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Scantlebury: Bees, Dems must go

RIA GOODMAN, [email protected]

Scantlebury: Bees, Dems must go

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It is time for the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party to be dissolved.

So said independent candidate for St Peter Lynroy Scantlebury after he had finished his nomination process at the Roland Edwards Primary School today. 

“I personally believe that this should be the end of the DLP and BLP. St Peter has been neglected for the last 32 years and I don’t think either one of these two governments have realised what they have done to the citizens. 

“If the constituents are serious about doing something to better themselves the time is now. They can’t wait another five years,” he said. 

Scantlebury who was surrounded by his wife, father and siblings who came out to support him said today was their opportunity to make a change.

He mentioned that if elected he would love to provide better roads, as well as systems which would ensure the elderly and differently abled were comfortable as well as educated. 

An issue which he also held dear was that of unemployment among youth in the parish of St Peter. 

“We are looking at youth development strategies for entrepreneurship. We have lots of young women and men here in St Peter who are currently unemployed and are on the roads on a daily basis,” he said. 

He also listed health care as a priority stating that he would be looking at making the Maurice Byer Polyclinic a 24-hour medical facility.

Other candidates contesting the St Peter constituency are Colin Jordan from the BLP, and Dave Cumberbatch from the DLP. (RG)