A Hispanic woman who says that her mother was a “die-hard” Laborite wants the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party to assist her with the funeral but believes that her wishes may not be fulfilled
Yajaira Reyes, the mother of Cruz Francis, who died recently, said she has been seeking help from her MP Molwyn Joseph to bury her mother, but “I never got anything from him”
Her mother, who lived in Martin’s Village, is expected to be buried at the end of this month
Reyes said her mom has been living in Antigua and Barbuda for over 35 years, and “I believe no Spanish woman in Antigua loves the Antigua Labour Party more than my mother”
Reyes struggled to hold back the tears as she claimed that no one came even to query how she was managing funeral arrangements
“When mommy was alive, she loved ABLP. She was crazy about the party. Before elections and during elections, we cooked for the Spanish community. I am sad because I feel like nobody cares. Since my mom died, I haven’t heard from anyone. I want something nice for Mommy for her funeral…”, she said
Reyes said she took the cheapest burial package but really wanted a grand funeral since her mom was a “die-hard” Labourite.
“She deserves a proper funeral,” Reyes added