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Oldest BLP member dies


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MEMBERS of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) family are mourning the passing of their oldest member Cardinal Trotman.A statement from the BLP said Trotman died last Saturday, August 14. He was 106.A funeral service will be held at St Leonard’s Church, Westbury Road, St Michael, on Monday at 10 a.m. Trotman, a popular Bridgetown businessman and restaurateur, joined the BLP soon after its inception in 1938.In 1960, he served on the National Executive Council and in the 1966 general election, he was the single BLP candidate for the City of Bridgetown seat – under the double member system – which was shared by the Barbados National Party (BNP) team of Ernest Deighton Mottley and Louis Lynch.Trotman was honoured by the BLP at its 50th and 60th anniversaries and was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 70th Annual Conference. The BLP statement said: “On behalf of the Political Leader – the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP, the chairman and the family of the Barbados Labour Party – we extend our most sincere condolences to his family.” (AB)


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