March 4, 2014
PM visits residents of North Leeward

In what may soon become an annual ritual, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves paid a visit to Chateaubelair resident Sweet-I Robertson on Saturday, to mark her 21st birthday.{{more}}

Robertson actually celebrated her birthday on February 15, and the Prime Minister apologized, explaining that he was not able to make it on that day as he was out of the state.

He said that he was also not able to visit the following week, due to a funeral of his cousin that he had to attend.

Equipped with buckets of KFC, Sweet-I’s favourite meal, the Prime Minister and a small entourage, which included ULP North Leeward hopeful Carlos James, spent just over one hour at the paralyzed young woman’s home, where they shared jokes and chatted about her future.

The trip to the North Leeward area did not end there.

Following the visit, the Prime Minister moved to Fitz-Hughes, where he visited the site where six houses would be built for persons relocated because of the December floods. A seventh house is to be built for a person affected by Hurricane Tomas, and an eighth house has been earmarked for Sweet-I.

The Prime Minister also took time to visit other residents of the North Leeward communities, where he heard compliments and complaints, and offered advice and made calls to have matters looked into.

Among the visits, the Prime Minister met for the first time his latest god- child Haley Lavia, who is only a few weeks old.