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Politics in Marriaqua – ‘An intimate look’


Fri Feb 06, 2015

Editor: The intent here is not to take away from the soon to be, blissful retirement of our constituency representative, Honourable Girlyn Miguel. She is a good woman, whose service Marriaqua is obliged to praise.{{more}}

Over the almost 17 years at the helm, she has proved to be Marriaqua’s woman of reason. There are those who hold the idea that she is too silent on important issues. The constituency wants her to know that communication is one of the substantial principles of active public life. Her confessed habit to remain silent on the matters in which her voice should be counted is taking away from the vote of confidence, as might have sustained Marriaqua in these interesting political times.

Girlyn Miguel needs to speak to the constituency to defend her record. For an individual who assumes extreme caution, there is no reason for her to be taken by any special anxiety of being afraid to speak out.

Her silence on the desire to invite succession in Marriaqua is loud. It seems, inadvertently, to betray the honest, intensity of her decision to pass the “political baton” to a generation with fresher legs.

In the opinion of her constituency, her efforts on the important subject of continuance of the ULP legacy have been unfortunate, if not embarrassing. Her voice seems to have long been lost to the constituency. Her people demand the respect of being informed.

Those who would say that she has done little during her long tenure, do so with happy expectations that the attack can appear to be correct, because she is not known to blow her trumpet. Silence is not always golden.

If politicians in Marriaqua were to be hanged for lack of performance, then Ken Browne’s tenure would send him to the gallows; Marriaqua must especially regret the failure of his performance.

Ken Browne’s reappearance at the head of Kirk DaSilva’s campaign cannot be good political creed; it only serves to complicate and cause violent rivalry. At best, it is a grisly attempt at political humour. Anyone familiar with the campaign in Marriaqua would realize that Kirk DaSilva has already “miscarried.” There is an ever growing apathy towards what private causes may render those concerns necessary.

In Richland Park, there are “no angels in the storm” between him and that important battle-ground sector. The private causes of discontent between him and the people of Richland Park are yet to be discovered. ENOUGH SAID.

Whatever the issue — it has gone beyond simmering; it is sizzling. Political representation insists that those with the passion remain always above doubt. Done otherwise, it can become a Jack Spaniard’s nest.

Godson Cain is above censure. He brings affection, but falls short in the area of gaining political acceptance. Bluntly put, Godson is not supremely fit for current political life. Like “Sister G,” he is not anymore the young and vigorous giant.

Countless numbers in Marriaqua political circles have agreed that St Clair “Jimmy” Prince is the most important attending ULP nominee. It is monstrously assumed that his political popularity, at the entry stage, is rivalling Girlyn Miguel’s.

It speaks to something significant in his humble political life. He is largely known for his community interaction in sports and culture over the years.

He is securely surrounded with local ties of blood and friendship. “Marriaqua holds these truths to be self-evident.”

Jimmy Prince has exerted a powerful influence in decision making in the politics of the Valley, the result of which is now coming to the fore in his favour.

A sense of the magnitude of his acceptance is enough for him to win the nomination. It expresses reality.

Our declaration is that he continues to express his best when he is elected at the next general elections.