Sunday 15 September, 2019

WATCH: St. Lucy will not be the devil’s workshop

A grateful St Lucy MP Peter Phillips is ready to work with his constituents who duly elected him.

A grateful St Lucy MP Peter Phillips is ready to work with his constituents who duly elected him.

The Barbados Labour Party St. Lucy Member of Parliament has huge plans to gainfully employ his constituents.

Proverbs 16:27 says, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece,” and the St. Lucy MP is not ignoring or giving up on his constituents nor their development and wellbeing. Phillips is in fact, using this proverb in essence, as a base for his concentrated efforts to improve the lives of his constituents, especially the young residents.

 

 

In light of the recent spate of violence, the Member of Parliament for St. Lucy and Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works, and Maintenance who highlighted idleness as a possible root cause, is therefore not only looking at improving roads and infrastructure such as bringing an arm of Skills Training or the Barbados Community College to the North but he wants to breathe life back into the unused community centres across his constituency and create developmental programmes.

Phillips spoke to Loop News about his plans and very soon his work will commence. He said:

“As the saying goes, the devil finds works for idle hands to do, and I’m going to be looking at me having a constituency youth forum coming not too far from now, where I want to meet all the young people, especially those unemployed young people where we can have a chat and see what programs they would like."

He even made mention of access to the trust loans for residents looking to get off the blocks or out of their houses but with an aim at working for themselves. He said that the loans are to come on stream soon.

He spoke with Loop after the official naming ceremony for a road in Harmony, St. Lucy, yesterday evening, October 13, 2018. The road is now named after one of the oldest residents in the North, 104-year-old Ursula Caddle-Sobers Drive.

 

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