Daily Archives: December 29, 2010

St. John by-election January 20, 2011 – Will Mara run for David’s seat?

Mara Thompson probably will, but where is Owen Arthur?

Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands dropped the writ today for St. John. Nomination Day will be January 5th and the vote will be January 20th. The Parliamentary seat has been vacant since the death of Prime Minister David Thompson.

A few observations by Clive, assisted by a goodly tot of Bim’s finest dark…

  • Will Mara Thompson run? I wouldn’t bet against it.
  • If Mara does run, anyone else is fish bait. Even if she doesn’t run, the seat is still safe for the DLP. “BLP sacrificial candidate, please step forward.”
  • Where is Owen Arthur? Memories of when the Cricket World Cup turned into one big rotten fish head, “Goin’ wid Owen” looks like the Invisible Man lately.
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Choose the Top Barbados News Stories for 2010

UPDATED: January 2, 2010 3am Bridgetown

We’ll leave the survey up until 7pm, Monday, January 3, 2011 – then we’ll speak to the results.

Time to vote!

We’ve based our survey choices on the discussions over the last few days, and now it’s time for you to vote for the finals.

Pick your top 3 stories that matter to Bajans…

Original story…

What makes a story important to Bajans?

As we think back on the past year there are big news stories that immediately come to mind: the untimely death of Prime Minister David Thompson, the Campus Trendz fire deaths (above), the CL Financial/CLICO disaster and a few other happenings. Continue reading

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