Travel agency operator and Barbados Labour Party Public Relations Officer, Indar Weir, tonight secured the nomination as his party’s candidate for St Philip South.
At a branch meeting at the Hilda Skeene Primary School, Weir earned 48 votes, to defeat challengers Mona Alleyne with 17 votes; Sylvan Greenidge, seven votes, and Ahmed Proverbs with eight votes.
In his acceptance speech Weir wasted no time in attacking government’s claims about increased tourist arrivals expected for Crop Over.
He declared that bookings have not gone passed the figures of last year.
Weir vowed to help a BLP government take Barbados’ tourist arrival figures to the one million mark.
Calling for change in the style of political leadership, Weir said, “Representation of a constituency can no longer be an ‘I’, it has to be a ‘We’.
“The solution must come from you,” he told party supporters.