Although he did not emerge as the Unity Labour Party (ULP) candidate for the constituency of South Leeward in the 2015 general elections, Grenville Terron Williams still has a deep interest in serving the people of that constituency.
But, he has not yet aligned himself with any political party.
Having been born and raised in Lower Questelles and having family ties throughout the constituency are factors which have spurred Williams on, to once again express an interest in representing the people of South Leeward.
In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Thursday, Williams said that his interest is now stronger in serving the people he was born and raised amongst.
Williams said he wants to be part of the process to move St Vincent and the Grenadines forward.
He sees his interest as service to the people of South Leeward as an effort to propel them to achieve more in life.
As a prospective candidate, Williams believes that he must engage with the electorate and look for opportunities for wealth creation for the people of South Leeward.
Williams is also a former Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). He is now based in Barbados, as the Director of the Asset Recovery Unit of the Regional Security System (RSS).
If given a chance to become a candidate, Williams promises “to work with the people to empower the people.”
“I do believe that St Vincent and the Grenadines is on the cusp of a developmental phase, where we can elevate the lives of the people and elevate their standard of living.”
In offering himself as a candidate, Williams is certain that he wants “to be a part of making the lives of Vincentians better.”
“I have been blessed by God with opportunities to develop myself.”
“I believe when you are given such a blessing, that much is expected of you.”
“I want to be able to provide greater opportunities for the present and future generations,” he said.
Williams reflected that many persons often speak about what could be done, but not many persons put themselves forward for service at the national or community level.
The lawyer stated “anyone who is willing to represent the people of South Leeward, must engage on a consistent basis with the electorate.”
If given a chance to serve, Williams said one of his focus will be on wealth creation for the people of the South Leeward constituency.
He also has plans to create more meaningful employment opportunities.
Williams believes that empowering people helps to lift their dignity.
He also spoke about exploring new areas of opportunities by the use of technology, such as opportunities to develop applications and using technology to make our lives better.
“I think it is really about empowering our people, moving our people to the next stage and ensuring that we continuously work together to enhance the quality of life for all the people.”
Williams said his aim is “to become a candidate to engage with the people of South Leeward, so that we share a common dream, we share a common goal and we share common objectives.”
While offering himself to serve as a candidate, Williams believes the two existing political parties “need serious examination, to see what they are offering the Vincentians populace.”
Williams said he offering himself as a candidate is not about Grenville Williams or a specific political party.
He is now based in Barbados with his wife Shafia London and two sons.
The present representative for South Leeward is Nigel ‘Nature’ Stephenson of the New Democratic Party.