A ‘backward step’ says Prescod
Several placard bearing Mia Mottley supporters gathered at Queen’s Park about midday today crying out against attempts to topple her as leader of the Barbados Labour Party.
They met with Barbados Labour Party member Trevor Prescod who says this is “a backward step”.
“This is an insult to the intelligence of ordinary people” he told the crowd.
Prescod was referring to the latest development where some members in that party have thrown support behind Owen Arthur to return as the leader, ousting Mottley.
Patsy Parris, who lives in the St Michael North East constituency, where Mottley is the MP, says: “After God, the other person is Mia Amor Mottley. Thank God for her. She saw my plight and she helped me. She treated me like a human being and I am here to support her”.
By 2:15 p.m. the Mottley supporters went over to the BLP headquarters at Roebuck Street, St Michael where some BLP members including George Payne, Dale Marshall, Ronald Toppin, Gline Clarke and William Duguid had gathered.
Up to that point, there was no sign of Arthur.
More updates to follow.