(Barbados Today) For the first time in Barbados’ political history, candidates in a by-election will face off in televised debates.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley this evening during a hastily called press conference at the Barbados Defence Force headquarters, St Ann’s Fort, where she announced the dates for the upcoming by-election in St George North.
Mottley revealed Nomination Day would be held on October 26, while constituents would go to the polls on November 11.
Flanked by Attorney General Dale Marshall, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw and Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor, Mottley said Governor General Dame Sandra Mason had officially been notified of the pending dates.
She said as was customary a special date would be provided for foreign electors, police and security forces.