Thursday 22 October, 2020

Denny calls move to the Republic of Barbados 'progressive'

David Denny delivering a message of support for the Throne Speech by Dame Sandra Mason (Source: CMPI FB)

David Denny delivering a message of support for the Throne Speech by Dame Sandra Mason (Source: CMPI FB)

New praises and support for the latest Throne Speech are coming from the head of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration David Denny.

 

Denny says that he is happy and supportive of the Speech.

 

"I am very happy and I am very supportive of the Throne Speech by the Barbados Labor Party Government. This speech has created the conditions for many poor working-class people in Barbados during this COVID-19 period. I think the government of Barbados understands many of the issues that are affecting our working-class people. And our movement will support progressive action," Denny said. 

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Denny made the comments in a video posted on Facebook where he appeared pleased in reaction to the speech even with no mention of plans to remove Lord Nelson's statue.
 

Denny went on to describe the plans for Barbados to become a republic by November of next year, progressive.

 

"We're also very happy to note that the Government of Barbados will work towards organizing for Barbados to become a republic by 30 November 2021. This is a very progressive move. This is a move we have been fighting for and we are happy to note that the Government of Barbados will work towards that," Denny said 

 

The civil rights advocate again called on Government to make Israel Lovell and Nanny Grigg national heroes as well as praising them for the move to decriminalize marijuana.

"We are also happy to note that the Government of Barbados will extend the list of national heroes and we want to recommend to the Government that they will include Israel Lovell and Nanny Grigg in that list of National Heroes. We are also happy with the way that the Government of Barbados are dealing with the marijuana situation in Barbados...Our movement wants to say that we fully back the government of Barbados in relation to these ideas that were presented in the Government Throne Speech, " Denny said.

This is yet another endorsement for the Mia Mottley administration in the wake of the Throne Speech.

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