While Gov’t makes plans to host SIDS conference, MP Simon reminds PM Browne of unfinished work in St. Mary’s South

As the Gaston Browne Administration looks to put systems in place
to host the 4 th Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
in May 2024, MP Kelvin “Shugy” Simon is calling for the prime
minister to fulfill the promises he made to St. Mary’s South prior to
the by-election.

In an effort to win at the polls, PM Browne and his candidate had
made a slew of promises to the constituents, including much-needed
infrastructure work, some of which was started.

However, since their loss, the projects – including the erection of a
spectator stand on the Bolans Playing Field – appears to have

At present, the Administration says it is preparing for the largest
international conference to be hosted in Antigua and Barbuda, with
more than 4,000 persons expected to attend the almost-four-day
Officials have said they are ready to take on the major logistical
challenges – including infrastructure and traffic – associated with
hosting the conference.
However, MP Simon – who was re-elected to the Lower House on
October 24 – is asking about the incomplete infrastructural work in
his constituency and calling on the prime minister to complete all
the election projects immediately.
The constituents of St. Mary’s South are taxpayers, too, he reminds
Browne, and they deserve better than what is being meted out to