Atherley set to mop up mess
Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Michael West Joseph Atherley plans to mop up the mess he said his opponents in the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) created.
On Sunday night at Bank Hall Main Road, Atherley was ushered to the political platform with several supporters, who held their mops high.
He brought members of the Freundel Stuart administration including Michael Carrington, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to task for neglect of their constituents.
Several years ago he recalled that his colleagues Cynthia Forde, Dame Billie Miller negotiated a deal with the Inter American Bank for the betterment of Garden Land residents.
Each resident was to be awarded a $10,000 grant and receive better lighting, drainage, and house improvements such as the installation of water toilets.
He also mentioned the Land tenantry transfer programme under the Urban Development Commission, where people were able to acquire land for a cheaper price, while the government foot the rest of the bill. He said the DLP dropped the ball on both.
“These guys came to office and that programme went out we are going to vote them out, we’re going to mop them out,” Atherley said. (TG)