D. Gisele Isaac, Chair of the United Progressive Party (UPP), says she is appalled and shocked at the condition of the St. John’s City East constituency under MP Melford Nicholas and the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) Administration.
Isaac – along with scores of Party members – was campaigning in the Upper Fort Road area on September 11, when Political Leader Harold Lovell, the Candidate for the area, hosted the UPP’s “Mobilization Sunday” initiative.
She reports that the constituency is in a deplorable condition, given the overgrown waterways and the unfinished state of the roadworks, which must give rise to a mosquito infestation.
Isaac says she is thanking God that no substantial amount of rain has fallen in City East, since the blocked water courses have created a recipe for disaster.
She adds that the incumbent Labour Party Candidate, Melford Nicholas, should be ashamed to ask constituents to re-elect him.
On the other hand, Isaac says she was delighted by the show of support for Lovell – affectionately referred to as the “Captain” – and she describes Sunday’s walk-through event as glorious and beautiful.
Meanwhile, the UPP Chairman is expressing concern about an apparent water leak in the vicinity of the National Housing site at Paynters, while the condition of the Piggotts Main Road, she says, is also deplorable.
While driving through Clare Hall on the back road that leads into Upper Gambles, Isaac says she went through multiple water-filled potholes on the turn to the constituency office of MP Maria Browne.
She asks whether the parliamentary representative has been to her branch office recently, since she would have had to traverse that road to get there.