Jerome Gideon, who this year led an initiative to remove the troublesome Sargassum seaweed from the Dennery coastline, has been chosen as the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party’s candidate for Dennery South in the next general elections.
Gideon was one of three new candidates revealed by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony at the party’s Annual Conference of Delegates in Vieux Fort on Sunday.
In making the announcement, the SLP leader said: “They thought we could not find new blood, but here we are on the cusp of a general election and we are able to present to you new, exciting young and different candidates.”
Gideon, also known as “Pharaoh”, is the chairman of the Dennery South Constituency Council.
In September this year, he spearheaded an exercise that included the disposal and recycling of the seaweed.
Gideon will vie to unseat the incumbent Dennery South Edmund Estephane of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
However, it is not yet confirmed if Estephane – former Minister in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce, Minister of Health and Minister for Labour, Information and Broadcasting – will run again.