Forte seeking to oust Prescod

United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Michael East Paul Forte has called on residents of the area to use their vote in the next general election to send a message to representatives whom he said had done nothing for the constituency.

In his maiden public speech in Licorish Village on Sunday night, Forte contended that neither the sitting Member of Parliament, Trevor Prescod, nor the representative before him, Kenny Best, had done anything for residents in return for their votes in the last two general elections.

He identified the run-down Belmont Primary School and flooding in Skeete’s Road, the Ivy, as two areas that have not received the needed attention.

Forte said the school, attended by many children in the area, remained in a state of disrepair despite many assurances that it would be improved.

He complained that students were exposed to injury every day, due to the lack of a proper playing field, and children were using the same bathroom facilities that existed when he was a student there in the 1980s.

“That school has received promises after promises from governments to improve the physical plant, but today it is still in the same state,” Forte charged.

However, he sought to assure that he was different, pointing to his intervention which assisted an Ivy Housing Area resident in establishing a small business at her home, as an example.

“I am saying this to let you know that the UPP candidate for St Michael East has not come to you to make promises,” Forte said.

14 Responses to Forte seeking to oust Prescod

  1. Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
    Mhizzeyejoyful Reece June 28, 2017 at 8:39 am


    • Sade Euzebe
      Sade Euzebe June 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

      He mek me stupse too.

    • Akeim Greene
      Akeim Greene June 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Who is this person fresh off the political boat?
      He clear customs yet ?

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd June 28, 2017 at 9:08 am


  3. Che Anika Percell
    Che Anika Percell June 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

    You may just be the change we need

  4. joan Worrell June 28, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Dear Lynette
    If you go into the next election without the proper selection of candidates, you and your Party will be laughed at. The youngster might mean well but there is no way in this world that he can unseat Pressy. You should have switched from St. Philip to St. Michael East and the seat would have been yours. If you don’t plan to move from St. Philip riding, you could as well return to the BLP and help Mia win the Government.

  5. Che Anika Percell
    Che Anika Percell June 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Skeete Road after years of promises by Best and Prescod
    Picture taken this morning

  6. Ras June 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Lynette stronger Candidates Pleasee if you want to Press out Pressy, If Kenny Best press he, anybody that stronger can.

  7. Akeim Greene
    Akeim Greene June 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Has everyone forgotten the up hill battle the BLP has had with the current administration… Let’s not perpetuate ignorance. If you want to make an impact with this maiden voyage of a so called speech bring logic .

  8. Carson C Cadogan June 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    That ought to be easy as Prescod does nothing for the constituency.

  9. Ras June 28, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    All Prescod does do is talk about putting thee squatters in the Belle water Zone up in Coverley
    Give out some one day old chickens and draw up under Mia like he is she body guard.

  10. joan Worrell June 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    The only way either of the two youngsters who have declared themselves as candidates for that constituency, can win that seat is if Pressy’s health deteriorates. He knows the constituency well. Pressy might be a victim of Opposition politics but when his Party was in power, he looked after the constituents very well. I am neither a BBBB nor a DDDD but I know the man and I know the constituency. I was hoping that Lynette Eastmond would have used better judgement and run for the constituency. Most definitely, she can beat him at the polls . All she had to do , was to tell the constituents how she can reverse the economic situation in which we have found ourselves. Why beat around the bush about marijuana? Come clean and tell Barbadians that it will be available by prescription only to those who have ailments which doctors think it will cure. Yes, come with something different from the same old same old BLP/DLP promises and disappointments. Why is she hanging on to St. Philip? Estwick is a household name in St. Philip. Whoever runs against him will be beaten. However all is not lost. There are other constituencies where she can court and win. Just forget St. Philip.


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