Stuart Winning the Leadership Race as E-Day Looms

Fruendel Stuart leads Arthur in latest CADRES Poll!

Click image to read Nation newspaper report – photo credit: Nation Newspaper

Based on the most recent CADRES poll Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is winning the leadership race. What must be of concern is that the Wickham poll was conducted before Minister of Agriculture David Estwick delivered one of the most powerful presentations of the campaign so far at the NCF on Friday night.

How will this translate in the individual constituencies with a 3.4% swing in play makes it a very interesting general election.

0 responses to “Stuart Winning the Leadership Race as E-Day Looms

  1. @Observing(…) | February 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM | As I warned before. DLP-ites, please do not gloat. It is not over and gloating is a complete turn-off for the undecided. Continue to fight for every vote. A little humility (and humour) would go a long way right now.

  2. Smooth Chocolate

    @O THE POINT | February 18, 2013 at 1:13 AM |
    “u have not listened to what the pm said attentively he said that there are no 30 000 clico polyholders in barbados and he gave a figure of 14-15000,”

    I have listened to and the PM said that the 30,000 was the entire Caribbean not just Barbados. so am i to assumed that in Barbados alone, the figure is 14-15,0000 policyholders and the other 15-16,000 is made up of policyholders from Guyana, Trinidad, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia, St, Vincent, Antigua, St. Kitts. BAHAMAS? SHOCKING….

    SO WHO IS LYING?

  3. Smooth Chocolate

    I posted this earlier but forgot a point”
    it seems obvious that Arthur will lose his seat, Freundel will keep his and the BLP will win the elections but i am hoping too that George Payne, Dale Marshall and Noel Lynch will also lose theirs. What Arthur did to Mia will come back to haunt him in this elections.

    the DLP is the only political group that has sought since the death of Errol Barrow to sacrifice the salaries of public servants at the bottom of the salary scale. they did it in the 1990s AFTER Sandiford had given his cabinet, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Depts and Directors a huge wage increase, calling it a salary adjustment. four months following, he introduced a wage cut of 8% across the board which obviously affected those at the bottom and in no way touch those at the top.. the BLP won the elections in 1994, Arthur returned the 8% wage cut. the DLP won the elections in 2008. Thomspon cautioned that he was looking into wage increase and denied that he will give the public servants a wage freeze. yet in 2011 Freundel, his cabinet, PSs, Dep PSs, Heads of Depts and Directors got salary increases with back pay retroactive 2007, it was again called a salary adjustment. a Director who would be at the bottom of those at the top got $25,000 back pay, u could imagine how much then the PM, Cabinet, Permanent Secretaries etc would have gotten. while that was going on Ronald Jones was pleading with teachers not to push for a salary increase and Sicnkler was doing the same, since ‘the economy cannot accommodate it.

    Public servants at the bottom have not gotten a salary increase since 2008. with all the untruths mixed with truths about the public service, it is no wonder that no one cares about that group that is often abused verbally. the DLP will understand the public servant’s level of anger and frustration on Feb 21. yes, the economy is in shambles but the DLP made it worse.

    1) bragging about giving free busfare to children who totally abuse the system, giving free houses to those who do not contribute and have no intention of contributing to the system,

    2)spending vast amount of money on summer camps

    3) NOW THOSE SINGLE PARENTS, WILL BE ALLOCATED $200 PER CHILD PER MONTH FOR FOUR MONTHS, IF THE FATHER DOES NOT PAY CHILD SUPPORT. IN THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, DNA TESTS ARE DONE TO CONFIRM PATERNITY, IF THE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL IS THE FATHER, WITHOUT HIS SAY SO, HIS SALARY IS GARNISHED. THE COURT CARES LESS ABOUT HOW MUCH BILLS HE CLAIMS HE HAS TO PAY, AND MORE ABOUT HOW MUCH WILL BE TAKEN FROM HIS SALARY FOR HIS CHILDREN, BUT NO IN BARBADOS, THE DLP DID A VERY BACKWARD MOVE, INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR DNA TESTING, WHICH IS MUCH CHEAPER, AND IF CONFIRM , GARNISH THE FATHER’S SALARY FORTHWITH, THEY WENT THE MORE EXPENSIVE ROUTE AND WILL TAKE IT FROM OUR TAXES

    As it stands right now, those fathers who have to pay child support are probably smiling to themselves, knowing that if they do not pay, the country will do the job.

    AND THEY CALL THAT DEVELOPMENT

    the rich do not need assistance, the poor gets it and the those in the middle who contribute have an income so they cannot be considered for any kind of hand outs. why could they not introduce some kind of financial assistance to those in the middle who ALWAYS make the ultimate sacrifice? we are not begging but if the DLP can willy nilly give houses to those who could care less about themselves why could they not introduce some kind of programme where the middle class could benefit? Barbados is the only country in the world where the middle class is punished for being middle class and the poor is rewarded for being poor. if it continues like this, i imagine that some weak person will purposely put themselves on the borders of poverty to get that house that they have been denied. nothing wrong with assisting the poor but for heaven sakes, stop robbing the middle class

  4. Smooth Chocolate; Boss post again.

  5. I cannot believe that in this 21st century, when so many businesses are being closed down in Barbados and employees are sent home that the ruling party, DLP could actually claim as their road to fame the folowing:

    1. a refurished cafeteria at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2. a refurbished post office at Oistins, christ church
    3. AN IMPROVED ROUNDABOUT AT WARRENS
    4. A NEW BLOCK AT PARKINSON SECONDARY SCHOOL
    5. A walk-over at the Pine
    6 High rise housing (how many in these housing are fully employed, how many are illegals, how many are unemployed?)

    if that is what is coded as development for the 5 years they were in control of this island’s resources, then that is a total embarrassment to anyone looking on.

    Four Seasons is still a mess after Minister Sinckler took $60 million from the NIS and GAVE it to that company. that money could have been better invested.

    DO NOT BRAG ABOUT CRAP THAT COST POSSIBLY UNDER $20 MILLION WHEN YOU LITERALLY GAVE AWAY $60 MILLION OF THE PEOPLE’S MONEY YOU CLAIM YOU CARE ABOUT. that is only one wastage.

    My God you could have done better than that

  6. @Smooth Chocolate | February 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM |
    ” Barbados is the only country in the world where the middle class is punished for being middle class and the poor is rewarded for being poor.”

    i did not see the original blog but this is fantastic and so accurate, i was in recent discussion with a medical doctor who has been living here for about 20 years and his diagnosis is the same. it boggles our minds that the middle class in Barbados do not benefit from any taxes they are contributing. something is wrong when a party could take over the reigns of an island and in the face of recession, hand out houses to those who refuse to contribute, put illegals in government rental units and yes it actually happens. I know of young employed Barbadians working for salaries up $2,600 monthly, who had applied for a rental unit and was denied only to discover that illegals were given keys…check Country Towers, St. Michael

    it looks to me that this government relishes the desire to finance those who will not give back and yes, punish those who have the ability to contribute. sad times in Barbados

  7. DR. THE HONOURABLE

    RESTORATION MINISTRIES

    COVENANT LIFE

    NEW DIMENSIONS

    __________________________________________
    WHAT PART DID YOU ALL PLAY IN THIS EPISODE?

    SPEAK UP !

  8. @pINKIE

    STUPSE,STUPSE. U FAH REAL

  9. @SMOOTH CHOCOLATE

    Tell me where i can find the information that PS’s got a salary increase, aprt from the 10 percent public officers got when the new administration came to power. David Thompson was advised against the magnitude of the increase.

    R u aware that there were post that were considered related and hence because of the relativity, there had to be adjustments, for example, u had some postion where Heads were in the S4 Grades and there was a need to move them to the S3, thats why some postions were adjusted. someone like u should know better, but then again, why am I surprised about ur logic.

  10. @Garden Beer

    u r froth now, r u?

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