Who pick their leaders?
By Bob Verdun | Thu, May 17, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
The current controversy involving the Barbados Consumers Research Organization should prompt some overdue attention to the issue of “one-man shows”.
I have no information with respect to the actual level of activity of BARCO, and thus make no comment on the legitimacy of its leader, who has worked for many years on public interest causes.
What I do know is that there are several organizations in Barbados that never seem to hold public meetings and never seem to hold elections of their leaders, some of whom proclaim high standing for themselves and expect to be treated as influential spokesmen in the news media.
THE NATION would do Barbados a great service if it would investigate and tell us when such organizations like the Clement Payne Movement, the People’s Empowerment Party and the Association of Major Corporate Shareholders and more last held an advertised general meeting and a contested election for leadership.
All Barbadians have a right to know how many people are actually dues-paying members of organizations like these; when they meet; and whether they actually invite nominations and elect their leaders.
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