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De Peiza vows to tackle issues affecting St Lucy


De Peiza vows to tackle issues affecting St Lucy
President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla De Peiza. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

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After declaring her candidacy for St Lucy last month, president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla De Peiza, was officially presented to her branch members on Saturday night.

In her 45-minute long address at meeting held at the North Stars cricket pavilion, De Peiza vowed to tackle the issues most pressing to the northern parish. Among these are water woes, bad roads and transportation concerns.

“St Lucy is dear to my heart, I need St Lucy and St Lucy needs me. The reason I make these bold statements is because I have for a long time been driving across the same roads that you have, breaking my shocks like you have and that’s for the roads that were not overgrown. Like you, for me there is the wonderment of what colour the water will be if per chance it comes out of the tap. Sometimes it is not just the colour but also the taste, as if it was piped straight from the sea,” she said.

De Peiza vows to tackle issues affecting St Lucy
Members of the St Lucy branch of the Democratic Labour Party at Saturday’s meeting. Picture by Sandy Pitt)

De Peiza argued that St Lucy critically needed a hub for entrepreneurial development, contending that the parish had been forgotten by the powers that be.

She added: “I pledge that I would continue to highlight the things that irk us, the water, the roads and lack of a proper bus service. St Lucy people have to spend more in bus service than anybody else, there is no transfer service and sometimes no service. The thing for me that St Lucy needs the most is opportunity, there needs to be things in place in St Lucy for St Lucy. (CLM)