BLP launches Covenant of Hope
IN THE PRESENCE of hundreds of residents from all walks of life, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) tonight launched its much talked about Covenant of Hope.
The document was presented by party elders, members of the parliamentary group, representatives of its new generation of politicians, and youth leaders at Solidarity House.
The stage was set by former government ministers Elizabeth Thompson and Sir Louis Tull, who spoke of the legacy of the BLP.
Shanika Roberts-Odle recited the old and new BLP Pledge before Senator Wilfred Abrahams and Adrian Forde recited the party principles.
Then, Members of Parliament, senators and other members of the party’s slate of election candidates made presentations on the BLPs vision for good governance, a new economy, engaging the world and its plan for fiscal governance.
They also made pledges to public servants, children, young people, senior citizens and the disabled.
General Secretary Dr Jerome Walcott said the covenant sets a new exciting hope for politics in Barbados.
“It has been approved by all the organs of the Barbados Labour Party and it is now time for the public to have its say. We look forward to all Barbadians joining us in the necessary journey to again forge a society that is democratic in which all can achieve, one of which we can be justly proud and one which, once again would be regarded as a country to be emulated,” he said.
The programme was interspersed with video presentations and entertainment.
Copies of the covenant are expected to be made available following the launch. (WILLCOMM)