Humphrey highlights constituents’ concerns

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Michael South, Kirk Humphrey, today said he has been getting a clearer picture of the challenges being faced by members of his constituency, in the two months since he was nominated.

Barbados TODAY caught up with Humphrey at the Bonnett’s Resource Centre in Brittons Hill, at a ceremony for children who are transitioning to secondary school.

“People are concerned about unemployment; they are concerned about housing and they are also concerned about the increasing level of violence among a few people.

“They are also concerned about the promises that were made by the Freundel Stuart administration but were never fulfilled and jobs that were given but were taken back quickly after they were given,” he said.

He added that he has met several young constituents who said they were forced to withdraw from studies at the UWI Cave Hill campus because they could not afford to pay tuition fees, while other residents disclosed they are unable to buy food for their families.

Kirk Humphrey

Addressing the issue of the ‘boys on the block’ and gun violence, Humphrey told his youthful audience that he will soon be launching a programme aimed at integrating this segment of the constituency.

He pointed out that the young men are frustrated and angry, and while some can be assisted, there are others who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Meanwhile in her feature address retired Chief Education Officer, Dr Wendy Griffith- Watson, impressed upon the young students the need to take up reading as a hobby.

She told the students who are about to enter secondary school that they will be asked to do many more subjects and reading would be of critical importance if they expect to do well.

She also sought to impress upon the students the need to apply themselves to their work at school if they hoped to acquire marketable skills. (NC)


19 Responses to Humphrey highlights constituents’ concerns

  1. Zeus September 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    You can’t be serious …firstly the constituency is not yours I don’t know what clearer picture you getting about housing problems even the Paros in Britton hill sleep with a roof over their head ….you have housing developments in bonnets valery bay land and now the grotto …you mentioned problems that exist all over the world …unemployment housing crime even your leader have the same issues in her constituency ….wheel and come again

  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    We have a Prime Minister that cares nothing about his constituency

    • Joan Wickham
      Joan Wickham September 4, 2016 at 9:33 am

      wunna still put him back in, it took 3 yrs to finish a road in brittons hill one that would take 3 wks, at the most,

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor September 4, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Din know d pm does work at mtw!

      • Leroy September 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

        Yes,,he is the boss of MTW

      • Leroy September 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm

        Lately ive seen Fruendel and Chris disavow there Gov and workers, they must own there gov and workforce, simple.

  3. BaJan boy September 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    @Zeus wunnah DEMS who sucking the pig nipples as the clown Freundel would say bout wunnah don’t ever stop to see when someone is trying to make a difference. There is none so blind as one who cannot see.. Illiteracy is truly a curse…

    • Sherlock Holmes. September 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      As usual you and your drivel, and disrespect for the office of the Prime minister it boggles my mind how you are allowed by this media house to refer to the prime minister in such insulting terms, you need to be arrested and charged under the misuse of the computer act for using words that are demeaning and insulting to the office of the prime minister. You have been doing this far too long on this site and it is time you are made an example of, i am aware that one can have differences of opinions, heck we all do, but you have been going overboard for too long and you have been cautioned on several times, yet you have not heeded a word to the wise behave your self in a proper way lest you are made an example of.

  4. Big Brown September 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Does anybody at all see Freundel in his constituency? I have not seen him since last election. I jess curious.

  5. Proudbajan September 4, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Where did Mr Humphrey say the constituency was his. It ain’t belong to freundle neither. People want representation and Humphrey can’t do no worse than what we have now. I ready to give the Bs a chance.

  6. Zeus September 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Big brown what does seeing your MP do for you…. I thought you would rather see his or her work in your constituency….. Bajan boy take time out to read the stuff you write then we can discuss literacy

  7. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd September 4, 2016 at 8:17 am


  8. waka waka September 4, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Welcome Kirk, the others of the past and especially this present office bearer have proven exactly what genuine fakes they are. Lots of things can be done to improve the lives of the residents of that constituency but alas, the duly elected is never around to follow up on his promises. OK I talking nuff. so here is what I would suggest.
    1. Form an unemployed council and get all jobless to register, their working skills and experience will be placed on a data base and sent to the bureau of employment. They can be counseled and advised to get further training in some suitable vocation that will enhance their ability. Especially the young folks with parental responsibility.
    2. pick up on what Ms. Wendy Griffith-Watson spoke on and establish a reading and writing center whereby especially children can attend on weekends and be taught comprehensively.
    3. some infrastructural development is needed. . The Brittons Hill main road from the section opposite Brittons Cross Road to the Junction of the hill that takes you uo to Flagstaff Road inclusive of the same flagstaff Road badly needs a sidewalk. which incidentally also needs resurfacing – voters live on that road too – Brittons Cross Road from Collymore Rock to Brittons Hill main road needs a sidewalk too. Two primary schools – St. Pauls and St. Cyprians Boys are on that road.
    4. Create a meals pass system especially for needy folks ho also vote, and children who go hungry many days whereby they go ith their passes and collect a meal of some sort to help them along.

  9. James Holder
    James Holder September 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Oh please what de Hell can you do for people in the state in which the economy is in right now? Nothing……stop fooling people you have identified the problems and can do nothing about it even if the blp wins government in 18months.

  10. BaJan boy September 4, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    @Sherlock Holmes a clown by any other name is still a clown and an uncaring inconsiderate.self centered,selfish one at that. You can get the other clown for an AG to prosecute me when he should be doing it with you for kissing the wrong part of politicians. Any one who could sit in this country and see people suffering the way they are and just talk drivel before his DLP clowns as a PM is none other and you in the same boat..

  11. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier September 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    The problem with barbarians is that there let this government Rite Aid Fortuna now that the situation is severe they’re saying that no one can fix it we should have stopped the decline long before now

  12. James Holder
    James Holder September 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hahaha…well said.

  13. Sam Pillie September 4, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    @ Samuel Morrison: You seems to know a whole lot about what is going on in Barbados. Please, let’s get to the facts, can you mention ANY AREA or ministry where this government is performing? This is why the people are suffering and behaving lawless, and the government politicians are not setting good examples either. A caring PM normally address his people often to inform them of any progress. I guess there is no progress so he cannot address the people of Barbados. However, we should compliment the Police on the job they are doing with nothing, in these tough times.

  14. BaJan boy September 5, 2016 at 12:15 am

    @Samuel Morrison don’t know where you come from but if you getting milk from the pig nipples good for you or piece of the fatted calf. Bajans are seeing it worst than any other time in their lives and wunnah dat scraping through with the crumbs continue to shout for an inept Government. The Prime Minister shows no regard for the people of the country so why should they other than wunnah care about him. Sure the young man in this article is ten times brighter than you was going to say smarter but I don’t want to insult you. Mia Mottley was part of and help to lead an administration for 14 years that gave us some time of the most prosperous years ever and I am sure she will work to bring them back after this bunch has been kicked out..


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