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Manifesto leak ‘a blessing’ for Bees

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Manifesto leak ‘a blessing’ for Bees

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CALL IT THE NEW and improved manifesto.

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) general secretary and campaign manager Dr Jerome Walcott has revealed the leaking of a draft proposal of the party’s manifesto two months ago proved to be a blessing in disguise.

During a Press conference at the BLP’s Roebuck Street, Bridgetown headquarters yesterday, Walcott said tomorrow’s people’s manifesto launch in Lodge Road, Christ Church, would see a document which had been further strengthened to solve the country’s issues.

“There had to be some tweaking done,” he said. “You have to understand that what was leaked was a draft. The document was a work in progress at the time. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We are amazed by how eager Barbadians were to contribute to our policy platform through the extensive feedback they provided.”

He said a number of ideas and suggestions were incorporated from that feedback.

Flanked by chairman of marketing and communications Noel Lynch, Walcott drew references of some of those plans from a “Minifesto”, a compressed document with bullet points the BLP would focus on if it formed the next Government.

Along with the 80-page print document, the party would also be releasing audio and digital versions.

Walcott also made it clear the BLP was not promising any overnight miracles after the May 24 General Election. (BA)

Read more in the Midweek Nation.