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Apr 16, 2015

Was Santi Induced Into Back Down from Squaring Off with Darrell Bradley?

Dean Barrow

The sudden departure of Castillo raises eyebrows, since when last we spoke to him he was very critical of Bradley, and very confident of victory in any convention. He claimed that he had the support of the people and in fact the entire Cabinet. Almost overnight, it seems, that tune has changed from salsa to soul. Politics being what it is, one could be excused for thinking that Castillo, either personally or through his business interests had been incentivised, so to speak. The U.D.P. leader refutes that assertion.


Dean Barrow, U.D.P. Leader

“Honourable Castillo made the point in his remarks that he never approached a soul for anything both in terms of the convention that he won in Caribbean Shores and the general election. It was just his mother that provided the financial and moral support and his family in terms of the political help. And one of the reasons, since you’re obliging me to tell tales out of school…one of the reasons in my view that Santi decided not to proceed is that while his mother was prepared to help him again he felt that the costs to his Mom were beginning to mount up in a way that had to cause him to think twice and he was determined that he would not approach another soul for campaign financing. He made it plain to me that he will never be beholden to anyone, so he is a different type of politician. All the rest of us are beholden in some form or the other. In terms of that sort of pride, he also employed that in saying to me that he is asking for nothing in terms of his decision. That is the honest to God’s truth.”

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1 Response for “Was Santi Induced Into Back Down from Squaring Off with Darrell Bradley?”

  1. Timber says:

    Dean, the illiterate thugs who you encourage and the ignorant ones who think that fifty dollars every two weeks are the only idiots believing this lie. I know what is being said in the Castillo household as well as the rumblings coming from Phillip on that canal side. You’re about to pull a joker out of your hat though because a few members of your own party have a surprise for you.

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