“ 'In poor taste' ”

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“Callousness, arrogance and indifference!” That’s how Hartley Henry, the former political adviser of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) under late Prime Minister David Thompson, described Chris Sinckler’s comment about all that’s left for Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to do to get attention is to “strip naked and run down Broad Street”. And he says the comment “makes one question seriously Mr Sinckler’s suitability to remain in that office going forward”. At the same time, June Fowler, president of the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Association (BIPA), the woman who was lashed by Sinckler’s tongue during the last General Election when he referred to her to as “a bald pooch cat”, said yesterday: “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Marilyn Rice-Bowen, president of the National Organization of Women, said it was “irresponsible” and “impulsive” and her body expects better from him, while pollster Peter Wickham termed the comments offensive to women and the Leader of the Opposition. And the Women’s League of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) demanded an immediate apology, saying the comment underscored Sinckler’s unsuitability for ministerial office.