Linton denies party division
Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton has denied rumors of political division within the executive of the UWP.
The UWP held an executive meeting two weeks ago and according to well-placed sources some members expressed disappointment over the alleged non- performance of UWP president Ronald Charles.
Charles was elected as president of the party at the delegate's convention in Salisbury less than one year ago. But since then a number of top party officials have clandestinely tried to undermine him, a source said.
But Linton, on his Facebook page explained that the UWP had a meeting of the General Council (GC) of the Party on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.
"The GC is the highest decision making body of the party between annual conventions and comprises the executive along with representatives from all constituency associations, the youth arm and women's arm. Saturday's GC meeting was chaired by President Ronald Charles.
"It featured 1) presentation and discussion of the party's strategic plan - led by Thomson Fontaine and Joseph Isaac; 2) a state of the nation review by the political leader; 3) membership expansion and fundraising; and 4) agreement on a date for the next annual delegates convention. We did not have a delegate's convention in November 2014 as a result of the 2014 election," Linton said.
The last delegate's convention was held in March 2015.
Linton went on to state: "Reverting to the constitutional norm of an annual delegate's convention in November, would therefore mean a term of one year and eight months for the current executive. The GC therefore decided (based on a very constructive intervention from Joshua Francis) that a special delegates meeting will be held on January10th, 2016 to elect new officers and review the strategic plan; and the next annual delegates conference will be in November 2016.
"It was an excellent meeting which ended with the video presentation of the Look US Band classic "We Shall Rise Again," Linton s