George Connolly is ready and willing to continue the work he started in St James Central only six months ago.
In giving an account of his stewardship, the businessman and Democratic Labour Party first-time candidate told those gathered at Hoyte’s Village, St James much was done in that short period of time.
“In the last six months we have taken a treacherous slope that is like a soap dish with just a sprinkle of water on it in the Berbice area and we have converted into a modern step system, a modern walk. So the elderly people and children are now able to traverse from the main road up Berbice to have access to their homes and more than 40 homes are using that walkway. And we did that in six months. There is a play park that was just completed by the Good Shepherd School. Residents told me they were waiting on it for 30 years.”
The St James Central candidate also highlighted recent road and housing repairs.
“People in Bagatelle, Bennett’s Road, Layne’s Road, Seaview and Thorpes got roads patched. There are about four houses we have done remedial work on so far and we have another ten to fix this year. We have distributed 11 water tanks and we are going to do 11 more.”
The chairman and managing director of the Pearson Group said he had travelled throughout the Caribbean and Latin America to places such as Haiti, Jamaica and Guatemala and helped the most vulnerable residents there but it was time to do the same at home.
“I said, ‘why am I doing this for other people? I need to be doing this in my country, my Barbados, to move my Barbados forward’. I am here not because there is anything special about me, I am here because in my heart I know that we have a tremendous amount of talent, goodwill and opportunity. Just one person at a time I will, and we can, put this country where it should be,” he said.