PM: Bajans need spaces to recharge
Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaking about the Botanical Gardens
Barbadians are not to only see themselves as “beasts of labour”.
This assurance came from Prime Minister Mia Mottley as she stressed the importance of places such as the new Botanical Gardens in St. Micahel.
“We must claim space for our people to reflect, relax, recreate – do things that ordinary people do to recharge, rather than seeing themselves as beasts of burden and labour and to be able only to function in a survival mode. That is not development, and that is not the kind of Barbados that we want!”
Therefore, as the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party administration works to restore and transform the island and economy, the country’s leader asserted that they want more the people of Barbados. “Hence this government’s commitment to opening up and freeing up these spaces as a national project.”
The Botanical Gardens is still under construction and has a long way to go but this past Crop Over season it was used three times as a venue - the inaugural Soca Monarch, Mimosa All-inclusive Breakfast Party and during the judging of the Grand Kadooment bands on Kadooment Day.