Despite some of the disparaging remarks made on the campaign trail during recent elections, new president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Dr Ronnie Yearwood says the party will be progressive and practise the politics of inclusion.
He stressed this yesterday at DLP headquarters, George Street, Belleville, St Michael, two days after he defeated former Member of Parliament for St Philip West, Dr David Estwick, 273-205 to win the presidency.
While acknowledging some missteps, Yearwood reiterated that politics in Barbados had seen a paradigm shift.
“In the last campaign I spoke a lot about new politics and I am still talking about it. There have been missteps in the past; there have been Cabinets on the other side and their ministers have said some pretty awful things, but at this point in the party’s juncture I, as party leader, I am telling you there is space in this party . . . whoever you are. It doesn’t matter what your last name is, believer, non-believer . . . we have to build a new Barbados which has to include all of us,” the 42-year-old told the MIDWEEK NATION. (TG)
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