Dems celebrate party’s 61st year
PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART yesterday touted the exploits of the ruling 61-year-old Democratic Labour Party (DLP), saying it did not always get the praise of observers although it had a track record in nation-building.
Speaking at the DLP’s 61st anniversary church service at Covenant Life Teaching Centre, Green Hill, St Michael, the Prime Minister said: “Sixty-one years later, we are still here; 61 years later we have given Barbados four of its seven prime ministers; 61 years later we have transformed Barbados from a village to a nation and we continue to be the party that is more committed to securing human welfare.”
Stuart said it was the DLP which abolished the payment of fees at secondary schools and introduced the school meals services, equal pay for men and women, the Severance Pay Act and also paid maternity leave. (LK)