Not in St Peter
FORMER?PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur has made it clear that St Peter, a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stronghold, is not open for business to “carpetbaggers” or political opportunists.
While declaring that the people of St Peter should not be taken for granted, he hinted last night at a BLP St Joseph constituency branch meeting that the parishioners had made up their minds whom they wanted to fill his shoes when he bowed out of elective politics.
Before an audience at the Grantley Adams Secondary School that included host Member of Parliament Dale Marshall and fellow MPs Kerrie Symmonds, Gline Clarke and Edmund Hinkson, Arthur said that the St Peter branch was a very feisty group and no one could be foisted on them.
Arthur, a 63-year-old MP who has held the seat since 1984, said he was honoured to have served the people of St Peter but felt the time had come for him to move on.