Roland Bhola was born on September 5th, 1967 to Rebecca Phillip and Raymond Bhola. He received his early education at the La. Poterie Pre-Primary School and the Tivoli R.C Primary School. He later attended the Mt. Rose Seventh Day Adventist Secondary Comprehensive School where he excelled in both athletic and academic disciplines.
In his teenage years, Roland was very involved in community development activities in St. Andrew North East. He belonged to such organizations as the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Catholic Youth Organization as well as serving as acolyte at the Tivoli R.C Church and member of the Parish Council. All of theses organizations planned and executed community-based activities such as tending to the elderly and distributing food baskets to the disadvantaged. Roland was also a key member of groups, such as the La.Poterie Sports Club and the Cultural and civic Groups of Youths, which organized and promoted sporting and cultural activities within the community.
In 1988, he received a Caricom Government Scholarship, which allowed him to journey to St. Ann’s Jamaica where he attended the Eltan Training Center and successfully complete a course in Agriculture Marketing and Management. He later Received a Canadian Government Scholarship in 1993, and he attended the Canadian Customs College at Regaue, Canada where he graduated at the top of his class after studying such disciplines as Tax and duties Collection, Trafficking, Customer Relations and Services, and Drug Trafficking and Eradication.
Upon leaving Secondary School, Mr. Bhola had been employed in various fields, ranging from working with the Grenadian United Craft Industry, which manufactures products like candles and batik, to vegetable farming and animal rearing and even working as a Sales Representative for the famous Rivers Rum. Later on. Amid his academic pursuits, he worked for the Inland Revenue Office, the Customs and excise Department, and the North South Trading Company.
He is currently self employed and manages his own business in addition to managing aspects of the operation of the Tivoli Co-Operative Credit Union, of which he has been a member for the last fourteen years. He is still heavily involved in the St. Andrew North East Community’s social, sporting and cultural enhancement and development as she is a member of the La. Poterie Cultural and Saraka Committee.
Mr. Roland Bhola is committed to developing all aspects of his community especially youth development. Roland applies his youthful vigor and fresh perspective in his approaches to community and national development. His years of admirable social, sporting and cultural work on top of his own ongoing personal development, more than qualifies this young man for the position as Representative for the Constituency of St. Andrew North East. Remember, on Election Day cast your vote for Roland Bhola and make the Constituency of St. Andrew North East proud.
In July of 2003, Mr. Bhola was appointed as a Senator. In his position as Senator he worked along with Minister Bowen who was then Minister in that Ministry of Communications, Works and Energy as the Junior Minister in that Ministry.
After his success in the 2003 Elections Minister Bhola was appointed as Minister of Sports, Community Development and Co-Operatives as well as a Minister in the Ministry of Finance with specific responsibility for Revenue Administration.
After the passage of Hurricane Ivan, in an effort to augment the Ministry of Agriculture Minister Bhola was transfer to that Ministry to give much needed assistance to Minister Bowen who was the Minister in charge of that Ministry.
As Grenada prepared to host Cricket World Cup 2007 and the readiness of the Country intensified Minister Bhola was again returned to the Ministry of Sports.
The Minister proves his worth; we had a very successful World Cup and still the Minister with responsibility for Sports, Community Development and Co-operatives.
He continues to remain humble, Co-Operative, accessable and committed not only to the people of his Constituency but to all Grenadine’s who need his service, his guiding principles and motto remains “Not Doing What Is Popular But What Is Correct”