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UWI Professor says citizens should take their right to vote, seriously

NEWS GRAPHIC 15A University of the West Indies Professor believes that a greater awareness of the struggles of those who paved the way for the country’s independence and elections can bring about a positive change in people’s attitude towards voting.

It’s a point underscored by Professor Brinsley Samaroo. He had been speaking on Power 102.1fm on Tuesday afternoon during a programme hosted by Errol Pilgrim which focused on election history.

Professor Samaroo said a consciousness of the challenges faced by the nation’s pioneers can result in more persons exercising their fundamental right to vote for the political party of their choice.

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Professor Samaroo also cited a laid back approach to life in the country as another factor that might influence people’s attitude toward politics.

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Professor Brinsley Samaroo.

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