PRIME MINISTERS Stephenson King of St Lucia and Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines have chided Opposition Leader Owen Arthur for attacks on Mara Thompson’s candidature in the January 20 St John by-election.
Thompson, a St Lucian-born Barbadian citizen, and widow of late Prime Minister David Thompson, has come under fire on the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) political platform, with her participation in next Thursday’s poll being questioned.
Last Sunday at College Bottom, St John, Arthur said there was no Barbadian woman who could be the wife of a St Lucian politician and run in St Lucia on the grounds that she was running to be the “queen”.
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January 18, 2011
Posted by Annalee Davis