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Bees ready

Deputy political leader of the Barbados Labour Party, Dale Marshall, as he led some party officials during a post-election date announcement meeting at their Roebuck Street headquarters. From left: Clyde Mascoll, Mia Mottley, Dr William Duguid and Dr Jerome Walcott, while at right are: Pat Parris, Jimmy Serrao, Herbie Yearwood and Ben Martinez. Posters of Margo Durant-Callender and BLP leader Owen Arthur at Gall Hill, Christ Church, last night.

By Barry Alleyne | Wed, January 30, 2013 - 12:10 AM

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is ready to rumble on February 21.

Political leader and former Prime Minister Owen Arthur last night said his party was confident of a win at the polls, and would wage a serious campaign battle, taking nothing for granted.

“We are confident, but not yet triumphant,” a careful-sounding Arthur told the MIDWEEK NATION moments after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart revealed that election day would be February 21, and Nomination Day next Wednesday.

Arthur said: “We certainly can’t say we’ve been caught napping. The Barbados Labour Party will benefit from being given this opportunity to do all its work in good time,” the MP for St Peter added.

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Posted by En Dee 1 year, 2 months ago
Time for Arthur to go. We now need some young blood and a fresh approach to lead the BLP. Even if the BLP does not win let us get rid of Owen and hand the reins to a younger more capable and flexible individual. Mia should be in charge. The people of St Peter deserve better. Nigel D.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 2 months ago
En Dee is entirely correct.
Owen needs to go play wid de grandchildren.
Bye Owen!

Let someone else tek over
and not necessarily Mia, bcoz I hear she en too cute!

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Posted by collin green 1 year, 2 months ago
We the people of St. Peter are not the type to discriminate based on age, rather we tend to remember and show gratitude to those who have been good to us. We don't change just for change sake . That is why this country is broken the way it is now.
I know some of you won't like this but the way the electorate treated the BLP five years ago is not much different to the way some families treat their elder folk in this country, they send them off to an old folks home or just downright abandon them and as the old folk would say "God don't like ugly"

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 2 months ago
Team BLP, please make sure pictures showcase more of the candidates going before the electorate.

Why are all these other people in this photo? Please relegate them to the background and let the newer candidates be seen.

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Posted by David Brathwaite 1 year, 2 months ago
A better thought would be to get rid of Fruendel.

By the way, who will lead the Dems after the election loss?

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Posted by En Dee 1 year, 2 months ago
@Collin Green: Please tell us exactly what Owen did for the people of St. Peter. We, including some St. Peter residents, are anxiously awaiting your response. Good luck! Nigel D.

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Posted by collin green 1 year, 2 months ago
Its not a case of what he did for the people of St. Peter, its more about what he did for the country as a whole. The fact that Barbados was the envy of the caribbean speaks volumes. At one point we were the focal point for migration within the region. Its not hard to imagine why the Trinis considered Barbados the go to island for invesment. Further more, any new investment in Barbados is being done in anticipation of the return of the great one

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