Count me out of any smear campaign, says Browne

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) candidate for St Philip North is making it clear that she is not involved in any smear campaign against her political opponent Michael Lashley.

In fact, Dr Sonia Browne told Barbados TODAY this evening that she would never be party to such.

The BLP representative was responding to charges levelled by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler at the weekend that the Opposition BLP was going after both him and Lashley, who is the current minister of transport and works, because they were regarded as difficult to move from office.

“There are certain people that they have identified that they feel stand in the way of them getting Government, and I am one of them. So, they have started this campaign against me and Michael Lashley,” Sinckler told a meeting of the Democratic Labour Party’s City branch on Saturday, while insisting that there was a “Get Chris campaign” and that  [BLP activists] intend to put out a lot of fake news, nasty, lying information, starting in other places outside of Barbados and migrating into the mainstream social [media] in Barbados
. . .  trying their best to link me and other members of the Democratic Labour Party to criminal activities”.

However, in dismissing the charge today, Dr Browne said: “As far as I know there is no such thing as a smear campaign in my team against anybody.

“My party is known as the party of integrity. I would refuse to get that low. I am not that sure where they are getting it from. Certainly not my team,” the BLP first-time candidate said.

She however said she was aware that an article was published on social media in which certain scurrilous allegations had been made against Sinckler and Lashley.

“I saw the article, but I do not take that publication [Naked Departure] too seriously,” the BLP representative said though suggesting that “there is some truth in every rumour”.

However, she insisted that her hands were clean and that she would never be involved in any smear campaign against anyone.

“I leave that to the Democratic Labour Party to stoop that low. That is not my personality and that is not my modus operandi,” she told Barbados TODAY.

However, Sinckler is equally adamant that the BLP has been in campaign mode since losing the 2008 poll and has warned his party faithful to expect unusual tactics as elections, which are constitutionally due in 2018, draw closer.

19 Responses to Count me out of any smear campaign, says Browne

  1. BaJan boy September 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Seems as though Donville Johnson late nights in the Electoral and boundaries Commission office not being very successful. Chris sound frighten after nearly killing bajans,nobody has to smear you nor Lashley wunnah did a great job doing just that. Dr. Browne maintain your dignity and hope that they find some in the process.

  2. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba September 26, 2017 at 3:18 am


    • Danny Clarke
      Danny Clarke September 26, 2017 at 5:27 am

      What ppl ain’t realising about this whole vehicle thing that was on Naked Departure is that the same ND is who named one of the ppl now charged with the Englishman death long before he even appeared in court .

  3. hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Why is Naked Departure not taken seriously? Why then should the electorate of Barbados take any of you politicians seriously when they have been lied to on so many occasions. I would believe most of ND before I believe a politician. The problem with Naked is that you`ll can`t muzzle them or run to Court like what is done in Barbados where Freedom of Press and Expression is suppressed and the media is more scared of the law suits than of Harvey. Dr. Browne let the MOFailure and his partner prove what is said is not so. There is no working person in Barbados that in 40 years could get rich and in 10 years they have it made.

    • Mark My Word September 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      hcalndre a former Minister of Tourism in the BLP bought a plantation and a yacht, when he was asked on the call in program how he got so rich in a short space of time he got up and walk out remember, so probally it can happen.

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Ok don’t take Naked Departure seriously but take slimy politicians seriously,looks and sounds like no one in Barbados can be taken seriously about anything.

  5. Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill September 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

    There is no smear campaigns going on. Chris and mike doing all the damage without anyone’s help. Downgrades, NSRL, teachers rights, workers rights, tax returns, bank interest rates, crime, garbage, public transport, gas prices, slow solar energy conversion, extravagant spending, general displacement for the society as a whole.

  6. Kevin September 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

    “My party is known as the party of integrity……….” the BLP first-time candidate said.

    LOL. Oh lawd, mah belly……

    • straight talk September 26, 2017 at 10:05 am

      some people in the DLP would say the same thing, but both the BLP and the DLP only know what is integrity but have none.

    • Mark My Word September 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Kevin give she a break, she now come, she don’t know about Tom Adams. Lemme Craigg, Vic Johnson, Noel Lynch, Gline Clarke, Nor she was not around when the Do Good Man was in Parliament telling another member about he Mother C****
      Neither does she know about Bite Muh.

  7. Maureen September 26, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Well said Dr. Browne , we the constituents of St Philip North are right with you, that is the quality of the person who are, that’s why you are the Candidate for St Philip North BLP. Your dignity and respect is what we need in politics and we thank you for taking the task of St Philip North. Thanks doctor Browne, you have examples for our young people to follow and the elderly to be just as proud.

  8. Rico Seale
    Rico Seale September 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Girl u better do some research on ur opp cause they sure will on u and use it against u

  9. Keen observer September 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Naked departure is nonsense. Regardless of your political persuasion this type of thing should not be encourage. All those who are are endorsing slander will you feel the same way if your mother, sister, child, husband or someone you care about end up in an article especially if its not true. You may be next.

    • Kevin September 26, 2017 at 11:52 am

      That’s how it goes. When that site publishes stories about certain personalities and politicians, they cant get enough, everything is true. But when that site takes a turn in normal citizens and others ‘likeable’ personalities, its bad, the owner want jailing/suing, the website want taking down, where’s the proof….Bajans want it both ways.

    • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      @Keen Observer; in Barbados Naked would not have chance because of the justice system. In the US., lawyers would change the minds of people like Sinckler when he get on the stand, he would forget about law suits forever. It would be better for him to leave what ever was said alone.

  10. Saga Boy September 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Naked Departure is a dirty blog that has told too many lies on people.

    • hcalndre September 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      @Saga Boy; can you prove it? You have seen and know things of certain people in barbados that Naked did articles on and you would have to go under your bed and talk about them because you`re afraid of the law suits and jail, true or false?

  11. Greengiant September 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Dr. Browne should not associate her party with integrity. She should distance herself and even her party from any smear campaign, as she has the right to do. However to even mention the word integrity with the two leading parties is truly trying to force a square peg in a round hole, and apart from those party faithful who are politically and morally blind all other Barbadians can relate to issues of questionable integrity, transparency and accountability by both leading political parties.

  12. Frank White September 27, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Sometimes you have to beat the bush to rattle the snakes…

    Go naked go…


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