Wednesday, April 24, 2024

BLP tackles issues in Villa Road

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The Barbados Labour Party mounted one of its platforms in Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael tonight.

Among those speaking was incumbent for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds who produced a 2012 letter which he claimed was from Preconco’s managing director Mark Maloney to the director of the National Housing Corporation.

In that letter, Symmonds said Maloney asked government to let him complete housing units with tiles and kitchen components before putting them on the market.

Symmonds suggested this was evidence that the Democratic Labour Party-led government was prepared to rent incomplete units to people.

Meanwhile, candidate for St Michael South Central Marsha Caddle said there needed to be a greater look at how young people are handled in the judicial system.

She said a BLP government would look at controversial acts such as the recently amended Police Act and possibly have them repealed. 

Also speaking was party leader Mia Mottley who announced the BLP would be engaging in a National First Job Initiative in order to give young people the chance to learn on the job. (AD)

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