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Orderly voting process at Queen’s College


Orderly voting process at Queen’s College

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Mid-morning voters in the St James South constituency found it an easier task to cast their ballots at Queen’s College Secondary School, as the scenes of long lines that were a feature of the early morning voting had eased considerably.

It was an orderly quiet process conducted under the watchful eyes of police and electoral officials, with some electors having just a 15 to 20-minute wait to complete the process. All of this, as students of the school sat their Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) across the compound.

Newcomer Christal Austin of the United Progressive Party (UPP) was seen waiting patiently in line to cast her ballot. Afterwards, she told Nation News she believes she has a shot at unseating the incumbent, Donville Inniss of the Democratic Labour Party, who is vying to be the parliamentary representative for the constituency for a third consecutive term.

Ms Austin bases her confidence on her party running “a clean campaign and we stuck to the issues and our policies, and I believe Barbadians appreciated that respect…whatever decision they make will be well done”.

Also in the race for the St James South constituency are Sandra Husbands of the Barbados Labour Party in her second bid to be elected; and first-timers Jacqueline Alleyne representing Solutions Barbados; and independent candidate, Nicole Howell. (MH)