Pieces of NDP puzzle still missing
February 25, 2005
Pieces of NDP puzzle still missing

The NDP had promised before their 29th Annual Convention that party leader Arnhim Eustace would have had some special announcements to make. Thus many persons expected the revelation of the NDP’s dream team for the next general elections. This however was not to be. {{more}}

The nation has still been left in suspense. Just seven candidates’ names were announced and none held any real surprise. The names announced were: Arnhim Eustace, East Kingstown; Central Kingstown, St. Claire Leacock; Northern Grenadines, Dr. Godwin Friday; Southern Grenadines, Terrance Ollivierre; North Central Windward, Cameron Balcombe, Patel Matthews, North Leeward and East St. George Dr. Linton Lewis. The last one is making the switch from the consitituency where he currently resides and contested unsuccessfully last elections. He has moved back to his birthplace for better luck.

But the suspense still hangs over the reputed contest running between businessmen Curtis Dennie and Daniel Cummings in West Kingstown. There is still speculation that party PRO Israel Bruce may fall out of favour for the South Central Windward seat he fancies contesting to UK based lawyer Brereton Horne. The candidate for South Leeward too remains a mystery while notably, former representative Jeremiah Scott was absent from the platform Sunday.

Norell Hull, who contested the Central Leeward seat losing to The ULP’s Louis Straker was seated up front. But so too was former Ambassador Kingsley Layne who may be eyeing that constituency. There remains some pieces of the puzzle still to be put in place.