Member of Parliament for St Michael North West Neil Rowe was the centre of attention recently, as he unexpectedly received an award from the Citizens of Barbados Rewards and Recognition Committee during a ceremony at the Deacons Primary School.
The ceremony was marked by glowing tributes to Rowe, one of the 30 victorious Barbados Labour Party candidates in the May 24 general election.
In the presence of members of pupils, teachers, members of his constituency council and Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde, Chairman of the Citizens of Barbados Rewards and Recognition Committee (CBRRC) Bernard Connell said Rowe was being awarded for his outstanding contribution to his constituency.
“The minister is indeed a hard-working and responsible young man seeking to make a difference. He has successfully built a reputation and a following across St Michael and beyond that signifies greatness. He is one of the best examples of a true nationalist, fully committed to working on the behalf of his constituents and [the] wider Barbados. He is a true nation builder and a people’s representative.”
Delivering his honoree remarks, a visually overwhelmed Rowe expressed his gratitude, while promising to stay committed to delivering the very best for St Michael North West.
“I just want to say thank you. This is very touching, I am not accustomed to this, being the humble person that I am. I’m very appreciative of today’s surprise and I want to say that as the representative for this constituency, it is my aim to deliver fair and equal representation to all.
“Where my leadership is concerned, I want to inspire others. The future is bright for St Michael North West. I am very passionate about positive transformation and making a positive impact on the lives of the people I am honoured to serve. I want to assure you that I will do my best as a Member of Parliament.”
Throughout the ceremony Rowe was serenaded by dance performances and musical renditions. [email protected]