John David Edward Boyce
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
John David Edward Boyce is a Barbadian politican and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
He received his secondary education at Harrison College and completed tertiary studies at the University of the West Indies' St. Augustine Campus, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering. He later pursued post graduate studies and earned a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Brewery Science from the University of Birmingham in England and a Diploma in Management from the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP).
Boyce worked in the private sector as a Plant Manager at Banks (Barbados) Breweries from 1979 to 1992, and was a Director of that company from 1990 to1992. Considered a leader in energy conservation, he later established his own companies: Econnergy Caribbean Ltd (in March 1994), and the Rachel Pringle Brewery Ltd., which produced and marketed the lager beer, "Tiltman".
Boyce has also served on a number of statutory boards: the Public Utilities Board; the Christ Church Foundation School and Barbados External Communications Ltd. He was also President of the Association of Professional Engineers, and a Director of the Arawak Cement Company. He also worked on the Ministry of Labour's Task Force on Unemployment in 1986.
Boyce was appointed DLP Senator in 1997 to replace Clyde Mascoll who had successfully contested the St. Michael North West seat in the December 1996 by election.
Boyce had unsuccessfully contested the 1994 general election for the constituency of Christ Church South for the DLP. In the 1999 general election Boyce was again defeated by St. John. In the 2003 general election, Boyce was defeated by Dr. Jerome Walcott a political newcomer, who replaced St. John.
Boyce was appointed Minister of Transport, Works and International Transport on 24 November 2008; and on 23 October 2010 to the portfolio of Transport and Works.
Boyce was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
He is married to Carolyn Boyce and he is the father of one son, Kevin.