Political newcomer for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Aaron Parillon believes he will be able to successfully foster the development of a family park in the Third Electoral District if he is elected as the next representative of that constituency.
While he has not decided on a specific location inside the district, he said their is available space to develop such a facility.
“Far too long we have heard about a family park. I want to improve our family-oriented facilities like a Valerie O Thomas Community Centre. I want, once and for all, to develop a park. We will find the land. We got land. We will find the land and that will happen under my leadership. It’s high time we had it. There has been too much talk and it is time to take action,” Parillon said at an NDP rally in the district on Saturday.
Another new introduction the NDP candidate has for the district is a museum.
He said the purpose of a museum is to document and preserve the culture of the district.
“It is important,” Parillon said. “We are losing our heritage, we are losing our values, we are losing the things that made us who we are. The only way to preserve this for our generations is to have a museum of our own where we can teach our history to our young people so that the culture continues.”
Among the other initiatives, Parillon wants to also transform the dock in the district into a fisherfolk and farmers market.
Such a market would be used to service not only Third District residents but also the wider territory, he said.
“Our District-Three vendors should be offered every opportunity to conduct business in an environment conducive to the growth and development of their business. District Three residents, as well as the entire BVI community, will have access to the products offered by my vendors in this district,” he said.