Hudson D. Griffith
Former Election Candidate, Barbados
Hudson D. Griffith is a Barbadian businessman, politician, and former election candidate.
Early life and education
Hudson D. Griffith was born on 8 August 1965 to the Rev. Granville Griifth and the Rev. Audrey Griffith in St. Vincent where they were serving as missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene. Hudson was educated at the then Water Street Boys' School (now Milton Lynch Primary) and then at a private school before forming his life-long attachment to the Lodge School. His post-secondary education involved management studies at BIMAP (Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity); technical studies at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, the Institute of Construction with which he is presently pursuing City & Guilds qualifications, and the Technician Diploma for the International Construction Industry.
A business owner since he was 24 years old, Griffith sought well rounded personal development through completion of a Dale Carnegie training programme, membership of the Bridgetown Toastmasters Club and being an avid reader.
Griffith, a first timer to elective politics, will be contesting the St. John seat for the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the 2018 general election. He previously unsuccessfully contested the seat on a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ticket in the 2011 by-election, and 2013 general election.
Griffith is also very passionate about the sport of volley ball leading him to represent Barbados on its national team and becoming a member, coach and president of the Friendly Hall Volley Ball Sports Club, also serving of the Gymnastics Association of Barbados.
He is married to Maria and is the father of two daughters and a son.