The DLP sent us notice that they have now posted a list of candidates and their photos – so we couldn’t resist a little peek. (link here)
– No lack of enthusiasm as the page is called “The Next Government Of Barbados“
– The vast majority of candidates are male, black. Looks like the DLP (so far) has one woman and one lighter-skinned male as candidates.
– Prize for the absolute worst candidate photo of all time goes to Michael Lashley for his impression of a drug dealer’s mug shot. Seriously, Michael, you don’t always look like that, do you? (All in good fun folks – none of the BLP or DLP folks would be in politics if they couldn’t take a poke or two!)
– We still can’t see any definitive statement on the DLP website concerning Conflict of Interest and Integrity Legislation. How about it, Mr. Thompson. Do you mean it or not really?
Ho-Hum. The “news” section of the BLP Website contains only the latest little rant seen in the papers and the BLP blog. (Full Marks On Energy Pricing)
The “Publications” page hasn’t been updated in over five years, since August 30, 2001. A June 8, 2001 entry is still valid though…
June 8th, 2001
Media Urged To Play a Greater Role
Media personnel in the Caribbean have a pivotal role to play in educating the public about the preservation of the environment and of the dangers facing the same. This reminder came yesterday from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Billie Miller, during the closing ceremony of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s media symposium on “Marine Resources, Use In Economic Development”, at the Grand Barbados Hotel.
The BLP Blog might be nothing more than an advertising vehicle for the Barbados Labour Party – but give them credit. They leave some very harsh comments up for all to see. They don’t answer every criticism, and ignore any issue where the readers pin them to the wall (and there are a quite a few!) – but at least they have the courage to leave the negative comments up as well as the positive ones.
Then again, as one BFP reader pointed out, the BLP Blog has turned out to be a chinese finger trap for the party. Once in, can’t get out gracefully.
No doubt they regret their initial enthusiastic announcement that the Prime Minister would engage in an open chat session on the blog. Oh well!
All Barbados Political Party Websites
The Barbados Free Press maintains a list of all known Barbados Political Party Websites. We’d appreciate knowing about any not on the list.