Small businesses pull up, an initiative of the United Progressive Party will be rolling into the St Mary’s South constituency tomorrow.
The initiative is aimed at boosting small businesses in communities across the island.
General Secretary of the party Senator Shawn Nicholas during an interview this morning said they are hoping to meet Saturday around 2 in the afternoon moving off from the Urlings Primary School into other parts of the community.
“We will be moving through the villages Crabb Hill Johnson’s point and will be ending up at Cavell’s down a Dark wood Beach,”
She said, “We are looking for an afternoon of fun, frolic, fellowship, touching flesh with the people dining with the people dancing with the people just to ensure that they know that the entire United Progressive Party we stand with our brother Kelvin Shugy Simon”.
The initiative rolled through all the 16 constituencies last year which the party said was a resounding success.
“We went to places some of us did not know exist, niche markets that were being satisfied. I don’t have the stats before me but we were able to support and give them a voice and we will continue to do,” Nicholas said.
The initiative is coming at a time when political tensions in the community are high as the two political opponents incumbent MP Kelvin Shugy Simon and the Antigua and Barbuda Labor Party (ABLP) prepare for a by-election.
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the opposition MP Simon, he took the decision to avoid the lengthy wait for the outcome of a court case challenging his nomination as a candidate as he was nominated while being employed as a civil servant.
There are also concerns about his resignation which Speaker of the House Sir Gerald Watt KC indicated did not conform with certain parts of the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda.