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Mottley returned as Barbados Labour Party leader

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 10:01 PM

Attorney Mia Mottley has been returned unopposed as leader of the main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and is urging Barbadians to speak out against the issues facing the island.



Mottley says Barbadians should become much more vocal about their struggles and join with her in a movement for a new Barbados.



Addressing the BLP’s 76th Annual Conference over the weekend, Mottley said there was a growing anger in the country.



She is accusing the government of destroying many of the country’s traditional values even as she acknowledges that the power to change the government lies with the voters.



Mottley says there are many issues, including the introduction of tuition fees for Barbadians at the University of the West Indies, the Municipal Solid Waste tax, the concessions granted to Sandals International and the high fiscal deficit, confronting the island.



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