United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Castries East, Fortuna Belrose, has major plans for the constituency and is keen on making them a reality, if elected the new Member of Parliament (MP).
Belrose, who was launched on Sunday in Entrepot, told a large audience of UWP supporters that she is focused on getting the job done, because there is a lot to be done to improve Castries East.
The former public servant said there is need for less talk and more action and she is prepared to take over the driver’s seat, and lead the constituency to a brighter future.
Belrose said she has listened to the people and as such, have come up with a plan to help place the constituency in a direction that will lead to equal opportunities for all.
“We want to see every child raised in a household with access to their own toilet facilities. We want to see every child raised in a community, where there is a safe space to play and have fun,” she said.
The UWP candidate also spoke about the elderly and vulnerable being able to access the community and health services available to them, with ease.
“We want to see all the residents of this constituency, who are unable to provide their daily meals, being catered for. We want to see model housing for citizens, particularly those living below the poverty line. And we want to a constituency where sports, arts and theatre are key contributors to the economic livelihood and improved healthy lifestyles for people,” she said.
Belrose also revealed plans to build a synthetic track at the Marchand Grounds that will encourage youth in Castries East and beyond to get involved in track and field.
She said she welcome the initiative to install flood lights at the ground which was placed there in 2014.
Belrose served under nine administrations in the Ministries of Youth and Sport, Local Government, Education and National Security.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Education from the City University of New York.
She is also the regional vice president (Caribbean) for the Commonwealth Games Federation and president of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee Inc.
Below is Belrose’s full speech and campaign song that was introduced at the recent UWP rally: