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Mia: We said so all along

Geralyn Edward

Mia: We said so all along

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Mia Mottley does not want to say “I told you so”, but the Opposition Leader lamented it was now very clear to Barbadians that the country had gone from bad to worse under Fruendel Stuart.

In a 90-minute presentation to a meeting of the St Philip South branch of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) at Rices Pavilion last night, Mottley said it was now left to individual citizens and institutions to raise their voices against the deteriorating economic and social circumstances in the country.

Mottley argued that while people were promised a “pathway to prosperity” during the last general election campaign, they were now being led down a “pathway to poverty”.

Condemning the last few months as the “summer of discontent” in Barbados, Mottley said she and her party colleagues had spoken methodically over the past six years about the troubles facing the country at every level.

“Government continues to prescribe the wrong medicine over and over,” she told party faithful, adding that “too many people are suffering and too many businesses are shutting down” while Stuart and his Cabinet ministers remained silent.