On track! – Sinckler lauds efforts of constituency branch
Member of Parliament for the St. Michael North West constituency, Chris Sinckler is giving his constituency branch an A plus grade, reporting that “much and more” of what was promised to the residents of the area have been delivered since he took office in 2008.
“During the last elections I produced a mini manifesto. People often say that political parties have no intention of meeting its objectives. But I was going through this the other day and I am happy to report to you today that we have completed 99 per cent of everything we said we were going to do in this document and more.
“We have done things that are not in here because we had to do it and I say as a proud representative of the constituency of St. Michael North West that we have the best constituency in Barbados and intend to keep it that way because that is our due and so if I retire tomorrow, I think I will go home in the knowledge that I said what I was going to do and more”.
He made the statement during the Fifth Annual Lawson Weekes’ Educational Scholarship Ceremony yesterday, which recognised the educational prowess of 11-plus students in the constituency.
Noting that life for many residents within the constituency can be challenging with predominantly working class households, Sinckler commended the children and their parents on a job well done.
In addition, he made mention of the importance of the island’s education and health Ministries and reiterated Government’s commitment to their success.
“I also want to say that we will continue as a Government to resource properly the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. Once those are taken out of the national budget, as they say, any other number can play. Education and health care is up front as they occupy the largest part of Government’s expenditure budget, apart from the debt, salaries and wages we have to pay.”
“But at the end of the day, those are the two that are really important. That is where Barbados has made its name by having a good educational system by and large we know we have our issues and a good healthcare system. Once we keep those two in place, have children that are properly taught and people that are healthy and productive, then I think we have at least an even chance of continuing to be a successful country,” he opined.
In closing he added: “I want to express the commitment on behalf of the Government of Barbados that that will be the case and we will not drop the ball when it comes to those two Ministries in particular”. (EL)