Despite her cancer diagnosis, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has a bright political future, according to one of her Cabinet colleagues.
Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson today said from his dealings with Bradshaw, who is also the Member of Parliament for St Michael South East, it had become evident to him she has what it takes to succeed politically.
“She is someone with tremendous talent and a bright future politically and we look forward to her full recovery for her personally and, of course, for the constituents and Barbados as well,” Hinkson, the Member of Parliament for St James North, told journalists today during a tour of Parliament by students of Gordon Greenidge Primary School.
Hinkson and Bradshaw shared a law chamber for ten years before they became parliamentary colleagues in 2013 when they sat on the Opposition benches.
They are now members of the Mia Mottley Cabinet, with Bradshaw also serving as a Leader of Government Business in the House.
Since revealing to her constituents on Sunday that she had early stage breast cancer, there has been an outpouring of support for the 42-year-old parliamentarian.
This kind of support, said Dr Shirley Jhagaroo, the coordinator of the breast screening programme at the Barbados Cancer Society, helps the recovery process.
“She has a lot of support and support makes an amazing difference. She has a lot of support from the public, from her colleagues and all of the parliamentarians. I think she should feel positive,” Dr Jhagaroo said yesterday.
“All of the statistics show that people diagnosed with breast cancer that have emotional support can make a huge difference,” the BCS official said. (LG)