Wendell Callender Obituary, Death – The life of Mr. Wendell Callender, who had been a Member of Parliament (MP) in the past, was cut short by his passing. Members of his family have stated that he passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital very early on Sunday morning, and this information has been verified. He was a member of the Barbados Labour Party at the time of his election to the House of Assembly in 1994 as the Member of Parliament for Christ Church East. This was his first election to the House of Assembly. On the other hand, in 1997 he changed his political affiliation and joined the Democratic Labour Party, which is a political opposition party.
Mr. Callender attended the University of the West Indies to earn his Bachelor of Arts General Degree, which he then went on to specialize in the fields of economics, history, politics, and sociology. In addition to that, he possessed tertiary qualifications in the fields of Education and Public Administration. During the course of his career, he served as the Executive Director of the Barbados Manufacturers Association, the Marketing Officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority, and the Supervisor (Administration) of the Central Bank of Barbados. In addition, he was a member of the Barbados Tourism Authority’s Board of Directors.
In addition to his work as the General-Secretary of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, he served as the former President of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teachers Association and the Guild of Graduates of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He was also a graduate of the University of the West Indies. He held the positions of Deputy Principal at Cooperative High School and Principal at Caribbean Training Institute during his career.
Mr. Callender was not only active in the music industry as a songwriter, performer, management trainer, and community practitioner; he was also a published author and a newspaper columnist. In addition to that, he was well-known for his writing His works have been published under a variety of different titles, including Prime Ministers of Barbados, Event Planning and Promotion, Tools for Life, Lyrical Rendezvous, Politics, and Heights and Valleys. (SNR)