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Count me out!

Dawne Parris

Count me out!

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It appears that all may still not be well in the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) St James North camp.
Incumbent Rawle Eastmond has given early notice that he will not be attending today’s constituency branch meeting – the first since Edmund Hinkson was chosen to replace him as the BLP’s candidate in the next general election – and that he is also likely to snub any other meetings called by the executive before the polls are held.
Eastmond, who still represents the riding until such time as elections are called, confirmed he had been invited to the meeting scheduled to be addressed by Hinkson, Ian Gooding-Edghill and Lynette Eastmond.
However, the MP who has represented the area for the last two decades insisted in an interview with the SUNDAY SUN: “I am not going on principle!
“When they had their secret meetings to oust me, they didn’t invite me,” he said, making reference to branch executive meetings at which it was decided that an open nomination would be sought.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.