The United Progressive Party (UPP) will host its fifth in a series of drive-in rallies this evening, March 10 – this one at the Radio Range Playing Field.
Billed as a three-for-one event, the public meeting will feature three candidates – Gladys Potter for St. John’s Rural South; Johnathan Joseph for St. Mary’s North; and Franz deFreitas for St. John’s City South. All three share borders that meet in the Radio Range area.
The Party has already outlined its plans to tackle the water problem, the national minimum wage, and the rising cost of food, among other challenges, and the Browne Administration has already taken some of the UPP’s solutions on board.
Other speakers, including the Political Leader, will further outline the Party’s plans to move the country forward and develop their respective constituencies.
Planned for tonight, as well, is the Women’s Forum presentation of a citation that names Joan Peters its “Woman of the Year.” The honour was announced on Tuesday, March 8, International Women’s Day.
The event kicks off with an all-female panel discussion that begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs for an hour. Gates open at 6 o’clock and the rally starts at 7:30 p.m.
A Party spokesperson says a special invitation is extended to members of the Diaspora who have travelled home to watch the Test cricket match. But, as usual, the meeting will be carried on Progressive 107.3 FM and streamed live on Facebook via MYUPP and other social-media platforms.