PRESS RELEASE BY THE NDP
The New Democratic Party (NDP) is aware of a malicious attempt by a few supporters of the ULP to bring our party into disrepute, by highlighting an unfortunate situation that has since been remedied.
On Sunday 3rd June, the NDP hosted a hugely successful Convention Rally at the primary school in Greiggs.
This community and this school hold significant historical significance for the NDP: In the early years of the NDP, Greiggs sheltered out founding father, Sir James Mitchell, when his life was threatened by political rivals, and the school, built by an NDP administration, remains a model institution of which we are justly proud.
Prior to the Convention the NDP power washed the school twice, not just for our event but also to give the school a much-needed face-lift. Similarly, our candidate for the area, Israel Bruce, recently power washed the Greiggs Clinic that was covered with mold. Those are the actions that reveal the true love and care the NDP feels for the Greiggs community and are the kind that one would expect of an area representative.
Unfortunately, at the end of the convention the portable lavatories were not removed from the premises as intended. It is being suggested, by some who should know better, that this lapse to which the early closing of the school on Tuesday was attributed, was intentional.
This is far from the truth. There is no political party in SVG that is more concerned about the welfare of our students and teachers than the NDP. We had an agreement with a contractor to have the portable lavatories removed; unfortunately, this did not happen, and for this the party takes full responsibility and apologizes unreservedly for the resultant inconvenience.
Nevertheless, as soon as this situation was brought to the attention of our leadership, the portable lavatories were removed forthwith.
However, let us not forget that all of last year we had several schools closing because of leaking toilets and roofs under the current incompetent Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration.
The NDP, meanwhile, continues to be the party with the best interest of our students and teachers at heart.