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Where are the spouses?

Why don’t we see Bajan prime ministers’ and politicians’ wives mount podiums and take to the media in support of their husbands’ quests for political office just like Michelle Obama did at the Democratic National Convention?

The only times we tend to see the wives of politicians are during the fashion parades that precedes the opening of Parliament and the Budget Speech; also at cocktail events and other official functions.

I really would like to the see spouses (male and female) of politicians play a more visible and vocal role in making the subjective and emotional case for their husbands (or wives) electability to Parliament.

— Carl Harper

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