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Bajan Labour Party candidate was born in St. Vincent


Hudson Griffith, the Barbados Labour Party candidate in this Thursday’s by-election in that country, was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines to parents who were missionaries.{{more}}

Griffith, who will be contesting against Mara Thompson, wife of the former Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, the St. John seat in a by-election, told the constituents last Friday night his parents had built churches and Sunday schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines before returning to Barbados when he was four years old.

He shared some of his personal experiences growing up here, adding that he spent much time in the pulpit when his parents were preaching.

Griffith said he was “happy with the situation I find myself in” adding he knew what it took to represent people.

In his speech, which focused on poor representation in St John, Griffith said there were a number of things which needed to be addressed in that parish.

He said the roads in Kendal needed to be fixed and streetlights to be installed.

He said roads in Church View Tenantry, Clifton Hall Road, Codrington Road, Massiah Street, College Savannah and in Sherbourne, needed to be fixed.

“These are the things that need to be addressed and sympathy cannot do it” he said.

“Sympathy cannot fix roads, or deal with VAT or deal with the increase in busfares,” he said.