About the National United Front
HON. Mrs. Glynis Roberts MP - Mrs. Roberts was first elected to parliament in 2003. Roberts, one of only two elected female members of Grenada's parliament, formerly served as Grenada's Minister of Environment and Trade which included responsibility for export development and foreign trade. She was also previously Minister of Labour and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. She had an original stint as Minister of Social Development and Labour in 2008 before being transferred to the tourism portfolio. Roberts was born in the rural parish of St David and is a product of the renowned St. Joseph's Convent of St. George's. She is widowed and has four children. Roberts worked for the European Commission in Grenada for twenty years prior to seeking elective office. During the election of 2008, she received 55% of the votes cast in defeating her opponent for a second time. Her popular vote total was the second highest in the last election. Roberts has long been active in a variety of civil society and community organisations, particularly around social and health policy issues. She was a member of the Willie Redhead Foundation which was active in advocating environmental awareness in Grenada. She is also a cricket enthusiast and a netball player and served as manager of the national netball team. She remains an active member of her Blessed Sacrament RC parish.
Mr. Ferron Lowe - Ferron is a partner at Ciboney Chambers Law Firm, an organic vegetable and cocoa farmer, certified yoga instructor and deputy music director at his local Methodist Church. He received a Bachelors in Law & Politics from Carleton University, in Ottawa and completed his LLB at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cavehill. He earned his Legal Education Certificate at the Normal Manley Law School in Jamaica. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Institute for International Relations UWI, St.Augustine. Ferron earned is 200hr yoga teaching certification from The Kripalu Yoga Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors for several Grenadian and regionally-based companies and non-profit organizations namely: The Grenada Goat Dairy Project Inc., WINFRESH (the Agri-business co-owned by the Windward Island governments), ART (the Agency for Rural Transformation) and GAFY (Grenada Agriculture Forum for Youth). He also served as the policy advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and is a member of the Advisory Board for the GSPCA (Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Ferron is married to Kecia M. Brooks-Smith-Lowe and they reside with their family in Calivigny, St. George, the village where he was born and bred.
Mr. Trevor Joseph - Trevor Joseph was born on the 7th of May 1968; He is originally from White Hall in St. George's and now resides in the south of the island. He is a people's person. He tries as much as possible to help who he can whenever and wherever he can. He is a sports enthusiast. Presently; he chairs the St. George's Sports Council. He is a senior football referee, volleyball player and a senior track and field official. He is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is a very social person. He is always engaging and excited to meet new people. He enjoys the novelty of traveling to new places, the exhilaration of hiking, and camping all in the name of having a good time in a clean enjoyable way. He is the father of two. He is a very open minded person. He expresses immense love for his country and he is very passionate and patriot. It is because of this great love for country that he is embarking on this momentous journey with the NUF. "I am confident we have what it takes to rescue and build this great nation."
Mr. Siddiqui Sylvester - A hands on person, Siddiqui has taught Agricultural Science, and been involved in Farming, fishing and Tourism besides playing an active role in community organizations and politics in Grenada. He has served as President of the Travel Agents Association of Grenada, President of the Caribbean Association of Travel Agents, President of the Grenada Chapter of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and as a Director on the Board of the Caribbean Tourism Association. In addition, for several years he was a member of a Joint Panel of Airline Representatives, Travel professionals and IATA administrators that examined and made recommendations to the IATA governing body. He has worked in an advisory role in the Ministry of Community Development and a Manager of Micro Projects in The Ministry of Finance and has managed Spiceland Tours / Astral Travel since 1994. He was a member of TUMDA Theatre of Unique Music and Dramatic Arts under the leadership of Michael DeGale. Siddiqui who has been involved in Grenadian politics since the early 70’s, and is committed to the development of people in all spheres, brings to NUF his experiences at the decision making level of several organizations, and his willingness to serve where needed.
Mr. Valdon Paul - He was born in the village of Mt. Rich St. Patrick's. He has been active in many organizations throughout his life; Student Councils, Village Groups, Church Clubs and others. He has been actively involved in politics since the 1980s as leader of a Pioneer Group. He was the Chairman of the community National Youth Organisation (NYO) group. He was also the coordinator for Culture on the North Eastern Zonal Council until the end of the Revolution. In the first New National Party (NNP) he was an Executive Member of the constituency branch for St. Patrick's west after Kenny Lalsingh resigned, he became the Chairman of the political committee to take care of political work in the constituency. When that NNP ended, he became the lead campaigner for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and was instumental in winning the seat in that election. He left Grenada and on return he once again became an executive member of the St. Patrick's branch of the NDC. Subsequently, he became an Assistant General Secretary for two c onsecutive years with the NDC responsible for St. John's, St. Mark's, St. Patrick's and Carriacou until he could no longer support the kind of politics within this NDC at this time. Some of his other involvements are; Coordinator for Disaster Management for (NaDMA) in the St. Patrick's West District. The leader of the Community Volunteer Network for St. Patrick's on domestic violence. The PRO of the National Volunteer Network on Domestic Violence. The Programme Coordinator for the St. Patrick's Environmental and Community Tourism Organization (SPECTO). A regular contributor to the Sustainable Development Council (SDC) also a regular participant with the Non-State Actors Panel (NSAP) and many more.
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