DLP IS IN Schumer swears in Narcisse
forcing into a tough arrangement with
the International Monetary Fund. Stuart’s
appearance on the platform was the
final straw for Henry.
Henry is also upset that instead of
immediately moving to elect a new leader
following the immediate resignation
of leader Verla DePeiza, the DLP will not
do so until April.
“The whole question of differing the
question of leadership to April of this
year is madness and anyone who is
remotely connected will tell you this is
the moment you must seize. You cannot
allow the party to go into paralysis
between now and April and don’t exist.
You need to solve the issue of leadership
now and the constitution does not provide
for you to solve the issue of leadership
because it does not provide for you
to elect a political leader,” Henry said.
Meanwhile, the local Today online
newspaper quoted Political Scientist
Kristina Hinds as arguing that the
DLP needs a new image and a complete
rebranding as former British leader Tony
Blair did with the labor party.
“I am not certain that any of the persons
who were involved in the 2008 to
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2018 administration may have the vision
or the energy to do that, so I think that
they do need someone that can bring
some ideas about how to revitalize the
DLP, bring it and its message into the
21st century so that it is more appealing
to many groups of people and so that it is
different from that 2008 to 2018 lot.”
Colleague Tennyson Joseph says the
party needs to return to the social democratic
principles of founder and late
Prime Minister Errol Barrow or face
additional time in opposition.
“The party has to define its philosophy.
If you remember the party’s defeat
in the last two elections have their basis
in the way they governed between 2008
and 2018 and that is where you have to
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Council District,” Shea said.
“Tonight is our celebration; it is in
fact more your victory than mine,”
Mercedes said. “You were the foundation
for our wins. You, the people,
were the engine which powered
me to victory. I can’t say thank you
“I am here today on this stage to
make it abundantly clear that I can
only be successful during my tenure
in the City Council with that same
tenacious support which you offered
me previously,” she added. “We are in
this together. Together, we make up
the great 46th Council District, and I
stand here before you to declare that
your cause is my cause.’
Shea said another theme of the
night for Narcisse was unity and the
celebration of the diversity of the 46th
“I love this district, not only because
I grew up here but because it is truly
the epitome of the gorgeous mosaic,
which the late Mayor David Dinkins
so eloquently described our city as,”
“In the 46th District alone, over
25 languages are routinely spoken
in this district,” she added. “We have
Black, white, Latin, Asian. We have
Democrats and Republicans. We have
diversity, and that is what made me
fall in love with this district.
“Always remember, what unites
us is far greater than what divides
us,” Mercedes continued. “We can
all achieve together. Now let’s get to
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Former Democratic Labour Party
(DLP) leader, Verla De Peiza.
Council Member Mercedes Narcisse
with Mayor Eric Adams. Offi ce
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