Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley on Saturday named a team which he said would speak on behalf of the Opposition on national issues.
“I am here this morning with a team of persons representing the interests of Barbadians . . . who are prepared to give themselves to service in the name of the Opposition,” Atherley said.
The team includes people who ran in the 2018 General Election under the Solutions Barbados (SB) and United Progressive Party (UPP) banners.
From Solutions are Scott Weatherhead, Alan Springer, Irvin Belgrave, Rev John Carter and Paul Gibson, while Maria Phillips, Bruce Hennis and Paul Forte ran under the UPP.
The group also includes Sylvan Greenidge from Barbados Integrity Movement, lecturer Dr Philip Corbin and Akil Daley.
Atherley, who had previously named his two Opposition Senators Crystal Drakes and Caswell Franklyn, said three more people will be added to the opposition group at a later date.
“This is, for me as Leader of the Opposition, a proud moment. I believe it is for our country a historic moment.”
Irvin Belgrave – Home Affairs
Rev John Carter – Agriculture, Food Security and Maritime Economy
Dr Phillip Corbin – Energy, Water Resources and Telecommunications
Akil Daley – Youth and Small Business Facilitation
Sen Crystal Drakes – Economic, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Paul Forte – Housing, Property Ownership, Works and Maintenance
Sen Caswell Franklyn – Labour, Social Security, Corporatives and Civil Establishments
Paul Gibson – Health, Wellness Services Development and Environment
Sylvan Greenidge – Transportation, Sanitation and Sewage Services
Bruce Hennis – International Business and Trade, Manufacturing and Commerce
Maria Phillips – Justice, Law Enforcement and Penal System
Alan Springer – Creative Economy and Sports Industry Development
Scott Weatherhead – Tourism, Regional and International Transport
Atherley was elected to the House of Assembly as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) but he formed the one-man Opposition days after the May 24 General Election.
He stressed that today’s announcement was not the launch of a political party, but said this would come in due course.