Residents of Choiseul/Saltibus were thanked for the patience they have exercised and promised that more will be done to improve the constituency, by their Parliamentary representative Lorne Theophlius.
The tourism minister recently told a large gathering in his constituency that while over $30 million has been invested by the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government, more work needs to be done.
“When you are patient, good things come to you. Your stadium is going to be built. That is just the beginning of development for the young people,” he declared.
Theophilus pointed to the work he has done in Piaye and promised to do more to encourage young people to get involved in sport for their personal and professional development.
“We are laying the foundation. Why? Because Choiseul has produced some of the proudest cricketers on this island and we think they deserve a facility of their own. So, step by step, we have started the development in Piaye, in order to transform the community into a cricket facility for the development of sports for the young people.”
The MP also boasted about 101 people from the constituency being currently employed on a full-time basis, through the National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE), stating “Its about you. Its not about me.”
He also bragged about his family’s legacy in the constituency, which started with his grandmother and passed on to his father, George Theophilus, something he said he is proud of, and plans to build on.
“George Theophilus, who helped as many people from Choiseul and Saltibus, even some people who want to contest the general election, who were hired at the Bank of Saint Lucia by Theophilus…” he added.
In the November 28, 2011 general election, Theophilus obtained 2,810 of the constituent’s votes, while his opponent, Rufus Bousquet of the United Workers Party (UWP) obtained a total of 2,756 votes.
Following an SLP victory, Theophilus was appointed Tourism Heritage and Creative Industries Minister.
He will be contesting the next election against former banker and UWP candidate Bradley Felix.
Below is Theophilus’ full statement: