ULP celebrates eight years in office
April 3, 2009
ULP celebrates eight years in office

Last Saturday, the Cumberland area received a red invasion when the United Labour Party (ULP) came out in force to celebrate its eighth anniversary in government in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).{{more}}

In his address, parliamentary representative for North Leeward Dr. Jerrol Thompson said that the ULP should be given a third term in office. He also threw a few digs at his opponent Patel Matthews of the New Democratic Party. Thompson said that the ULP government has already completed the designs for a brand new police station for Spring Village and a feasibility study for a cruise ship terminal for Chateaubelair is being conducted.

Outlining some of the accomplishments of this administration, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves told his supporters that they must not let him leave behind an unfinished task. Dr. Gonsalves said that the international airport and the cross country road will be finished during his government’s third term. He also said that after the ET Joshua airport is closed, the 65 acres of land that will be available there will be converted to a modern city connected to Kingstown by a four-lane tunnel.

Dr. Gonsalves said that he is going to take a proposal to Cabinet to purchase 15 acres of land at Glebe Hill, Barrouallie, on which people are already living, and sell them to the occupants at ten cents a square foot.

In relation to the General Elections, Dr. Gonsalves said that if the referendum is passed in November of this year, with the new constitution, elections will be held between mid-September and mid-December 2010.

Appearances by the Miss ULP Youth 2008 and the ten contestants who will be vying for this year’s title were made. The Rose Bank Folk Band played, and Gonsalves joined in and sang: ‘We will never let Comrade fall’. After the speeches, performances were done by Fireman Hooper, among others.