Dear Residents of St George South:
My name is Andrew Banfield and I am honoured that you would consider me to be your representative in Parliament.
Over the past 25, I years I have been in the business of creating Computer Software that is used in Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica and further afield. During this time, I have lived in St George South and have seen how our community has changed over time. In many cases, these changes have been negative and have resulted in the declining values that many of our fore-parents loved, treasured and lived by. This worries me.
We have lost our way by neglecting the simple Christian-based truth of being our brother’s keeper. I am also convinced that a major contributing factor to our challenges has been the failure to adequately address the needs of our people. For example, many of our youth have lost further educational opportunity simply because of systemic failure to increase the number of post-secondary (Polytechnic, Pome Marine, etc.) places in spite of the increasing demand for such. Consequently, many of our youth have lost hope and have resorted to block-culture.
These issues are not peculiar to us in St George South, but to Barbados. However, we are simply reminded of them every five years, but no solutions are implemented. Your vote demands better, and I pledge to faithfully represent your concerns.