ALLEGATIONS OF ILLEGAL AND UNETHICAL ELECTORAL PRACTICES: By CTUSAB, BPSA & BARP
The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), joins with the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP), in expressing consternation about the allegations of “vote-buying” on the part of some candidates in the February 21, General Elections in Barbados. We believe that solicitation of votes on Election Day, or “vote-buying” is illegal, unethical and irresponsible behaviour.
CTUSAB, the BPSA and BARP, are equally concerned about the developing practice of the failure to remove posters of candidates and bunting of the colours of the respective parties by polling day. Indeed there remains today posters and bunting on display. We therefore call on all parties to address this deficiency within the shortest possible time.
We remain committed to the observance of good governance in our nation.