Constituents of St. John’s Rural East:
Best wishes to each of you as we give thanks to God for a wonderful 2017 and ask for His guidance and blessings as we go through 2018.
By way of this communication, I wish to formally introduce myself and document my desire to serve you the people of the St. John’s Rural East Constituency and by extension the people of Antigua and Barbuda, by being your representative in the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda for the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party.
Ever since graduating from the Christ the King High School and then from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I have lived a life of service through my charityShare Foundation, which has assisted scores of women, youth and the elderly to establish small businesses, pursue studies, and receive much needed healthcare. Even now that I am a few months away from completing my Bachelor of Laws degree, I continue to serve over 15, 000 of my fellow students as President of the Students Guild of Arden University.
While I can speak of the rich history of service to the nation of Antigua and Barbuda by my Grandfather, the Father of the Nation, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Sr., and National Hero Sir Lester Bryant Bird, it is not my intention to make their contributions and accomplishments the foundation to my serving the people of St. John’s Rural East. I believe that my youth, my dedication to service and my desire to develop the constituency and its people is a genuine passion that I possess. I however wish to proclaim that the blood of the founders of the finest institution of service to the people of this country, the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, runs through my veins.
It is also equally true that while I am the spouse of Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne, in no way do I intend to leverage on this honour to seek the support of the people of St. John’s Rural East. I stand ready for the fight and am determined to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people of the constituency and Antigua and Barbuda.
I am totally committed to the ideals and vision of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party and wholeheartedly submit myself to serving you the people of St. John’s Rural East.
I respectfully offer myself to become your representative – the representative of the constituency of St. John’s Rural East on an Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party platform.
I graciously ask for your support and look forward to serving you the constituents of St. John’s Rural East.
Maria Vanessa Browne