2013-01-03 First Time Voter Letter

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January 3, 2013

Dear Constituent,

Congratulations on reaching the age of being able to cast your vote for the first time. I know that it will be a very special occasion for you to enter that polling booth during the upcoming General Elections which are due to be held by mid-May, 2013.

My name is Edmund Gregory Hinkson and I have been chosen as the Barbados Labour Party’s candidate for St. James North, your constituency. I am aware of some of the concerns and challenges of the youth, being the father of a daughter and a son, both under the age of twenty one. I hope that you are positively involved in your community’s development through sports, culture, church, a service club or any other worthwhile venture. It is also not too early for you to be associated with a political organization. It is my heartfelt wish that you join my Party and me on this exciting journey to improve the quality of life for you and for our citizens.

I look forward eagerly to meeting and interacting with you in the near future, if we haven’t yet met. We can then share ideas, policies and plans on how best we can together make life better for you and for all of the young people in our constituency as well as in our country.

I wish to share in your interests, encourage your involvement and support and earn your vote to be your next parliamentary representative.

Yours faithfully,



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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.