MIA AMOR MOTTLEY-BLP LEADER
Constituency Office: St Michael North East
MS. CYNTHIA FORDE
Phone: 1 (246) 425-1757
Cynthia Forde is a Barbadian politician and former member of Cabinet.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Cynthia Yvonne Forde was born on 1 March 1952, she was educated at the Modern High School and Erdiston Teacher Training College. She is also a graduate of the Licentiate College of Preceptors.
She has also pursued courses in Early Children Education in Israel, the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity and in Industrial Relations in Washington, D.C.
Her work experience includes that of a cashier for one year and of a primary school teacher for 25 years.
She is a member of the Progressive Credit Union Ltd., the Association of Friends of Gordon Cummins District Hospital, Holy Innocents’ Church Council, St. Thomas Community Independence Committee. She is a member and former executive member of the Barbados Union of Teachers and is currently 1st Vice Chairman of the Barbados Labour Party.
At the community level she has been an adviser to the St. Thomas Festival Committee, the co-ordinator of Woman Against Poverty, an ex-officio member of the Cane Garden Neighbourhood Watch, the Central Relief Organisation, a leader of the Barbados Boys’ Scouts, the Girl Guides’ and President of the Parent-Teacher Association of The Alleyne School. In addition, she was secretary of Sharon Primary PTA.
Forde was Senator and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs & Culture in 1994 to 2001. In September 2001, she was elected in a by-election to serve as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Thomas, on a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ticket. In 2001, she joined the Cabinet as Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Youth Affairs and Sport, a position that she held until 2008.
Forde was reelected to the Barbados House of Assembly in the 2008 and 2013 General Elections.
Outside of politics, Forde’s record of voluntary service includes work with the Scouts and Brownies as well as Friends of the Gordon Cummins District Hospital. She was a Synod Representative of the Anglican Diocese from 1997-2009 as well as being the Superintendent of the Holy Innocent Sunday School. Forde was also a member of the Sharon Parent Teacher Association and was President of the Alleyne School Parent Teacher Association for five years.
Forde is the mother of a son and grandmother of four children.
MR. PETER PHILLIPS
Constituency Office: Ellis Road, Checker Hall
Phone: 571-7734 and 231-9365
Peter Phillips wants St Lucy to be the most envied constituency in Barbados with quality roads, an efficient bus service and a functional town centre to provide various services to constituents. He hopes to do this with your support.
A born and bred St Lucy man, Peter hails from Pie Corner and has lived in the constituency he now seeks to represent his entire life. Though a banker by profession, Peter is best known for his 20-plus years of community work throughout St Lucy. As the longest serving chairperson of the St Lucy Parish Independence Committee, he led a team of dedicated volunteers which successfully executed numerous projects in the constituency including HIV/AIDS awareness, the environment, energy conservation and heritage. Furthermore, for several years Peter conducted the training sessions for St Lucy’s Parish Ambassadors.
The consistent high places earned annually by entrants is testimony to his work with the various young people. These apart, one of Peter’s pet projects for more than a decade is his partnering with the Kiwanis Club North to provide meals weekly for the less fortunate in the constituency.
A born-again Christian and committed member of Bennett’s Temple United Holy Church, Peter has spearheaded or used his influence to improve conditions for constituents in St Lucy since being nominated the Barbados Labour Party candidate in 2006. These include major renovations to St Lucy Primary School, an annex to the Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary schools; assistance from the Rural Development Commission for various services and amenities for families across the constituency; expansion of bus services and the introduction of new ones to Coconut Hall, Bishop’s Road, Rockfield and Round-the-Rock; and the erection of street lights in districts such as Alleynedale, Round-the-Rock, Chance Hall and St Clements to name a few.
Peter Phillips is a worker. Put him to work for you and the betterment of St Lucy.
REVEREND JOSEPH ATHERLEY
ST MICHAEL WEST
Bishop Joe Atherley believes that people matter. That’s why he has devoted more than 20 years seeking to uplift and enhance people’s’ lives in St Michael West through, among other things, self-improvement educational programmes, facilitating opportunities for land ownership, or ensuring households benefit from natural gas.
Joe has also been instrumental in getting roads built for the first time in several districts, and lobbied tirelessly to ensure the canal widening project at Headley Land, Bank Hall came through to end the decades’ old flooding problem. And when he is re-elected with the support of the constituents of St Michael West, Joe’s immediate plans include developing a recreational facility for the elderly in Country Road; installing lights on the St Leonard’s School playing field to facilitate night-time activities for the Alkins Land, Gills Gap, Richmond and Upper Goodland communities, and preventing a tragedy from occurring at Bridge Road by getting the gutter/canal there covered.
Even though he has not been the parliamentary representative for the last nine years, Joe has continued his service to the people of St Michael West by maintaining a constituency office and even expanded its community programme at his personal expense. What manner of a man does this?
Joe has been a devoted member of the Evangelical Holiness Christian Community for over three decades and is an ordained bishop. His faith and philosophy that “each day I must find an opportunity to do something whether small or great that benefits someone other than my family or myself”, guides
his actions to the church, the constituency and the country.
As such Joe has an enviable reputation as someone who says what he means and does what he says. These qualities that are central to Joe’s Christian beliefs are also the core values of the Barbados Labour Party. That’s why he is comfortable in its bosom.
By any measure, Joe’s integrity, listening ear and quality of service makes his the right fit for St Michael West.
MR. ARTHUR HOLDER
ST MICHAEL CENTRAL
Phone: (246) 231-9795
Arthur Holder epitomises the Barbados Dream. He rose from humble origins, benefitted from free education, and worked consistently hard to achieve his desired goal and become a force to be reckoned with.
Through his life journey as a teacher, social worker, lawyer and now politician, Arthur has demonstrated integrity and caring for his fellow man – key qualities for higher service as the St Michael Central parliamentary representative.
Because of the opportunities Barbados provided Arthur, he feels every Barbadian deserves a similar chance. And that’s why he’s in politics. He intends to create more opportunities and improve the lives of those born in humble circumstances like himself. That’s why too, he is a member of the Barbados Labour Party team, for he sees the party as the most progressive political organisation in Barbados that has always championed the rights of the less fortunate.
Arthur’s work to date is testimony to his philosophy. As an entrepreneur and educator, having founded The Urban Adult College, he has assisted thousands of young school leavers improving their academic achievements through education.
As a trained social worker, Arthur worked with the Child Care Board and the National Council of Substance Abuse with responsibility for overseeing and implementing community projects aimed at providing alternatives to drug involvement for the youth. He also served as the local consultant for the United Nations International Drug Control Programme to eradicate drug use in targeted communities. And as an attorney, Arthur has done significant pro-bono work on behalf of juveniles brought before the Criminal Courts, and uses such opportunities to counsel the youth and their families.
Arthur has a wider vision for Saint Michael Central. His focus will be on developing constituents’ skills to empower them to be independent and self-reliant, and to be confident to seek new and emerging opportunities.
Arthur brings proven ability, truthfulness, reliability and a record of caring public service to St Michael Central.
He is the perfect fit for these uncertain times.
MR. IAN GOODING – EDGHILL
ST MICHAEL WEST CENTRAL
MR. KIRK HUMPHREY
ST MICHAEL SOUTH
Kirk Humphrey understands the realities of his constituents— his personal and professional story are a testament to his commitment.
Raised by a single mother, life was never easy for him and his seven siblings. “I often wondered why some of the most decent and hard-working people I knew were struggling. It was an injustice that always plagued me and drove me to focus on Development and Public Policy in my studies. I eventually learned thatthere are structural disadvantages built into our society that have to be addressed.”
Withtwo Master’s Degrees, one from the London School of Economics in ‘Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries’, and the second, a Master’s in Public Administration with a dual concentration in ‘Public Policy and Leadership’ and ‘Leadership and Human Rights’ from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Kirk has put his academic preparation into practice for the past 15-years.
Kirk’s professional experience has spanned both the public and the private sector and has included senior posts with International Development Agencies, the Child Care Board, the Bureau of Social Policy, Research and Planning in the social sector.
Kirk has worked tirelessly on community initiatives and is an active member of a number of organizations that focus on social justice. His main interests lie in poverty alleviation, youth issues, elderly affairs and the environment. He has also recently been focusing on the effect of gender inequalities on development.Kirk is passionate about the arts, having performed with the Pinelands Creative Workshop and has won poetry awards at NIFCA.
Says Kirk, “The issues that have affected me all of my life affect the people of St. Michael South. I feel at home here and will work every day to make life better for residents. I have come to know many of my constituents; I know their talents and strengths and I want to empower them and help them to develop. Leadership is the missing ingredient and that is what I will bring.”
MS. MARSHA CADDLE
ST MICHAEL SOUTH CENTRAL
Phone: (246) 234-3000
Marsha Caddle is focused and ready to improve the well-being of the constituents in St Michael South Central.
Her youthful looks belie her expertise as a bilingual economist with a specialisation in institutional and human development economics, and the skill-set needed to help the Barbados Labour Party get Barbados working again for all Barbadians.
Marsha intends to use her skills honed as a governance specialist with the Caribbean Development Bank, where she developed and oversaw implementation of the bank’s governance and institutional development strategy, to make the positive difference Barbados needs now more than ever to lift its fortunes.
That’s why among Marsha’s immediate goals when elected will be the establishment of well-equipped commercial zones in which small business people, traders and entrepreneurs within the constituency can operate. Furthermore, programmes to help young people overcome some of the obstacles they perceive are keeping them from progressing in their professional and personal development will be held.
But there’s much more to Marsha than business. Her strong social conscience blends with her passion as a footballer who played left wing with some repute, a dancer and teacher in Caribbean movement, as well as a writer and commentator on calypso, soca, dancehall and reggae music.
Marsha’s insight can be seen in her priorities. She intends, when elected, to prioritise debushing and getting roads repaved whether in Brittons Hill, Carrington Village, Clapham, Delamere Land or Flagstaff and surrounding districts. She will ensure effective, efficient drainage works are done across the constituency to eliminate the inconveniences experienced by many whenever there is a downpour. More day care centres with extended hours will also be established, while the pavilions/community centres at Valerie and Gully Hill will be converted into full-service, fully-accessible resource centres that can facilitate sport and cultural development, technical training and community activities.
Marsha is the change St Michael South Central has been calling for. She will listen and act in the best interest of constituents.
MR. JOHN KING
ST PHILIP WEST
Constituency Office: 123
DR. SONIA BROWNE
ST PHILIP NORTH
Constituency Office: at home