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BLP will not be shut out of jubilee

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

BLP will not be shut out of jubilee

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THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) has kicked off its own series of activities to celebrate Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence.

General secretary Dr Jerome Walcott said the party was never critical of the year-long celebrations by Government but objected to being excluded from the Independence Committee, which was set up to plan and execute the various activities.

Walcott said BLP members had only received “cursory” invitations for some of the activities, including the launch in Independence Square in January.

“It is the 50th year of Barbados’ Independence and I know some people would like to forget that the Barbados Labour Party was involved in any way in the post-Independence development of Barbados. But in fact, out of that 50 years, the Barbados Labour Party formed the Government for 24 years and we know that we played a very important role. (YB)

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