Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Floyd Reifer is offering what he calls 'quality representation'

DLP Candidate for St George North chatting with a supporter as former DLP St Michael Central Steven Blackett looks on.

DLP Candidate for St George North chatting with a supporter as former DLP St Michael Central Steven Blackett looks on.

The people of St George North can expect "quality representation" from Floyd Reifer, and "big works" not "big words".

Reifer was named this week as the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate to run in the upcoming by-election next month.

Speaking with Loop News after knocking elbows and chatting with residents in his community of Parish Land in St George North earlier today (October 3), before tonight addressing Democratic Labour Party executives, officers and staunch supporters at the George Street headquarters, Reifer broke down what "quality representation" means to him.

He said:

"What it means to me? It means listening to the people, listening to their concerns, finding solutions, giving opportunities. A lot of young people in the constituency are unemployed. People have ideas but they don't know where to go or how to about it. In terms of sport, a lot of quality athletes in St George North as well. I have programmes in mind to develop sport. So it is a lot of things I have in mind."

Additionally he said that it is his intention to reopen the community centres because at present he finds "community centres are dead."

A husband, father and former cricketer who has represented his country on some of the biggest pitches around the world before coaching and bringing up another set of national and regional cricketing stars, Reifer assures his constituents that he is a "Barbadian who will not be colour-blinded by noisy people shouting for more when we the people of St George North are getting less.

"I do not have to hold on to anyone's coat-tail, I am a servant born and bred in St George North."

Born and raised in Parish Land, St George, he told the audience gathered at the headquarters: "Do not look for big words from me. Look for big works from me . . . I extend myself to you as a servant and a proud product of St George North."

The St George North by-election is set for November 11, 2020.

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