Just wild promises

meetingblanketedDemocratic Labour Party candidate for St. Michael South Central, Richard Sealey has called on Barbadians to ignore the wild promises of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.

Sealy made this call last night while addressing a meeting at Tweedside Road, Carrington Village, St. Michael.

The Minister of Tourism dismissed Opposition suggestions that in spite of the economic recession Barbados could have done better.

Sealy argued that while Arthur was giving assurances that his government would grant concessions if elected to office, he (Arthur) did not identify areas where cuts would be made.

Noting that the February 21 general election was the 10th since Independence, Sealy argued that it was the most important in the lives of all Barbadians.

He stressed that the country could not afford the recklessness of Arthur at this time.

The incumbent parliamentary representative for St. Michael South Central encouraged the electors to vote for “your children’s future” in the upcoming general election.

Identifying improvements that have been made during his tenure, Sealy noted that in 2003 the constituency had two old school plants, while today there is the recently built George Lamming Primary School.

In the area of housing, Sealy told the large crowd that it was through his agitation that 21 units were built at Stuart’s Lodge in Carrington Village, 80 at Valerie and 16 at Forde’s Road, Clapham, St. Michael.

Sealy said that he has identified land near Eastmond Corner, Hindsbury Road, St. Michael on which he would like to provide more housing solutions for his constituents.

He suggested that the electorate of Barbados should give the DLP more time to complete its programmes.

Sealy pointed out that in five years the DLP had provided 700 housing solutions for people across Barbados and has 500 housing lots that are to be sold at $5 per square foot.

He further pointed out that he was able to have several roads in his constituency resurfaced or built.

In the area of tourism, Sealy said he hoped to restructure the industry so that more Barbadians could become stakeholders.

He also gave his constituents the assurance that with the establishment of a reconstituted Barbados Tourism Authority there would be an expansion of community tourism in such districts as Carrington Village.

Noting that the celebrated West Indian author, George Lamming, was born in the Carrington Village, he suggested that the area could develop community tourism around his literary achievements.

He disclosed that residents of Carrington Village now enjoy subsidised health care through the community spiritedness of medical doctor who was born in the district. (NC)

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