Election watchdog group, the Free and Fair Elections Inc, has been accorded official observer status to monitor the local government election in Barbuda later this week.
Voting for membership positions on the Barbuda Council will take place on March 27th at the Sir McChesney George Secondary School on the sister isle.
Bishop Dr. Rolston Jeffery, Public Elections Officer of the League, will lead the delegation to Barbuda, accompanied by Acting Secretary Ernest Benjamin.
Ten candidates have been duly nominated to contest the upcoming polls. They are Hesketh Daniel, Kelcina George, Relton Lynch and Arthur Nibbs for the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP).
Calsey Beazer, Sharima Deazle, Jacklyn Frank and Freeston Thomas will represent the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM).
The Go Green Party for Life will be represented by Primrose Thomas, while the lone Independent Candidate is Everette Thomas.
Four seats are up for grabs in the upcoming polls, held every two years.