The announcement that the United Progressive Party’s “Small Business Pull-up” will be making its way to St. John’s City West has the incumbent running scared, says Alister Thomas, the Party’s Candidate.
For the first time in quite some time, Thomas reports, the parliamentary representative – Prime Minister Gaston Browne – found himself in the community. On Thursday, October 13, Browne showed up and was reaching out to the young men, many of whom are unemployed, Thomas says.
Thomas is assuring constituents in The Point and Villa communities that this initiative will offer significant economic relief.
Describing the Pull-up as creative and innovative, the UPP Candidate says the Party’s regional counterparts – in Trinidad and elsewhere – are commenting on it and offering their compliments.
He says the small-business caravan is timely, since most Caribbean economies and people are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With confirmation from the Social Security Scheme that over 1,100 businesses went under during the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomas condemns the Browne Administration for not coming up with some initiative to help struggling enterprises.
Further, the Candidate notes that a White Paper presented by the UPP to the Government – with plans to ease the burden on the poor and unemployed during the pandemic – was ignored.
Thomas is inviting all residents to turn out on Saturday, October 15, and support the Small Business Pull-up, since it could stir economic growth not only in the constituency – but in the country.