Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said that his former Caricom counterpart, Frundel Stuart frustrated the people of Barbados leading to his crushing defeat in the May 24th general election.
“I expected it. Up to a few days ago, I was telling my security detail that she would win all her seats,” Browne told a radio programme on Pointe FM over the weekend.
He was making reference to the victory of Barbados’ first female prime minister, Mia Mottley, who won all her seats in the parliament despite abuse and personal attacks.
“The then government at the time, clearly they had failed and it reminded me of the UPP government in 2014,” the prime minister said of the Fruendel Stuart administration.
Browne said just like former the former United Progressive Party government “you had an administration that could not account for its stewardship and one that would have failed the people.”
He said Stuart also made the decision allow the parliament to dissolve before announcing a date for the election, similar to what former prime minister Spencer did in 2014.
“Clearly, they knew they were losing and in his case, I think he frustrated the people of Barbados to the extent where it would have been a clean sweep,” the Antigua Barbuda leader said.
Browne said he did not want to get into the internal politics of Barbados while congratulating Mottley.
“Mia Mottley is clearly a very capable lady…I am quite sure she will do a good job. I think Barbados would have made a change for the better,” he said.
“In fact, I cant see the BLP doing any worse than the DLP,” he added.
Mottley was sworn in on Friday and her 30 member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday.
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