East St George will be the best place to live, says representative
CAMILLO GONSALVES, parliamentary representative for East Saint George says the Unity Labour Party (ULP) has done great things in the constituency, with even greater things in store for the next term.
Speaking during a virtual meeting, Gonsalves stressed that it is an honour and privilege to represent the area.
Listing several developments in the area, Gonsalves said the ULP built a top-class temporary school and is building a completely refurbished and expanded Calliaqua Anglican School. He said they opened a top class, modern Calliaqua town hall, constructed multiple ‘Lives to Live’ homes in Enhams, Glen, Brighton and Junction and stopped sand mining in Brighton and cleaned up Canash beach.
“We built a new Brighton tourism facility. We upgraded Glen and Calliaqua hard courts and built a new hard court at Choppins. We upgraded the lights at the Calliaqua Playing Field, expanded the bleachers, added a washroom, and replaced the perimeter fencing.
“We constructed footbridges in Brighton, Diamond and Calliaqua. We built new roads in Revierre, Diamond, Brighton Salt Pond, and continue to repair roads throughout the constituency,” Gonsalves highlighted.
He added that the government also completed PAVE footpaths and steps in Glen, Brighton, Southwood, Choppins and Fairbaine, with more to come and partnered with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) to rehabilitate the Brighton Football Field while equipping a team of young pannists, the Epic Sounds Steel Orchestra.
Gonsalves said that under the ULP, the Private Sector in his constituency is more vibrant than ever before as in the last five years, they welcomed OSV, SVG Foods and new restaurants in the constituency.
“Hundreds of rooms of new apartments were built, many to service the growing medical schools. New restaurants, grocery stores and auto parts stores were opened,” Gonsalves said while mentioning Royal Mill Hotel and Myah’s Luxury Suites.
“Rainforest Seafoods will spend almost $200 million and hire almost 500 workers from the area,” the finance minister said while noting that in the next term, the government will rebuild the Lewis Punnett Home, construct a temporary parliament building and students’ hostel, build a Golden Years Activity Centre and develop enhanced coastal and river protection among many other important projects.
He said also that he has a plan to create more affordable housing options for the young and fast-growing constituency.
“I have printed a 44page booklet called ‘East Saint George: Building Together with Labour’ that I will be distributing to constituents in the coming weeks. It will show, in brief, what we have done, and what we plan to do to make East Saint George the best place to live, work and raise a family in SVG,” Gonsalves said.
He said voters have a choice in the election and that choice is between progress and backwardness.
“We have a duty to protect our patrimony, and the essence of what it means to be a citizen of St Vincent and the Grenadines. We have an obligation to tell the NDP loudly and unequivocally that our passports will never, ever, be for sale.
“Let us renew the mandate for progress. Let us reward the Comrade for his yeoman service to this nation. Let us accelerate the transformation of this great nation. Let us lift SVG higher,” Gonsalves said while encouraging persons to vote for the ULP.