Sunday, April 14, 2024

Franklyn still in thick of things

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Former Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn is putting the Mia Amor Mottley Government on notice that even though he is no longer a member of the Senate, he has no intention of going quietly into the good night.

He told the Sunday Sun that before he had an official platform, he never shied away from keeping tabs on the ruling administration, and with the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) again capturing all 30 seats in the House of Assembly, he has every intention of speaking out loudly whenever he believes a governmental overreach has occurred.

Franklyn, one of two senators from then Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley’s People’s Party for Democracy and Development, said there were still powerful megaphones in the form of traditional media and social media, and if those failed to effect the change necessary, the courts remained an option.

“I was a voice out there before I was in the Senate. In fact, I believe that it was for this reason that [Atherley] chose me to be a senator. I was writing, I was on the call-in programmes, I was doing everything, but being in the Senate just made it more formal. I have no intention of stopping because I am no longer a senator; that does not make sense at this critical point in Barbados’ history.” (CLM/MB)

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