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By Aabigayle McIntosh
The newly voted Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party caretaker for the St Johns Rural West Constituency said he will approach his future Senatorial appointment with the same vigor and persistence that he has within his professional life.
“I am a very strong relation person I utilize my relationship and connectivity and I intend to use that because it will give me a broader reach. Not just in Antigua and Barbuda, but a strong sense of commanding power to say to partners this is what we need.
“This is not new, this is something I have done, I have leveraged my role as President of the Red Cross to bring many programmes to Antigua and Barbuda and I plan to do the same thing for St John’s Rural West and by extension the country,” he said during an Interview on Twin Island Media.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced over the week that will be appointing the political aspirant to the Senate next year noting that he is a natural in connecting with the people and by placing him in the Upper House he will be able to make an even greater contribution to society and to match his opponent.
Joseph will be facing off with United Progressive Party Member of Parliament Richard Lewis in St Johns Ruling West, having won the ABLP Primary held over the weekend 61 percent of the prime votes.
Prior to his election, he said he south advise and the support of former ABLP incumbent for the constituency Londel Benjamin to get a hindsight of the community and areas which will require more focus in the coming months.
He is also working to establish connection with former ABLP Candidate and former Senator Gail Christian.
Joseph was also asked about what concerns him regarding the development of youth in Antigua and Barbuda.
Outlining that a lot of his work is geared towards youth from a very young age, he said he feels there is a demotivating factor as to how far they can reach and what they can become.
“So, it starts from a very young age to change their mindset to left them understand they can be as great as they want to be once they are determined and stay motivated. Providing avenues for them to access greater scholarships greater programmes for their development”.
As it relates to the older youths Josephs asserts that young adults also need the same level of attention to be able to perform at their optimal best.