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St Michael West Central candidates complete nomination process


St Michael West Central candidates complete nomination process

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Solutions Barbados’ Angela Edey is promising that her party will put money back into the pockets of Barbadians if they are elected to office.

The cosmetologist who will be contesting the St Michael West Central seat, said that Solutions’ ten per cent tax plan is the way to go.

She was speaking after completing the nomination process at Lawrence T Gay Primary School, Spooners Hill, St Michael this afternoon.

Accompanied by youths Damien Harris, Dario Smith, Carlos Worrell and Kadeem Padmore — her proposer, seconder, and witnesses respectively — Edey said more needs to be done to get young men off the block and involved in productive work.

A Solutions Barbados administration, she said, will implement a number of innovative plans to make this a reality.

Edey’s nomination was not without some drama. She was at the school by 9:15 intending to start the nomination process by 9:30. However she was informed by returning Officer Leonard Walters that the process began at 10 and she would also have to return at an agreed time since the first appointment was incumbent and DLP candidate James Paul and the UPP’s Herman Lowe was next. She would have to return for noon.

She did, but with Lowe running late was forced to wait.

Then, after her process began, she had to wait until her husband and agent, Winston, arrived.

That delay took nearly a half an hour leaving more than 100 red T-shirt clad supporters of the BLP’s Ian Gooding-Edghill waiting in the sun.

Meanwhile, Barbados Labour Party candidate Ian Gooding-Edghill is upbeat about his chances to turn the tables on two-time incumbent James Paul of the ruling DLP.

He arrived at the Lawrence T Gay Primary school this afternoon with more than 114 red shirt clad and poster bearing supporters.

Amongst those there to support his nomination were fellow St Michael candidates Ronald Toppin and Bishop Joseph Atherley as well as former MP Mark Williams. Gooding-Edghill was proposed by Betty Waithe, seconded by Rawle Archer and his witnesses were Richard Harper and Yvette Cox.

On completion of the nomination process, the hotel executive was swamped with hugs and kisses by his adoring supporters.

Two-time incumbent James Paul is “very optimistic” about being re-elected to the St Michael West Central seat. He said based on the response he is getting from constituents he was confident they recognised the challenges his ruling Democratic Labour Party faced and would continue to support him.

Paul was ably supported by his wife, Bridget, daughter Jaime and older son Jason as well as St Michael North East candidate Patrick Todd and former DLP candidate for the constituency Derek Alleyne. (Blackbird Productions)