There is a growing segment of opinion that the country needs to examine alternatives to the two established political parties. The fact that both parties are driven by individuals from the legal profession – a profession which is unable to efficiently manage and influence the Barbados Bar Association and the Barbados Judiciary – is evidence we need to critically examine the model of government in use.
The coming general election will feature six Independent candidates who have decided to challenge the status quo. Many believe that the six do not have the resources or constituency wide recognition – with the exception of Tann Abed – to be successful at the polls. To be fair to the six candidates BU introduces the group to the BU family.