PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART is warning his party faithful and by extension the wider community not to take the society for granted.
He acknowledged that the economy was critical to the success of the island, but added that in light of the changes taking place in Barbados, the functioning of the society must be brought under scrutiny.
Speaking at the 61st annual conference gala of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) on Saturday night under the theme The Journey To 50: Colony To Nationhood, Stuart, who was returned unopposed as president, said his concern about the society influenced the staging of the National Consultation on the Society at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre two weeks ago.
Making reference to a quote from former prime minister of Britain, the late Margaret Thatcher, that said there was nothing called a society, Stuart said he disagreed with her concept. (JS)
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