General Election - March 21st 2018
What a time to call an election...but is it because they have our aid money to spend and most of the Barbudans on their side are living in Antigua? We still await the judges decision about whether Barbudans living on Barbuda now have to go to Antigua to vote. Are we no longer a recognised consituency? How will they get almost 450 of us to Antigua on the day when the ferry depends on the weather and SVG cancel flights on a whim? Who will assist the people who are older or who have children to look after? Is this a day trip or are we staying the night?!
Those of us who have returned to live in Barbuda will travel to vote; but it's looking like a rather desperate and misguided attempt to effect the result they need, when some of us are still living in tents as we approach the next hurricane season.