I was born right here in St Michael South Central, in the village of Carringtons and immigrated to the UK in my early teens. It was always my intention however, to one day return home to Barbados.
Most recently in the UK before returning, I ran my own business, a successful Education Consultancy delivering internet safety training and resources and speaking and presenting at internet safety conferences internationally. I am also a published author of two books on internet safety and operate my internet safety business online these days.
I am a qualified teacher and spent a number of years teaching in schools and colleges as an Assistant Head and was also a school governor on two occasions. Earlier I ran my own theatre company, writing and directing several plays for the London stage and for a number of years was chairperson of a large Arts centre in London, the biggest ethnic minority arts centre in the UK managing a multi-million pound budget.
Since returning home, I am concerned to see the problems we face in Barbados, in particular the sense of hopelessness amongst our young people, the lack of well-paying employment opportunities for all together with the lack of encouragement and support for a growing number of entrepreneurs and small traders. On another level, there is also the frighteningly poor management of the governmental budget, the lack of economic growth and stability and a growing debt that appears unmanageable to the current and past administrations.
I am here to help and pledge to represent the concerns of my constituents and of Barbados as a whole. Together with my colleagues at Solutions Barbados, we will competently and diligently implement the necessary solutions to address those concerns. In the words of William Shakespeare, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” or in our case, Barbados. That has to be addressed and we promise it will be addressed.
Strengthened by my Christian faith, I personally promise to provide the necessary vision, clarity, rigour, integrity and accountability in helping to take my constituency forward and importantly, to help get things moving again in Barbados.
My university qualifications are BA (Hons) degree in Combined Arts, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a professional certificate in TiE (Theatre in Education). I am confident in saying I have the skill-set and the mind-set, the expertise and the experience, to deliver on behalf of my constituents and for the citizens of Barbados.
Married to wife Amanda with two children, daughter Ahisha, son Sekani and one grandson, Malakai. I am family oriented and love Barbados and Barbadians. We are all family.
A vote for Alan Springer is not just a vote Solutions Barbados, but a vote for the change you want to see finally take Barbados forward as one big, happy and prosperous family.