Battle is on!
RAWLE EASTMOND seems to have a fight on his hands to again represent the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in St James North for the next general election.
Eastmond formally wrote the party on October 16 declaring his intention to contest the next general election.
However, the executive committee of the branch met on Tuesday, October 18, and are requesting a nomination be held in the constituency on January 8, 2012.
The DAILY NATION has obtained a copy of an official letter dated October 19 which was sent by branch president Jeff Thompson, to the party’s general secretary Peter Phillips.
It states that “while sitting members of Parliament are not challenged, seven of the eight members who were present [at the meeting] are strongly in favour of having an open nomination for the candidacy of St James North”.
The letter, which was copied to Eastmond and the BLP’s leader Owen Arthur, also suggested that the fate of the party in the upcoming poll depended upon this move.
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