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Backing for Mia

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Backing for Mia

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RULING?DEMOCRATIC Labour Party Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner has come out in support of former Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley, saying that the way she was treated by her colleagues could happen to any woman with similar ambition.
Mottley was ousted as BLP leader a year ago and eventually faced a stiff challenge in trying to run for chairmanship of her party forcing her to eventually step aside.
Sandiford, the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, was speaking Friday at the launch of a new book Women In?Caribbean Politics edited by Cynthia Barrow-Giles that tells the story of some 20 women who have blazed a trail in Caribbean politics – four of them from Barbados, including Dame Edna (Ermie) Bourne, Dame Billie Miller, Dame Nita Barrow and Mia Mottley.
“Don’t think that I have a brief for the Honourable Mia Mottley. We are on the opposite sides and God willing when I get in the House [of Assembly] we will go toe to toe because that is the nature of our politics.  (JS)
Read full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.