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What’s Trending: The 68 candidates facing the polls

What’s Trending: The 68 candidates facing the polls

Thu, February 21, 2013 - 6:45 AM

The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.

Today is election day in Barbados and almost 248,000 people are eligible to vote. The past three weeks have seen a highly charged election campaign, but everything comes down to today. Several of our online readers weighed in on this issue.

Alejuandro Tezu: People's Just go out and vote. If you don't vote and whoever gets in power you have no say in the matter.

Poetry Dancer: May the best man win.

Peter Lee: Do the right thing this morning. Don’t get tie up with greed. The money you get to vote can’t last forever. It’s money in your pocket sure but at what cost , as they say the love of money is the root of all evil. We all need money. Keep trusting in God and things will come your way whatever little you have now just thank God for it. Don’t be like the dog and the bone.  Good luck to all today.

Diana Cummins: I hope when all of whom are speaking vote red things dread,when things get real dread you don't complain. You all just like the boy who cried wolf. Should be thanking God,that despite the harsh economy over the world Barbados is doing great ..bunch of ungrateful people.

Robin Love: If DLP wins I feel sorry for you bajans - if you think times are hard now, just wait.

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 8 months ago
Sounds like to me no matter who win the Island is going to take a hit. That is layoffs in both the public and private sector coming.Privatization which again is more layoffs.The country is on a spending binge with no resources to back it up. However I suspect the Bees are betting on finding offshore oil.The case of the missing files surrounding offshore oil deposits is an in intriguing one at this time.I guess if you interested in taking over a broke business that you will want to see what potential it has.

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Posted by Trevor Brathwaite 1 year, 8 months ago
It's horrible when the country's fate is placed in the hand of guys on the block. who could care nothing less about the day to day running of the country. And if these politicians who are so confident they have done right within the various communities, Barbadians at large the hundred dollar bribes would not be necessary. I say this because three different young men came to my house and offered my son money and by extension myself. Further to this well known drug dealers in my district are the ones dispersing the funds on presentation of Identification cards. I find this to be most appalling and does not say much for the character of these men elected to lead. What example are they setting to even the very guys on the block, that anything can be bought when the time seem convenient? I have heard about this form of corruption before but now I know for sure it is true and because of my not wanting the country to be governed by such an individual and mind you both parties are in bed with guys on the block makes me wonder if my democratic rights or views really matters. Corruption is all around and I am hurt to know that the man of integrity I thought I knew and possibly grew to respect is as big a fraud as any other. Be blessed Barbados and cast your vote with much prayer trust me the country needs it and more-so the leaders .

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