Alleyne focused on the youth
Democratic Labour Party candidate for St Michael East, Nicholas Alleyne, has entered elective politics at this juncture out of concern for the youth of the constituency.
Alleyne made this disclosure on Friday night while addressing a spot meeting at Martinique Road, St Michael.
Alleyne, who was a Senior Loans Officer at the Barbados Public Workers Co-operative Credit Union, said some of the members of the crowd could speak of the level of service he offered during his working life.
The first-time candidate, who hails from Licorish Village in the constituency, said he has family connections in both Martinque Road and the Ivy and bemoaned the poor representation by the current parliamentary representative, Trevor Prescod.
Alleyne said: “St Michael East has not had proper representation, especially over the past five years. I could not sit back and allow this decay that has occurred to continue so I ‘raised my hand’ and I wrote that letter to the DLP signalling my interest to run as a candidate.”
Alleyne said his plan for the constituency is to work with everyone to rebuild the communities.
He boasted that the constituency produced outstanding doctors, lawyers and other professionals and argued that it could do so again.
He gave his audience the assurance that once he is elected on May 24, their concerns would be fully ventilated in the House of Assembly.
He promised to begin programmes targeting the youth in an attempt to develop a cadre of entrepreneurs in the constituency.
Alleyne said: “I will be seeking to assist you with your business proposals, business plans and financial statements. I will point you in the right direction to provide that guidance for you. I want you to hold me to that, I am not making any promises, these are the things that I will be doing for the people of St Michael East. Many of the young men have good ideas but because of lack of funding they are unable to get the projects off the ground.” (NC)