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Quitting of Smith shocks

Mike King

Quitting of Smith shocks

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Roger Smith’s exit as a candidate for St Philip West has come as a “comprehensive shock” to political leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Owen Arthur.
Smith, a Sagicor insurance executive, has written the party, withdrawing as a candidate for “personal reasons”.
The sudden resignation was reportedly accepted by the BLP’s national executive council Wednesday night.
“It comes as a great shock,” the Opposition Leader said yesterday.
“He is a young man with a family and there is no graceful way to have to go through these things in public life, but that is what it is. The party will have to go on.”
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.