Dear Residents of St Lucy:
I am Rev. John Wesley Carter and I am honoured that you would consider me to be your representative in Parliament.
As I attend prayer meetings across Barbados, a common prayer is for an improvement in the economy and for God to raise up righteous, competent and qualified men and women of God to lead this nation. That time is now.
We need representation that is solutions oriented and depends on God’s wisdom. I believe that my background and experience fit me for this task.
I have been involved in church ministry, education and business for the past 50 years. As an educator, I have taught full-time at three secondary schools. I currently teach part-time at a private secondary school and volunteer as a tutor at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds in their rehabilitation program. I have also tutored at the Wesleyan Bible College, Guyana and Southern Wesleyan University, South Carolina, USA.
In the private sector, I have worked in various management positions and as a consultant tasked with productivity improvements. As a Minister of the Gospel, I have pastored churches in Barbados, Belize, North Carolina, USA and Trinidad and Tobago.
I care passionately about the development and wellbeing of my fellow Barbadians and the people of St Lucy in particular. In this regard, I would like to see: more agricultural land in St Lucy producing food; households planting some food crops; improved road maintenance; development of recreational seaside properties; and heightened ecotourism projects which can provide jobs and opportunities for business development.
Why St Lucy? My wife and I are building our home in St Lucy, to which we expect to relocate soon. Since St Lucy is at the head of Barbados, with its unspoilt beauty, it should lead Barbados’ development. I stand ready to assist.