People are saying that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley should take a page out of Grenada’s PM Dr. Keith Mitchell’s book about arrogance.
Dr. Mitchell, who was speaking during a recent radio cricket interview in Barbados about the “attitudinal” change of the new Ricky Skerritt-led Cricket West Indies (CWI) administration says it is a “fundamental” departure from “arrogance” which marked the previous Dave Cameron leadership.
He said: “the attitudinal change has been the most fundamental. In anything you’re doing in life, I always say in the politics I’m involved in, humility is a major plus – a major part of success.”
“We got lost easily as politicians by demonstrating arrogance in power and if you’re in business you demonstrate arrogance you will suffer,” Dr. Mitchell explained.
Some observers claim that Rowley is saddled with arrogance. Others say that he is arrogance personified and if he continues to get on his high “horse” and behave in a particular way he will suffer the consequences.
They say Rowley does not know about humility and easily gets “hot under the collar” when faced with criticisms.
Many viewers criticized his behaviour last week in Parliament when he clashed with Opposition MP Dr. Roodlal Moonilal over the new Tobago airport terminal which could end up costing taxpayers more than $1.7 billion dollars for an island of fewer than 60,000 people and more than twice the cost of the Piarco International airport in an island of 1.2million people
In his answer to Dr. Moonilal, Dr. Rowley began shouting and pointing at him saying “you could say what you want. The people will get their facility,” causing the Speaker to call for an order. Wow! Wow! Wow!