Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Voters be sure to do “the right thing”


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Former Minister of Tourism Noel Lynch says his biggest fear is that on May 25 the country will wake up to no opposition in Parliament.

“It is not good for a Democracy and it will be a difficult task to govern with 30 seats but I would love to have no seats for the Democratic Labour Party on May 25,” he said to a sizeable crowd at St Patricks.

Calling for change, he told voters to go out and make sure they did “the right thing. Make sure you wear neutral colours. Follow the electoral rules and walk with every identification you have and make sure the X doesn’t touch the box,” he cautioned.

While saying Mia Mottley has all the right credentials to be PM of Barbados, he touted John King as deserving of a seat in Parliament.

“He is resolute and determined and has the character of the highest class.”

Lynch said the DLP has gotten their terms already and the team of the BLP is the “best and brightest of young talent mixed with the stalwarts to lead the country forward.”

On the platform for 30 minutes, he told the gathering the country is choked with debt, has no foreign exchange and zero economic growth.

“Look at the other CARICOM countries. They have grown and the only one who didn’t was Barbados.

He said the increase in taxations cannot bring the country out of debt. He said the votes of the middle class were essential as they were bearing the brunt of the taxes and now living “hand to mouth and paycheque to paycheque.”

He told the voting public that for the next couple of days when the DLP visited to solicit votes ask them to hand over the income tax owed and what will they be doing about the NSRL, sewage problems, children not able to afford university education, the QEH, the disabled transport system, the bad roads and the unsightly garbage. (NS)


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