Ahead of another United Progressive Party (UPP) rally in Bolans last
night, September 28, the St. Mary’s South (SMS) candidate, Kelvin
“Shugy” Simon, made a plea for the Gaston Browne Administration
to provide the constituency with water.
For several weeks now, residents report that they have been going
without piped water for up to six consecutive days – even as the
Antigua Labour Party (ALP) and its candidate are making a bid for
their vote in the upcoming by-election.
“But how are the people expected to vote for a government which
has neglected them for the past nine years; and, now, even with an
election pending, [it] cannot give water on a daily basis?” a source
Simon is not only the current contender and former MP for the area,
but he resides in West Palm Beach, Bolans, and is therefore
impacted by the same issues that affect the residents there.
To illustrate the gravity of the situation, he posted a video of his
kitchen, where the floor is taken up with empty five-gallon bottles,
which he has to refill every time the water comes on.
Accordingly, the candidate is admonishing Browne to focus on the
needs of the people, instead of minding his – Simon’s – business and
posting nonsense about him on social media.
The people of the constituency deserve better after nine consecutive
years of neglect, dilapidated infrastructure, and poor health
services, Simon says.