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BLP candidates pay deposit

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

BLP candidates pay deposit

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The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was out in their numbers again today.

Hundreds of red-clad supporters filled Country Road, St Michael to the brim earlier this afternoon, as the country’s oldest political party exemplified togetherness in attracting all 30 candidates to simultaneously pay their $250 deposit into the Treasury Department for the upcoming May 24 general election.

Just after 2.30 p.m., party president and political leader Mia Mottley and chairman George Payne were engulfed by supporters, stopping to take photographs before security escorted them into the Treasury‘s temporary location at the National Housing Corporation’s headquarters to make the payments along with the other 28 candidates.

Country Road was a hive of activity an hour before the BLP team arrived on an old-time Bajan open bus at 2.26 p.m. to loud applause, music blaring from the speakers, reminiscent of a modern-day bus crawl.

Workers from the NHC also took a brief hiatus from their duties, lining up outside or finding various vantage points at a scene which resembled a Saturday lime.

Mottley later spoke to the media, saying the party remains focused for what they consider a lengthy campaign. The Opposition Leader admitted a few mistakes had been made in the first week of the campaign, but said in a situation like this perfection could never be a reality.

After each candidate paid their deposit, the open bus then travelled through Bridgetown, where candidates held hands with supporters during a brief motorcade. (BA)


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