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Bostic ready for City again

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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Retired soldier Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic will again be the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for the City of Bridgetown in the next general election.
Bostic was the unanimous choice of The City’s constituency branch when it mounted its nomination exercise at St Ambrose Primary School, Vine Street, Sunday.
Declaring that “the colonel is back”, the former senior officer in the Barbados Defence Force told a packed crowd that he had been motivated to contest the election because constituents were dissatisfied with the poor level of representation from sitting MP Patrick Todd of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP).
The BLP’s candidate in the 2008 general election, Bostic said that he had been driven to resume the work he had started in trying to improve the lot of City residents.
Lamenting the fact that nothing had been done to advance the Inter-American Development Bank-financed neighbourhood project, he said the situation was even more deplorable since Todd was Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Lands.
Bostic, managing director of a private security firm, told the branch meeting he again felt compelled to seek to represent The City in the House of Assembly because of the need to rectify the still pressing problems with drainage and other infrastructural issues in the urban community, even though Government now boasted of having two drainage units.
He vowed to hold Todd accountable for his stewardship as he sought to relieve the people of The City of the disappointing representation their interests had been receiving in Parliament. (PR/SP)