Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (centre) with (from left) recipient of the Mirror Image Award Cleeton Coppin, as well as Pride of Barbados Awardees Gloria Hoyte, Overton Franklyn, Astor Watts (accepting on behalf of Clyde Chase), Jasmay Burton and Egbert Maloney.
THE Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the public at large have a right to know how the almost $40 million used by the Constituency Councils over the past five years has been spent, because it is taxpayers’ “hard-earned” monies.
Adamant that the 30 councils across the island should be held accountable, Shadow Minister for Social Care and Member of Parliament for St. Thomas, Cynthia Forde, is calling for transparency and for investigations into these institutions.
“Too many funds are expended and there is too little to show for all those millions of dollars. Where are the funds that were allocated over the last five years and how were they expended?
“The Barbados Labour Party and the public want to know. Bajans want to know what happened to our almost $40 million and we do not have a proper report coming through Parliament, coming through the official Gazette or anywhere to help us ...