Londel Benjamin, the ABLP Candidate St. John’s Rural West Constituency, is the grandson of a political legacy. His grandfather, the late Leonard Benjamin, was Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands Colony.
The young Mr. Benjamin has carved his own path in the financial and banking sector and as a strong advocate of labor relations. He is a member of the Antigua Barbuda Institute of Chartered Accounts, a branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States. He has worked as an accountant since 1965, climbing the ranks of some of Antigua’s most prestigious corporations. In 1994, he opened his own firm, Accounting and Financial Services.
Aside from his professional success, Mr. Benjamin is also a highly regarded leader in his community. He has offered pro bono services to a number of community organizations. He serves as Treasurer for a wide variety of groups, including The Caribbean Council for the Blind, the Antigua-Barbuda Football Association, the St. John Cooperative Credit Union Limited, and the Kentish Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Benjamin also served as Director on the Petro Caribe (PDV) Board and performed specialized professional engagements at the Medical Benefits Scheme and Antigua and Barbuda Investment Bank (ABIB).
If elected, Mr.Benjamin has pledge to increase employment opportunities, address the dire need for advance, excellent quality and equitable healthcare, combat the growing crime problem and much, much more. He is also cognizant that the educational standard of Antigua and Barbuda must be upgraded as a means of providing better opportunities for our youth if they are to successfully contend in this era of global competitiveness.
Mr.Benjamin is husband to Norma and the father of two children Carl and Carla.