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Nov 23, 2018

PM Barrow Says Dr. Carla Barnett Stays

Carla Barnett

Then there is the case of Doctor Carla Barnett and her failed political venture to represent the people of Freetown for the United Democratic Party. Doctor Barnett, a sitting cabinet minister and senator, was defeated by Orson “OJ” Elrington on November eleventh. It was Barnett’s second attempt at a political career. She was defeated by the current area representative Francis Fonseca in the 2015 general elections. So there are those within the U.D.P. who have questioned Doctor Barnett’s status, not only in the party but, as a minister and senator.  For Prime Minister Dean Barrow, despite her political losses, Barnett is not being removed or replaced.

 

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“The fact is that she did not win and that will allow some people to draw certain conclusions about Carla’s political career but it has never, ever been questioned that with respect to professional ability, with respect to administrative ability, with respect to brain power, with respect to experience both here and abroad at the highest levels, she is an invaluable resource. So why on earth would I not continue to wish, to make use of and deploy those skills of her as a member of Cabinet.”

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