The DLP of Roebuck Street
By C. ALFIE GILL (PROFESSOR, RETIRED) | Wed, July 04, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
IT HAS BEEN incorrectly stateD that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was formed at Land’s End, Westbury Road. This misstatement is what historians would characterize as a piece of revisionism.
The DLP was formed at the Regent High School, then at Roebuck Street (next to Linton’s Garage). The principal of the Regent High School was (Carlton) Alfie Gill, who was the first assistant secretary of the party. All the acts of formation took place at Roebuck Street, no matter what the revisionists write.
It was also there that the nomination of the late Edwin Zephirin and Sir Douglas Lynch were put on hold due to the principal objections of Professor Gill, Owen T. Allder and L.B. Brathwaite.
All this could be verified by checking with distinguished founding members like Sir Fedrick Smith and Mr Pasty Springer.
A party is formed where it is factually formed, no matter what revisionists write.
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