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Opposition area reps don’t ask for things – PM

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Some opposition area representatives don’t ask the government for things on behalf of their constituents, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said this week.

Gonsalves made the point at a press briefing in which he said his government has responded to the request of Ottley Hall residents to have streetlights installed in the area.

“I remember when I was elected in 1994, [a constituent] came to my law office. He said, ‘Comrade, I know now that you go to Parliament you will give them hell; you will criticise the NDP administration.’ … He said, ‘But I want to advise on something else. You must beg’,” Gonsalves said in recounting the conversation.

“Well, I don’t say beg; [the constituent] said ‘beg’. Ask; make representation,” Gonsalves said in reference to the seven opposition area representatives.

“You don’t have to make representation just about members of your family or your own profession. Make representation about the people.

“And what sense it makes you come to Parliament — you feel you have to spend some time asking questions. Okay. But out of your questions you ask, there may be 10, 15, 20 things that may emerge that you want. You know that those 15, 20 things can’t be done now that you want done. But there may be five things, which you can get done.

“Talk to me; tell me what are those which you think, like for instance, the lights, … the police station, … some laptops, making sure the street is clean and the garbage is picked up, that medicine is in the hospital,” Gonsalves said.

“But not to use it in your belief that you have to use it in some grand charge and score some political points. It’s a different time. It’s a different time,” the Prime Minister said.

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6 thoughts on “Opposition area reps don’t ask for things – PM

  1. Another whopper Gonsalves, they have been begging for help, only to be shunned and ridiculed by you and the Unity Liars Party government.

    Those Ottley Hall people may be poor but there not stupid, they recognise a liar.

    Posted by Peter | February 10, 2012, 10:01
  2. Another load of horse sh.., what is this guy on????? he can’t be for real!!!!! Ralph please get yourself checked, you need serious help dude

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | February 10, 2012, 12:54
  3. PETER, DON’T FORGET 2 TAKE YOUR VALIUM. WHAT MOST OF U’ALL ARE HASTY 2 CALL ‘LIES’ MAY ACTUALLY BE “UNMANIFESTED TRUTHS”. U JUST HOPE 2C THEM MANIFESTED IN YOUR TIME, BUT THEY WILL BE MADE MANIFEST IN THE FULNESS OF TIME. THEN, THEY CANNOT BE REFERRED TO AS ‘LIES’. U QUASI-RELIGIOUS, WHITED SEPULCHRE….DAMN!!!

    Posted by F.U.D.Z. | February 10, 2012, 13:40
  4. Our PM is a very funny man. Talk ’bout being bold face!

    Posted by Olbap | February 10, 2012, 13:44
  5. CDF, Constituency Development Fund, ever heard of that Gonsalves?, ask d major.

    Posted by KS784 | February 10, 2012, 21:04
  6. FUDZ, are you stupid or brain damaged, the evidence is recorded in parliamentry recordings.

    Gonsalves is # 1 dunce and getting duncier by the minute.

    Better you leave the one eyed snake alone, your going blind.

    Posted by Peter | February 11, 2012, 00:42

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