The Unity Labour Party’s (ULP) candidate for the Central Leeward constituency has laid all rumors and speculations to rest concerning his credentials.
Dr. Orando Brewster joined the WakeUpCall with Tha Fugitive and Christal on Tuesday (Aug. 25) and presented his certificate.
According to the certificate presented, Brewster received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from All Saints University: The Faculty of College of Medicine.
A document, bearing the letter head of All Saints University, from the registrar, dated August 10, 2020, read:
Dear Dr. Brewster,
Congratulations on obtaining your MD Degree! On behalf of the management of All Saints University College of Medicine, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, I wish you the best in your medical career!
Comments were made by listeners that questioned the authenticity of his degree.
“I have to clarify this once and for all. I’m gonna deal with this issue one time. I’ve been studying medicine for five plus years, close to seven years. I started my studies in the US in 2008, in the heart of a recession. It was a rough stint in the US and I decided to transfer and come back here to St. Vincent to finish my degree,” Brewster stated while presented his certificate to the co-hosts.
Delving into his candidacy, Dr. Brewster shared that he has been actively involved in politics since he was a teenager, noting that he has always been a man of service.
“Most people know me as a community man. A humble young man that grew up in one of the poorer class neighbourhoods. At one point I took stock of my life and said listen, I gotta be responsible, I gotta make a difference.”
The husband and father of two was asked why he decided to run for the ULP, as opposed to the Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP).
“When I compare the two parties, I can see in one party a party that is thinking of the future, while the other side is stuck in the past. Now as a young man, I have to think futuristic, not only for myself, but for my children and the younger folks coming up under me. So the choice was crystal clear… vision, youth, there’s only one party,” Brewster responded.
Brewster who declared himself a man of God, was questioned about how his Christianity may affect his efficiency as a politician.
His response: “If it comes from a genuine place, a place of the heart. There’s a notion that Christians shouldn’t get into politics and I debunk that.”
Brewster was further asked,” If you are elected to be the representative for Central Leeward in the upcoming general elections for 2020, what are you going to do with your medical degree?”
“Good question. If its one thing I’m good at, it’s multitasking,” Dr. Brewster.