Yes, for the people
THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE in Barbados continues.
Last night embattled Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick voted with the Government to facilitate the 15-12 passage of the Appropriation Bill (the Estimates Of Revenue And Expenditure), while former Prime Minister Owen Arthur was a no-show to support the Opposition.
Estwick, the St Philip West MP, said his vote was a case of putting people before his conscience.
On other hand, Arthur’s non-appearance was termed by Donville Inniss, the Minister of Commerce and general secretary of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, as a slap in the face for Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley.
Estwick, who has indicated his disagreement with the fiscal approach of the Government and proposed an alternative path to Cabinet last month, said last night, “I voted for the Estimates in the interest of the public officers even though I am not in agreement.”