Thursday 20 June, 2019

Mottley tells supporters 'Rome not built in a day'

Members of Parliament, the Senate and party supporters were in attendance at the first anniversary church service.

Members of Parliament, the Senate and party supporters were in attendance at the first anniversary church service.

On the eve of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) first year in office, leader and Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called on party supporters to keep the faith at a time when difficult decisions need to made.  

Mottley spoke to scores of party supporters and government officials this morning during a church service at the James Street Methodist Church.  

The Prime Minister acknowledged some Barbadians may not be entirely happy with decisions government has made since it came to office on May 24 last year. 

Despite the challenges, she said government is “confident that we remain on the right road”. 

“You have helped us carry this journey. Some of you may not yet have had all of your wishes and aspirations satisfied. You have had to lift some heavy weight and we are conscious of it but we also know that Rome was not built in a day... we will stay the course because this country requires it of us.” 

“Just as we set a simple target to be capable of saving our dollar, which we have done, I ask the country now as I have done in every speech this week and as I will continue to do, to join us in the next mission. The difficulty is that this is not a short term mission. This is the real real mission, to be the best that we can be…if we can be the best that we can be, I promise you that this country shall rise in glory and be a beacon that all will come to emulate across the world.”  

She described the last year as a “long journey that has ups and downs”, adding it has also been an “amazing start”.  

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