Barbados Free Press has received 11 (count ’em… eleven) separate tips in the last two days – some from trusted sources – indicating that the Barbados Labour Party is working itself into an election with about as much enthusiasm as a child wanting to pass by a dark crossroads alone after midnight.
Some advisors are telling Owen Arthur that things aren’t going to get any better in the coming months – going to get a whole lot worst – so he better call the election NOW!
A few in the minority (Dr. Duguid among them) are cautioning to wait and work hard to counter the negative publicity from Hardwood Housing, plus the longer the government waits the more Cricket World Cup will fade into the past.
One source advises that the government has asked the Barbados Defense Force to organize a “water parade” of vessels for New Year’s Eve as a “feel good, pride in Barbados” event that would fit in nicely with an election call.
“That’s how desperate the government is looking” says the source, “Election strategy has devolved to putting pretty lights on Coast Guard boats to make people feel good about the country.”