he without sin?
Why is Mr Raul Garcia in the news so often, but our many poor women and men who suffer daily at the hands of the police, civil servants and private employers have little voice or no outlet?
Why has Government radio and TV remained a political football? Why has it strayed from the path it was created for? That is, to promote our country and people, and to educate and entertain them. These are all questions for the probing – or the poll.
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