General Election 2013

Barbados General Election Watch

The coming General Election constitutionally due early next year promises to be one of the most interesting in our history.

Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart despite a feeble challenge to his leadership manifested by the effort of the Eager 11 and baring no further attempts is expected to lead the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) into the next general election.

Leader of the Opposition Owen Arthur who relinquished the leadership of the party to Mia Mottley after the election defeat in 2008 is back after winning support from his parliamentary colleagues.He too is expected to lead the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) into the next election.

The other political parties – People Empowerment Party (PEP) and People Democratic Congress) PDC – have not been able to offer a credible third party option.

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  1. millertheanunnaki February 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM #

    @ Checkit-Out | February 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM |
    “People of integrity do not publish notes themselves sent to them in confidence (something falling off a truck and published by someone else might be par for the political course but is unheard of for someone who promotes himself as being a paragon of virtue).”

    Well put, Sir!
    People of Integrity do not have to seek constant validation from a fickle audience.
    Integrity is a moral character that resides inside an individual and shines through like a constant beacon of light to guide people to follow your direction.

    The light beam of Integrity will expose all those involved in transgressions of corruption lies, and deceit even if those perpetrating such are members of your Cabinet or party.

    Integrity does not cover up wrongdoings and hypocrisy behind a veil of darkness for the sake of political expediency. If Freundel is a man of Integrity why is it not shining through to his other ministers like the lying Sinckliar, the porn king of bestiality Donville, The money launderer Michael and the kickback kid Lowedown?

    Even his close pal Leroy the leper Parris would by now have changed his spots by doing a Saul to Damascus conversion to Paul by returning his ill-gotten gains to the CLICO policyholders while beseeching Mara to follow suit and ask for contrite forgiveness.
    Freundel’s hypocritical position and public doublespeak on the issue of Privatization is indicative of the duplicitous nature of the man.

    Freundel is just one big Fraud that needs to be morally undressed and exposed as a liar and fake.

    “A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

    “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.” ~Thomas Babington Macaulay

    “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” ~George Bernard Shaw


  2. Hants February 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

    Georgie Porgie wrote “she is smarter and more devious and sinister!”

    GP please explain..


  3. Observing(...) February 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM #


    Thanks for the update. I don’t often get out “that side.”

    Let’s see if Holder as a new candidate can rally all of Rouse’s former support plus his own with a swing going against the party. I doubt it but should be interesting.

    Just Observing


  4. Observing(...) February 18, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    Two things of note as well

    1. Grenada votes tomorrow. Let’s see how those results feed into the psyche of the undecideds

    2. If you think that shirts / posters / stated party loyalty means anything, see this link.

    there is a significant voting bloc that doesn’t care one way or the other. Money and “pahtee” talks. The party that captures(d) them early will win by small margins in lots of seats.

    Let me also toss in that Wickham’s poll left out alot of what was covered back in May and September. I eagerly await any credible updated information. It’s down to the wire guys and gals!!

    Just Observing


  5. Checkit-Out February 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM #


    There are a few seats where I think the Barbados Today guesses this morning are possibly wrong.
    1) I think Dwight Sutherland is likely to beat Esther Sukoo Byer.
    2) I think Irene Sandiford Garner is likely to beat Payne.

    3) I think the Freundel Stuart – Barney Lynch fight will be close and that BL might even win (FS was spending too much time going around the Island attacking OSA and leaving his own constituency to the wolves. I think the Bree St. John precedence might also play out here).

    4) I think Donville Inniss might lose his seat;
    5) I dont think Chris Sinckler is as safe as everyone else seems to think.
    6) I think that Stephen Lashley’s seat is not safe.
    7) I think that Mara’s likely victory will be a pyrrhic one.

    Will continue later today.


  6. David February 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM #

    Final results:


  7. waiting March 9, 2013 at 12:14 AM #

    @Checkit-Out | February 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM |

    Checkit ma boy you never came back to finish your post as promised. You and Observing couldnt predict when an egg is boiled far less an election. Hello Checkit the Dems won. Dems now Dems again! By the way Fruendel humiliated Barney you really should take a remedial class in politics 101.


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