• Today
    September 15

  • 04:40 AM

Three get UPP nod for next election


Added 15 March 2019


UPP candidates (from left) Everton Holligan, Ambrose Grosvenor and Wayne Griffith. (GPs)

Former United Progressive Party (UPP) campaign manager Ambrose Grosvenor is among three candidates the party has named for the next general election.

He will be contesting the St George North constituency, while Wayne Griffith will be making a second bid in St Lucy and Everton Holligan has made the switch from St George North to South.

Grosvenor said people saw the UPP as a credible alternative to the current administration and several people had asked him to contest the riding, which is currently held by veteran Barbados Labour Party parliamentarian Gline Clarke.

“I have the interest of St George North people at heart and I have demonstrated that. I live what I call the St George experience every day, having spent my entire life in St George, barring about three years,” he said.

Areas of concern include poor transportation, infrequent garbage collection and deplorable roads in the constituency, including the one which runs from his hometown Sweet Bottom to Groves.

Last year party leader Lynette Eastmond said all of the seats were vacant and the UPP would go through the nomination process to pick its candidates. She said they had four or five years to work in a constituency and demonstrate their interest. (PR/SAT)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you believe there should be staggered hours to start and end school?