Friday 27 November, 2020

DLP's Floyd Reifer concerned about the island's youth

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George North Floyd Reifer, speaks to Reverend Yolanda Clarke (far right) while accompanied by his daughter Victoria (far left) and his wife Amanda (centre).

Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George North Floyd Reifer, speaks to Reverend Yolanda Clarke (far right) while accompanied by his daughter Victoria (far left) and his wife Amanda (centre).

Floyd Reifer, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the St George North, is focused on addressing the concerns of the youth. 

While speaking to the media at the St Augustine Anglican Church, Sunday afternoon, Reifer indicated the young voters in St George North were pushing for his win. He voiced that he sought to build community spirit in St George and create mentorship programmes.

"The young people have a lot to say, have a lot of issues. . . . Lack of opportunity, unemployment [and] no one listening to them, those are the main issues coming out. A lot of young people are angry [and] as we go forward, we going to have to find solutions," commented Reifer. 

Reifer will be up against General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Senator Toni Moore, who will be representing the ruling Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Solutions Barbados’ leader Grenville Phillips II and Ambrose Grosvenor of the United Progressive Party(UPP). Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Bishop Joseph Atherley has not yet named a candidate for the People's Party for Democracy and Development (PdP). 

The former West Indies captain indicated that his supporters were confident in his ability, and he was ready to take up the challenge. 

"I am coming through all St George, so let the people know to tie up their dogs, if they have sheep tie them up, put up the goats and everything because Reifer is coming. I have a lot of plans, it will involve young people.

"My main focus is going around the constituency, is to develop people, empower people, listen to people, and ensure we find solutions to help," Reifer said.

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