Pharmacist screams Bad Medicine when defeated by Marsha Caddle in St Michael South Central Candidacy

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953)

This is exactly what happened when the branch of the Barbados Labour Party’s St Michael South Central constituency chose a new candidate to run against incumbent Richard Sealy of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, with an overwhelming 132 to 103 the winner is Marsha Caddle.

The 37 year old economist says her choice in career was directly related in choosing to give back to the community which shaped her childhood, and she is so tired of seeing community centres in her district closed with young men trying to decide what to do on an evening...

The 37 year old economist says her choice in career was directly related in choosing to give back to the community which shaped her childhood, and she is so tired of seeing community centres in her district closed with young men trying to decide what to do on an evening…

Ms Caddle replaces pharmacist David Gill who was MP from 1999 to 2004, he took his defeat rather poorly and cited football as the main success of his representation for that district, he also made a poor choice of referring to new cloth stitched to old cloth from the Bible and many in the audience started laughing at him. He almost didn’t get his nomination seconded until a stalwart took pity on him…

Mottley recalled how at 27 she ran for elective politics and she did not allow the Old Guard then to dissuade her, she now says by extension the BLP must do all it can to welcome the Next Generation to carry the Party forward.

Mottley recalled how at 27 she ran for elective politics and she did not allow the Old Guard then to dissuade her, she now says by extension the BLP must do all it can to welcome the Next Generation to carry the Party forward.

Gill overran his 10 minute allotment and they cut the mic on him, in defeat he was rancidly bitter and quoted Tony Blair when he chose to demit from elective politics in the UK. He even hinted irregularity in voting which was swiftly quelled by General Secretary Dr Jerome Walcott.

Dr Walcott was clearly pissed at Gill's accusation, he fired back that Gill did not send 71 memberships but only 60 of which 24 had incomplete applications without photos and signatures. Even if they were accepted they applied on 24th Aug, and this means they would have 6 weeks residency as stipulated in the BLP's constitution by Oct 9th which is past the date for choosing a new candidate.

Dr Walcott was clearly pissed at Gill’s accusation, he fired back that Gill did not send 71 memberships but only 60 of which 24 had incomplete applications without photos and signatures. Even if they were accepted they applied on 24th Aug, and this means they would have 6 weeks residency as stipulated in the BLP’s constitution by Oct 9th which is past the date for choosing a new candidate.

The next general elections for Barbados are constitutionally due by January 2018.

Caddle, unlike Gill, had a clearly well coordinated team to rally support for her.

Caddle, unlike Gill, had a clearly well coordinated team to rally support for her.

St Michael South Central has been usually considered a DLP stronghold although it changed hands briefly when the late Dr Richie Haynes formed his own short-lived National Democratic Party in 1989 which included candidates like Nalita Gajadhar, David Denny, Joseph Goddard, Trevor Prescod and Randall Rouse among others.

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