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(SNO) — Calls are now out on social media for local sports journalist Kenson ‘Bay Bay’ Casimir to contest the Gros Islet seat in the next general elections.
This is not the first time there has been a public call for Casimir, owner of a local sports news website, to join the political arena.
Former government minister Richard Frederick, on an edition of his popular talk show ‘Can I Help You’, mentioned Casimir as one of a number of people he believes would represent Saint Lucia well in the political arena based on their character and/or qualifications.
With the hashtag #BayBay4GrosIslet, fellow journalist Miguel Fevrier also disclosed the most recent call for Casimir to run for political office.
Feverier, writing on his Facebook profile Monday evening, said: “Requests are pouring in for local Sports Journalist Kenson Bay Bay Casimir to contest the Gros Islet seat.
“Casimir did not want to comment on the matter, but the following has been making rounds on instant messaging platforms:
“Enough is enough!
With the uninspiring presentations during the budget debate from the Member for Gros-Islet and the high level of entropy displayed by Spider after being given a second chance, the people of Gros Islet have had enough! Will we continue to support a man that has stayed silent on Pajoah, while seating next to the character that is Ubaldus for the last 2 and a half years and not utter a word of disapprobation?
Will we continue to support a man that has never apologized for saying that NICE workers were Labour supporters while ensuring that these individuals, some from his very own constituency of Gros islet, were never given contracts again?
Will you continue to support someone who is comfortable in believing that building a few roads is all he needs to do for the people while he drives his brand new Lexus and unemployment continues to skyrocket in Gros Islet?
If you answered NO to all of these then you share my sentiments that NOW is the time for a fresh face and new leadership in the most highly populated constituency in Saint Lucia!
NOW is the time to support and encourage a young man to answer the call for better representation for all! I feel this urgent and genuine need to call out a young man who loves his community with all his heart to take up the call to a higher level of service.
A man who is not there for Flambeau or for Labour but a genuine Jean Gros Islet who is the epitome of strength in adversity and with the story that is Kenson Casimir, Gros Islet WILL rise again because we will have representation from someone who has seen and felt it all.”
The responses to Fevrier’s social media post has so far received positive feedback, with many saying Casimir’s political representation for Gros Islet is long overdue.
Here are some of the responses:
JuLie Versatile Gonzague: “A longgggggg time coming! I entertained the idea in 2005/2006 fwd 13 years later I fully endorse this in 2019!! Let’s go BayBay❤️”
Julian Charles: “I endorse this 1000%”
Cassie Emmanuel: “It was about damn time. Bay bay hurry nahhh!!!”
Tracy Francis-Smith: “Endorsed! Kenson Bay Bay Casimir you have my full support!”
Rose Harris: “This is great news but am afraid power will influence him wrongly.”
JuLie Versatile Gonzague: “Rose Harris least of my fears. Too humble!”
Lisa C. Joahil: “Wow! I felt this Miguel! #BayBay4GrosIslet!!!! The people have spoken!”
Leo Bernie Ultimateben: “Kenson Bay Bay Casimir, you need to call me bruh.”
Calixte George Jr.: “It’s time! 😊”
Cherrish da Times: “I got to agree since this spider guy said I’m 2 emotional when it comes to politics I guess he don’t have a heart at least someone do I endorse this post.”
Sherma Alexander: “You have my support bro!”
St. Lucia News Online has since contacted Casimir via social media for a response and will update you as soon as we receive a one.