Fed up with the slide
by Leigh-Ann Worrell
Two and a half years ago, Wilfred Arthur Abrahams was fed up.
Fed with what he saw as a lack of good leadership; fed up with the downward slide of the local economy and fed up with the under-representation of the middle class.
But instead of fuming among friends, he decided to do something – join the Barbados Labour Party.
And coming February 21, Abrahams, 40, will be making his first run in elective politics in a bid to represent the constituency of Christ Church East. The lawyer, who grew up in Enterprise, Christ Church – a few metres away from his Sayes Court campaign headquarters – has replaced Reginald Farley as the BLP candidate in the area. The seat is currently held by the Democratic Labour Party’s Dr. Denis Lowe.
Abrahams asserted Christ Church East was deficient in a holistic approach to representation and charged that his opponent did not cater to every demographic in the diverse socio-economic area. He believed his representation was the right fit for Christ Church East because of his ability to “think outside the box” and adapt to the modern needs of its residents.