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The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next few weeks, NATIONNEWS.com will be going down the political memory lane with a look back at the sights, sounds, stories and scandals that made headlines Previously in Politics.
January 5, 1991
Don Blackman will hand in his nomination papers on Monday as the Democratic Labour Party’s candidate for St Michael East.
DLP general secretary David Thompson made that clear yesterday as he scoffed at rumours that the controversial minister had turned his back on the party.
Thompson described the rumours as “absolute rubbish and totally untrue.”
He said Blackman’s deposit had been paid into the Treasury and the Minister of Transport and Works would be back this weekend from overseas. A check confirmed that Blackman’s deposit of $250 had indeed been paid into the Treasury.
Over the last few weeks, doubts about Blackman’s involvement surfaced. They increased as he failed, as a principal speaker for the party, to make frequent appearances on their pre-Christmas platforms. He has not spoken so far either and has not attended strategic planning meetings held by the party.