Kothdiwala not fazed by critics over choice for Senate

Khaleel Kothdiwala is taking all criticism about him possibly being appointed as Barbados’ youngest senator in stride.

That was the way the “humbled” 18-year-old responded following an announcement by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday that there was a proposal to change the Constitution to facilitate his appointment as the youngest person to serve in the Senate.

Many people on social media congratulated Kothdiwala, but others said the proposed change was a power move by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration, that it was their way of rewarding supporters and that he was “too young”.

“I think we have to get past our young people being seen and not heard. I think this particular appointment, if it does indeed materialise, is not about me, it is for all young people. (TG)


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