2012-05-30 Rural Development Commission

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May 30, 2012


The Director

Rural Development Commission

Bridge Street



Dear Sir,


Re: Request To Repair Home of Melda Ramsey in Clarke’s Road, Ashton Hall, St. Peter


I write this letter in my capacity as the Barbados Labour Party’s Candidate for Saint James North in the upcoming General Elections.


I write this letter in support of the earlier request by Miss Melda Ramsey of Clarke’s Road, Ashton Hall, Saint Peter which was made to the Rural Development Commission since 2003 or thereabouts for repairs to be carried out to her home in which she resides.


Miss Ramsey is a fifty-two years old blind person. She is unemployed. The roof of her home is in terrible condition and is badly in need of repairs. She is also in need of indoor toilet and bath facilities, since her present such facilities are outside in the yard.


Her thirty year old son, Mr. Ryan Ramsey, is the only other occupant of the house. His occupation as a bartender does not provide him with the financial resources to fully undertake the repairs on his own accord.


I sincerely hope that your Commission can assist her on this matter in light of the circumstances of her case.


Yours faithfully,




EGH: mal


Cc. Mr. Ryan Ramsey


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Edmund "Eddie" Hinkson is an attorney-at-law residing in Waterhall Terrace, St. James. The husband of Beverly and father of Erica and Gregory, he has an outstanding record as a community leader. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Bridgetown for the past 24 years and has the honours of being named the Best President of the Lions Clubs in the Caribbean District 60B and of serving as the Lions Clubs Leader of Barbados. Eddie has been a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Salvation Army for the past 5 years. He has also served as a member of the Council of St. Johns Ambulance Association, the Association of the Blind and Deaf and of the Council for the Disabled. Eddie has been a sub-committee chairman of the Small Business Association and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A member of the Lawn Tennis Association and the Paragon Tennis Club, he has sponsored cricket, football and netball tournaments, provided prizes at school speech days, assisted churches with outreach and mentorship programmes, provided food vouchers to needy persons and helped in finding solutions to constituency issues relating to land. In government, he served as Chairman of the National Conservation Commission and the Severance Payments Tribunal, Deputy Chairman of the National Housing Corporation, the National Advisory Committee on Disabilities and the Building Advisory Committee as well as a Director of the National Cultural Foundation, a Member of Consumer Claims Tribunal, Income Tax Appeal Board and the Harrison College Board of Management. Internationally, Edmund is an officer of the International Bar Association, a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and a member of International Who’s Who of Professionals.