Barbados Free Press is pleased to announce the members of the Judging Panel for the 2006 Barbados Piggies At The Trough Awards. The judging panel will determine who will receive the first prize of one thousand US dollars – CASH.
As detailed in a previous article (link here) the “Piggy” as the award is affectionately known, is presented annually to the Barbados politician or civil servant who, in the opinion of the judges, best misuses position, political contacts or internal knowledge to benefit self, family or friends.
How Do We Know The Judging Will Be Fair?
In comments posted on the original “Piggys” article, Barbados Labour Party Senator Lynette Eastmond questioned who would make up the judging panel, and how BFP readers would know that the contest was being judged fairly.
Good point, Senator!
So after not much discussion at all, the staff of the Barbados Free Press have decided to expand the Judging Panel to include one member from each of Barbados’ three political parties.
Senator Lynette Eastmond Nominated as BLP “Piggy” Judge
Senator Eastmond has been nominated by the permanent judging panel (Marcus, Cliverton, Robert, Shona and Auntie Moses) to be the BLP member on this year’s panel. Under the “Piggy” rules, any political party or their representative can, of course, decline to serve on the judging panel, in which case that judge’s seat will remain vacant.
The top nominations will be published online in mid-December, and the judging panel will communicate and vote via email with the results being announce on New Year’s Eve.
The DLP and PEP judges have not yet been announced.