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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 10, 1999
FORMER Prime Minister Erskine Sandiford has hinted that politicians might be bribing voters with money.
The Democratic Labour Party's St. Michael South candidate said while he had no empirical evidence of this, he expressed the hope that "money does not corrupt the voters of this country".
He alluded to this while addressing constituents on Friday night at his constituency office at Paragon, St. Michael.
"I want to alert all people in this election that bribery is an election offence in terms of both the person who offers the bribe and the person who receives the bribe," he warned, pointing out that the law was on the statute books."
Sandiford also lambasted the Barbados Labour Party for what he called vistimisation of workers.
He spoke about the suspension of Rosemary Alleyne from the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and the dismissal of Tony Arthur and Sylvia Lynch from the Barbados Tourism Authority, as well as the four directors from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.