Submitted by Old Onion Bags
The recent alleged letter by the so called Eager 11 on the one hand, and the more recent outspokenness of Mia Mottley, on the other, prompts the consideration of the viability of a third political party and its sustainability in this present political climate. Listening to the call in programs, one could discern there exist a search and seeding for a new body to present itself as a third alternative .
The history of third political parties in Barbados and the Caribbean (for that matter) is fraught with failures, and by no means a motivator to any potential candidates who is bold enough to put themselves forward as a new leader. For sure, given what prevails, he she should have no shortage in finding new recruits, for within both the DLP and the BLP there has been discontentment.
Could the current nomination on Sunday, of St. James North candidate Rawle Eastmond be that watershed? Will those divides mend in time before elections (on both side) and cast away without a shadow of a doubt, that entertaining the notion of third political parties within Barbados is nothing more than a fallacy?
Aside: Congrats to Sir Richard Haynes (of NDP fame) for the naming of the south coast board-walk in his honor.