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Bajans tired of BLP and DLP, says BIM leader


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Barbados Integrity Movement wants real change, not the exchange of one of the major political parties every five or ten years.

Speaker after speaker of BIM used this as their mantra on Thursday night while addressing a spot meeting at the corner of Rihanna Drive on Westbury Road, St Michael.

And leader of BIM, Neil Holder, continued in that vein while delivering the final speech at the more than three hour meeting.

Addressing the issue of corruption in the region, he said: “I am a financial consultant who assists Governments in raising money but I am ashamed to say that when I approach these people that would lend money to all parts of the world, they are saying to me get rid of the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party. Can you imagine that? The first time I found out that Barbados was listed and rated on the same level as Haiti for public official corruption was in the United States. Can you image how that made me feel as a Barbadian?”

He told his audience that the revolution has started with the entry of BIM in elective politics in Barbados.

“This is just the beginning. I salute all of my colleagues all across the length and breadth of the country. I know that on May 24 all of the returning officers will be simultaneously calling each and every one of you to the House of Assembly because the electorate are tired of the two major parties,” Holder said.

He recalled while canvassing in the Garden Land, St Michael, a constituent told him that he and his wife were going to spoil their votes because the two major parties were worth nothing.

 Holder said: “Barbadians it is time you repose your confidence in something new, you cannot go wrong. The solution now is to vote and vote for every new party in Barbados. Vote for Natalie because I know when she says something she stands by her word,” he said. (NC)  



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