BLP ‘home’ gets a facelift
THE OPPOSITION BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is getting its house in order for the next general election, constitutionally due by April next year.
Yesterday rank-and-file party members led by chairman Dr Jerome Walcott gave BLP headquarters, the Grantley Adams House on Roebuck Street, St Michael a spanking new look with its party colours of bright yellow and red.
Paint brushes were the order of the day as some Members of Parliament and their supporters showed off their artistic ability in painting the interior and exterior of their headquarters.
“One of my first priorities for this year was to refurbish and restore the building and to get the headquarters ready for an election,” Walcott said.
Noting that the Bridgetown landmark was the party’s base for election campaigning in 1999 and 2003, Walcott added: “We need to get it ready. It sends a message and it shows our party supporters that we are ready and it also shows wider Barbados that we are getting ready and prepared to take care of the country.”
Walcott described yesterday’s event as a community workday when MPs, candidates and ordinary people in the party rubbed shoulders. (TS)