Nearly 3,000 purged from electors list

Thousands of Barbadians have been removed from the Register of Electors as preparations intensify for the general election, constitutionally due by the middle of this year.

A 76-page supplement to the Official Gazette dated December 25, 2017 revealed that the names of 2,836 people ranging in age from 23 to 110 were purged from the register for the period December 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017.

Although the document did not explain the reasons behind the removal of the names, the process is usually carried out when electors die or leave the jurisdiction.

In another move to prepare for the poll, the local military has been given the “green light” to work with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to maintain public order.

The Official Gazette dated December 28, 2017 revealed that the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) had been given permission by then Acting Governor General Sir Phillip Greaves to work with the police from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018.

The approval was given BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Glyne Grannum in written directions dated December 22, 2017.

The document noted that Section 9 (2) of the Defence Act makes the Chief of Staff subject to the Governor General’s directions with respect to the military’s operational use.

“I, Phillip Marlowe Greaves, Acting Governor General . . . do hereby give you directions for the operational use of the Barbados Defence Force in Barbados and for the purposes of maintaining and securing public order and public safety in support of the civil authority, for the period commencing on 1st day of January, 2018 and ending on 30th day of June, 2018,” the Government notice read.

10 Responses to Nearly 3,000 purged from electors list

  1. BIG SKY February 22, 2018 at 12:43 am

    We have been waiting for far too long.

  2. jrsmith February 22, 2018 at 7:03 am

    How many new voters is been added to the electors list and what areas is effected to the purge…………..

  3. archy perch February 22, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Each party participating in the general elections will by now have their appointed people going through the voters list withe keen eyes. So I do not see the story here. But the naysayers could formulate one, I am sure.

  4. Kevin February 22, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Aren’t these the names we see throughout the year in the newspapers periodically.

  5. Alex Alleyne February 22, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Follow this up by allowing all BAJANS living outside of BARBADOS the opportunity to VOTE.
    LONG OVERDUE, so please put the wheels in motion .

    • Wayne February 22, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Bajans living overseas are allowed to vote in barbados. Go home and vote

  6. jrsmith February 22, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Would bajans living overseas be allowed to bring they own politicians …………….

  7. Ralph W Talma February 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Did the Governor General envisage rape and pillage when he had the premonition to sign the Order? Most strange. It gives the impression of impending civil strife! But I hope both I and him are wrong.

  8. luther thorne February 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    3000 ?
    Most of them should be DLP
    None of them is UPP
    None of them is SOLUTIONS
    FEW would be BLP

    Newly registered voters wont normally vote for the incumbent

    People who reached voting age between 2013 and 2018 know nothing but HARDSHIPS.

    Conclusion: The DLP in trouble
    As they should be

    Cor Blimey !
    Bloody bad DLP Government

  9. Head shots February 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    No goverment could help people that dont want to help themselves,we as a people got to go out and compete.and do things for ourselves and for our communities.A broke man has no voice in this society so use and invest your resources wisely..2 choose wisely and don’t get caught up in your emotions becsuse Barbados dont want the IMF running its economy becsuse the IMF never have the citizens best. intrest in mind ……..


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