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Godwin Friday

Opposition Leader Dr. Godwin Friday. (iWN file photo)

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Leader of the Opposition and President of the New Democratic Party, Godwin Friday, will meet with residents of North Leeward tomorrow, Thursday, to hear their concerns, and ideas for development.

He is hosting a consultation from 7 p.m. at the Fitz Hughes Government School.

Also in attendance will be Parliamentary Representative for the constituency, Roland “Patel” Matthews, and Senator Kay Bacchus-Baptiste.

The NDP said that Friday had made a commitment to listen to Vincentians, discuss their concerns and garner their views on how to make SVG work for all, working on the premise that “who feels it knows it”.

The party said Friday has been engaged in various initiatives to meet and interact with Vincentian citizens across the country and the diaspora.

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This saw the start of a series of community visits in 2017.

“Politicians do not hold all the answers, and the evidence of that is brought out in the IMF report where it stated that SVG is worst off today than it was in 2001,” the Friday said.

“People,” he said, “must have a say in the decisions that directly affect their lives, they cannot just be spectators on an out of control train.”

This North Leeward consultation follows on other activities such as a Youth Forum in Kingstown, a Farmers Consultation in South Central Windward, and a consultation with Vincentian students at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica.

In addition, Friday has been visiting communities around St. Vincent and the Grenadines and speaking with Vincentians of all persuasions in his weekly “walkabouts”, the NDP said.

He has also met with Vincentians in the diaspora, including Canada and New York.

The party is inviting the public to attend tomorrow’s event.

4 replies on “NDP leader to hold consultation in North Leeward”

  1. Charles, we should not have built it in the first place, let our neighbours continue to enjoy the goodies while we wait for 2030, by then the public would have had their say.

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