Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for the St Philip West constituency John King declared he’s “tired crying” and was now ready to give back to the country that has given him so much.
King made the statement as he formally opened his campaign office in the Cottage Vale, St Philip house where he grew up yesterday.
“This is where everything that I’ve ever dreamed of started,” he said.
The political hopeful, a two-time calypso monarch, assured those on hand he was ready to help turn things around, reflecting that when he arrived in Barbados as a six-year-old for the first time, “this country was leaps and bounds ahead of where I was coming from.
“Barbados was like heaven to me,” said King.
He however lamented that overtime he had seen changes for the worse.
“My reason for getting involved in politics at this point in time, is that I am tired crying. I have no more tears to shed. I have to get involved and do what I can do to give back to a place that has given so much to me.”
BLP leader Mia Mottley cut the ribbon declaring the office open and launched King’s campaign website.