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Focus on agriculture

Mike King

Focus on agriculture

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Senator Andre Worrell says the Barbados Labour Party (BLP)?don’t seem to understand how to measure development.
Worrell made this assertion last night before thousands of Democratic Labour Party (DLP) supporters at a by-election meeting in Sherbourne, St John, on behalf of candidate Mara Thompson.
“They (the BLP)?don’t care anything about agriculture. They only care about building monuments, and concrete blocks, that is how they measure development,” he said.
Worrell, a product of St John, said the BLP had fallen badly in the area of agriculture.
“What we need to be focussing on is secondary and tertiary levels of agriculture which they have been unable to do and which this Government, the Democratic Labour Party Government, will be implementing,” he said.
Worrell said that Mara was more than capable of following capably in the footsteps of her late husband and former Prime Minister David Thompson, who represented St John in Parliament for 23 years.
The night’s first speaker, Member of Parliament James Paul, said he owed much to the late David Thompson, who brought him into political life.
“You know one thing David John Howard Thompson, believed .. it is that I can be better than I was. He gave me the opportunity and I want you here, to give Mara the opportunity,”?Paul said to thunderous applause.
Paul, the MP?for St. Michael West Central,  said Mara Thompson, had demonstrated in her maiden speech in Gall Hill last week “a very vision and understanding of the needs of the people of St John.”