ULP billboards at Frenches Gate burnt again
Unity Labour Party (ULP) billboards at Frenches burnt.
April 10, 2024

ULP billboards at Frenches Gate burnt again

Just days after the Unity Labour Party (ULP) hosted a mega rally, two billboards erected at Frenches gate in Kingstown were burnt by unknown persons.

The rally, which marked the party’s 23rd anniversary in office, was held on the tarmac decommissioned airport in Arnos Vale and featured local artistes as well as from Jamaica.

The vandalism of the billboards came to light on Tuesday, April 9 with both structures showing burn damage. This instance would mark the third time that the billboards, one displaying a photo of Dr Ralph Gonsalves with the title “World Boss” “Five Star General” and another with Dr Gonsalves, Camillo Gonsalves and Saboto Caesar, were vandalized.

On the previous occasions the billboards were replaced and back in May 2022, Minister of Physical Planning Montgomery Daniel informed Members of Parliament that the party had applied for the billboards to be kept at the Kingstown location permanently.

New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for East Kingstown, Dwight Fitz Bramble, at the time, highlighted concerns with the election paraphernalia still being up almost two years since the November 2020 General Elections had concluded.

Up to the publication of this article, the burnt billboards had not been removed or replaced.