National Democratic Party again?

There’s a new political movement afoot.

However, according to the leading architects, it is not a third party in the traditional sense, even though several former members of the now defunct National Democratic Party (NDP) were likely to be involved.

Spokesman David Comissiong said today the current proposal was for the establishment of a “think tank”, disclosing that he had recently circulated correspondence to that effect.

Businessman David Hinds is also said to be involved in the political movement, which has no immediate plans of contesting elections, but will be focused on formulating ideas to be presented to any Government of the day for the advancement of
the country.

“People have been saying, ‘Bring back the NDP’, given the current problems with both the ruling DLP and the Opposition BLP,” acknowledged Ridley Greene, who also played a pivotal role in the NDP’s formation in the late 1980s.

After contesting national elections here in 1991 in which it garnered 6.8 per cent of the votes cast but failed to win a seat in the House of Assembly, the NDP increased its share of the vote to 12.8 per cent in the 1994 general election in which political leader Dr Richie Haynes captured its only seat.

However, the party did not contest another general election and quickly faded from the political landscape of the country.

4 Responses to National Democratic Party again?

  1. Elvin Brome
    Elvin Brome February 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

    This is a waste of time some people like to be in the spotlight and live off the back of the poor people

    • Sunshine Sunny Shine February 23, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Any alternative is better than D or B. These parties, in the last decades, have all been self-serving and lacking in integrity. You could not want a worse showing of arrogance and contemptuous behaviour than the one this DLP government has shown to Barbadians.

  2. dave February 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Look how these people have destroyed two great Political Parties though !!

  3. J. Payne February 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I already don’t like it. I disapprove of whom Comissiong has tried to align Barbados with in the past. He would have done so to Barbados’ detriment because Cuba and USA are buddy-buddy again. Hugo Chavez kick up he two foots and gone. And them dictatorships in Africa still doing the same crap only getting taken over by ISIS now. Comissiong cyar represent for me because he would have Barbados isolated in the dog house all like now.


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