Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

Citizens Action Partnership (CAP) is set to merge with the United Progressive Party (UPP).

A statement from CAP said the decision was reached at a meeting held on Wednesday, December 6.

FULL STATEMENT FROM CAP

At a meeting of Citizens Action Partnership on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, it was unanimously agreed that Citizens Action Partnership should cease operations to facilitate a merger with United Progressive Party (UPP).

This meeting followed discussion between leader of the UPP Lynette Eastmond and leader of CAP Wendell Callender about the possibilities of working in unison.

Consideration was given to the fact that the objectives and programmes of both groups were compatible enough to allow for easy transfer of candidates from CAP.

The synergies to be created through consolidation of human and other resources were seen as a very positive feature which would be mutually beneficial.

Members expressed confidence that the united approach to election campaigning in the upcoming General Elections will impact very positively on the election result for the combined team of CAP and UPP.

It was observed that there should be no brand divergence and UPP was seen as a recognisable brand, which had gained much prominence from which it was felt greater momentum could be quickly realized. The attractiveness of the slogan ‘UPP deting’ was also commended.

The Leader Wendell Callender noted that Lynette Eastmond had the Cabinet experience; professional training; ministerial and private sector track record; and character to be a very effective leader and that with combined resources now available to her would be highly successful as a leader of Barbados. The members expressed approval of the leadership of Ms Lynette Eastmond and indicated no reservation about working under her leadership.

Members of our administrative team have also committed to supporting the UPP.

The members agreed to make any sacrifices which would ensure a smooth merger of the two organisations. These sacrifices included changes in constituencies to which some of them were previously allocated.

It was recognized that this merger will serve to place the UPP in a greater state of readiness for the General Elections at this time.

This new arrangement allows for no divergence of political branding. We deem it prudent to now operate under the banner of the UPP and our candidates who have transferred to UPP will shortly be using all signature items of the UPP including logos, colours, slogans and other related materials.

Barbados comes first! We therefore wish to ensure that this multi-talented group of persons has a great chance to make a change that will benefit Barbados. With this merger a ‘dream team’ has been created to guide Barbados at this time when so many challenges confront this country.

We urge all our supporters, well-wishers, and others who wish the best for Barbados to support the UPP under this new and exciting arrangement. ‘UPP de ting!’

Wendell Callender

26 Responses to Citizens Action Partnership to merge with UPP

  1. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall December 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Poor wunna

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  2. Sean R Gittens
    Sean R Gittens December 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This should be interesting hmmmm….wonder who will lead

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  3. John Herbert
    John Herbert December 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Do not count chickens when they are eggs…warning to the wise!

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  4. Steve Iso
    Steve Iso'lene Yarde December 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Good move , two heads are better than one once its not a monster story .Based on what Solutions are offering which seems to be more than just a pipe dream ” all these give aways ” you stand a better chance at dividing the votes amongst the other two stronger parties .Political collations have worked before .(Uk.T&T) Given the misgivings and failings of the two older parties and the general feelings of the electorate if we can judge from the media as a whole i think its a good move to upset de appllecart in some of these constituencies …

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  5. Charming Forde
    Charming Forde December 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    This is the most sensible decision I have heard in a long time, now we will have better choices next year instead of so many individuals jostling for power. Congratulations to all of you, now please don’t be fighting for the leadership.

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  6. Mark Josef
    Mark Josef December 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    It’s sad to see people think that only people from the two major parties can run this country when their are so many brilliant educated people here and to beside the major parties seems to be looking out for their own interest

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba December 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      u see thats the problem..the educated ones

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    • Nosaj Rellim
      Nosaj Rellim December 10, 2017 at 7:37 am

      I totally agree! We need to stop this narrow way of thinking politically and look at who seems capable.

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  7. Jermaine Zedel Emme Beckford
    Jermaine Zedel Emme Beckford December 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    This is a good move however the cap will be deadweight in this arrangement.Lynette is a brilliant woman and I think she is making a good attempt however I am a Blp true and true

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  8. Jaleel Boyce December 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    When is OSA going make his appearance?

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  9. Donild Trimp December 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This is a good move by these two parties and it should not be taken lightly.

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  10. Big Man December 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Good move
    Get the best 30 candidates
    Up de ting
    Give the Babylonians ah run fuh dem money

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  11. Prince Antonio Arthur
    Prince Antonio Arthur December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Sad sad sad story. So sad one of them could not even run a committee but looking to run a country. Really SAD

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    • Adrian Clarke
      Adrian Clarke December 10, 2017 at 12:06 am

      So true cause the spokesman like nuff money so u known was going to happen

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  12. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray December 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I hope that this merger, do not become winky blinky and noddy.

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  13. Greengiant December 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I can only wish them the best.

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  14. archy perch December 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Since they all came from the crooked Barbados Labour Party, I expect to hear some truths about that bunch of rascals seeking to raid the Treasury again. Those bold-faced fake lawyers have no shame of the common deeds. They sweep the so-called poor black man’s mind with choruses of doom and gloom regarding Barbados’s existence.One thing I give these former BLPites credit for though, is that they left in disgust and formed their own parties. The did NOT do like idiot Tannis and join the same despicable group that he formerly criticized and withe a big stupid smile on his face before the FAKE lawyer.

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    • Randolph December 10, 2017 at 8:45 am

      I know that this is the end for the Dems.

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  15. Vincent A. Adamson
    Vincent A. Adamson December 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Good move

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  16. gsmiley December 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    So wait.

    This means that Adamson is now with UPP?

    Well well well.

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    • Big Man December 10, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Errol Barrow left the BLP and form the DLP
      Mia Father Left the BLP and run in the City for DLP
      Trevor Presod Left DLP and gone to BLP
      Kerrie Symmonds left DLP gone BLP
      Owen Arthur left BLP and the List goes on

      Why Guy Smiley the Clown prince got a problem with Adamson is it because he is not a crocked Lawyer, or because he is not a woman beater, these Sodomites not easy
      Adamson can go where ever he pleases

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  17. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams December 10, 2017 at 5:39 am

    All of the political parties are the same thing… basically.. house slaves.

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  18. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Now you merge who is going to be the prime minister if you your party win the next general election . I know that you can’t win any way.

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  19. Speartip December 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Solutions Barbados Stands as the Purest, Strongest Policies, Honourable Man and Women and not tainted. They offer the ONLY NON AUSTERITY Plan. Barbados will certainly do well under a SOLUTIONS BARBADOS Party. We Press ahead to health the Land and really take care of Barbados.

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  20. Rochelle Harding December 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Speartip,

    Solutions Bar will manage a few dozen votes……….nothing more. Grenville, their Leader, has both feet firmly planed in the air.

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