Alleyne-Worrell hoping to effect change for the better
Class was in session as usual at West Terrace Primary School in the St. James South constituency, seemingly almost in oblivion of the major national event that took place today, nomination day, for the May 24 general election.
But while Jacqueline Alleyne-Worrell of Solutions Barbados, the first candidate to hand in her paper was completing the process, break was called, and scores of curious children converged on the classroom where the activities were taking place. They were eager to find out why police community officer constable 1987 Roger Williams was standing outside the school and why reporters and cameras were at the ready.
The candidate arrived at 9:53 a.m. accompanied by four supporters including her proposer Linda Webster and seconder Dr. Ronald Webster who said she did not have an agent. And exactly at 10:00 a.m. as returning officer Charles Phillips read the notice officially declaring the polling station open, Alleyne-Worrell and her team proceeded to make official her bid to rest the seat from incumbent Donville Inniss of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).
Emerging from the room 25 minutes later Alleyne-Worrell told reporters that she was “excited” about her prospects. She highlighted as her reason for entering the race being “deeply concerned about what has transpired over the years in the country and was here to effect change for the better.”
Alleyne-Worrell noted that constituents have made “huge investments in St James South and they want to be sure they did not lose them due to the faults in the way the economy was being run.” Alleyne-Worrell said that even if she wins the seat but Solutions Barbados does not secure the government she will still be a voice for the people of constituency St. James South. (MH)