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Reifer ready


Reifer ready
John Holligan of Parish Land, St George (left), in conversation yesterday with Floyd Reifer, the Democratic Labour Party’s candidate for the November 11 St George North by-election.(Picture by Sandy Pitt.)


A desire to serve, fearlessness in the face of a challenge and the love of the community are the qualities which Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate Floyd Reifer believes will take him over the finish line first in the upcoming St George by-elections.

Reifer, a household name in Barbadian cricket, told reporters yesterday it was the residents of St George who first called on him to throw his hat in the ring following the retirement of Gline Clarke, who won the constituency for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) for the last 26 years. Reifer, who was canvassing the constituency yesterday, said he was only too happy to answer the call as he is always willing to give back to the community that has “contributed so much to his development”.

Noting that much of his life now centres around the development of young cricket talent, Reifer disclosed that his plans for the community have a very strong youth-focused component.

“I got the call from a lot of people in the community because they believe that I would be a very good candidate to run. This is something that I have always wanted to do because I have always wanted to give back to the community. I grew up in this community and this community has done a lot for me in terms of my development. As a person that has travelled around the world and would have been involved in the development of youth around the region, I want to do the same thing within my community,” he said. (CLM)

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