James Paul was brought
up in the close-knit urban village of Goodland-Deacons Road
and as a result appreciates the strength of community.
He is committed to improving the quality of life of people who
live in his St. Michael West Central constituency.
Extensive consultation with his constituents have led him to
identify the following issues as needing urgent attention:
- The lack of adequate and appropriate
employment opportunities for school leavers
- The dearth of programmes to strengthen
- The decline in the housing infrastructure
- The inability of the welfare services to
address the challenges of those in need of assistance.
James Paul is a graduate of St. Leonard's
Boys School and the University of the West Indies. It
was hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude to life
that has propelled James to the top of his chosen
career. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of one of
Barbados' most influential non-governmental organizations
looking after the interests of the farming community. He
believes that food security should be a national priority.
James Paul brings to politics a passion
centered on his commitment to the revitalization of
communities. He argues that we should see society as a
collection of communities with people at the centre and not
just an economy. He is a great believer in the
cooperative movement and has served as Director of the City of
Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. He believes
that the Credit Union is a powerful tool for helping
disadvantaged groups to find their own solutions to their
James Paul also wants to help young people
through sports. He has recently assisted in the
promotion of road tennis tournaments and is quite keen to
promote other sporting activities, namely football, cricket
James Paul is married and he and his wife,
Bridget, have two sons and one daughter.