The electorate of the sister isles has been reminded that the National Democratic Congress’ Caretaker for this constituency, Tevin Andrew, is the best and only choice to select when polling day arrives.
The message was once again reiterated by a strong team from the hierarchy of the party last Friday as the political organization brought the heart of its operations from the rural community of Prospect Hall/Carcoa, on Church Street in Hillsborough.
In the presence of excited and elections ready supporters, Mr Andrew and Party Leader, Nazim Burke simultaneously clipped the ribbon to swing open the doors to the facility, which is on the second floor of the building, which houses, Ariza Credit Union and Beacon and Grenadian General Insurance companies. Also witnessing the occasion were, newly installed caretaker for the Town of St George, Claudette Joseph, General Secretary of the Party, Glen Noel and Chairman, Vincent Roberts.
The weekend’s visit also saw the team engaging party supporters in closed door training sessions, which involved members of the executive team and those engaged in canvassing the constituency.
Mr Burke told the meeting that while some may want to question the qualification of Mr Andrew, at 23 years old he was able to force his senior, Elvin Nimrod, into what he said was premature political retirement. The Party Leader added that when Mr Nimrod first became a Member of Parliament, Mr Andrew was only five years old.
This he says speaks to the talent, stature and hardworking nature of Andrew. He told those within range of his voice that the constituency deserves someone who cares and has the people’s interest at heart and would work tirelessly to ensure that the constituency receives its fair share of the national pie.
Saying that the country must not see young people as a problem to be solved but rather a resource to the country, Mr Burke explained that this is why the party is happy to embrace the youthful population of the nation.
“We could have found someone older but we want young people to be sitting at the table with us.
I am happy that we have found 23-year-old Tevin Andrew, a young man with a level of enthusiasm, energy, determination and will; patriotism and love for the sister isles and country as a whole that we can hardly find anywhere”, Said Mr Burke to the applause of supporters.
Mr Burke who is also an economist by training spoke on what he says has been the decline of Carriacou in recent years. He pointed to the days when the island was a chief exporter of ruminants, lime oil and limes, cotton, ground nuts among others.
“We have gone back but with the NDC Government the sister isles and country would move forward once again”, said the NDC Party Leader.
Mr Andrew said that the decision to relocate the operations of the office was to give the electorate a more convenient opportunity to communicate with them. He said that the office is one for the people and everyone is welcome to enter to share ideas or make suggestions; sharing in the love and warmth for which he says the party is best known.
The NDC caretaker also used the opportunity to call on supporters to remain focused on the task ahead as “we collectively seek to deliver victory to team Tevin Andrew and the NDC”.
He told the supporters that they are now at the stage of winning the constituency of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
“We have tilled the soil and we worked the polling divisions spreading the gospel of the NDC.
“We watered the plants and soon we would be harvesting the fruits we have worked hard for”, Said Andrew.
The Caretaker said that they are working towards taking the constituency from a stage of tribalism and division to one of unity, productivity and prosperity.
Bringing greetings from the constituency of the Town of St George, Ms Joseph said that she has always admired the positive attitude of Mr Andrew and assured those present that he would be an excellent representative and the best Member of Parliament for the sister isles.
Mr Noel also was in high praise to Mr Andrew and his team for taking the initiative to advance his operation at a location, which is more accessible to the people.
Fr Evaristus of the central, eastern and south Roman Catholic Churches did the blessing of the facility.