National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the Fourth District, Mark Vanterpool, has blasted his political rivals for what he believes to be their sudden emergence in the constituency to now appear as saviours of the district.
He described his rivals who are now seeking to unseat him, as ‘Johnnies-come-lately’ — a term used to describe nocive latecomers.
“I asked those who are coming around now, tell me, where were they when my people needed them? On September 6 when the storm hit, they were confused, all of us were confused about where to go next and what to do next. Where were they on that morning after Hurricane Irma? This is how I care for my people. Talk is cheap, but money buys land,” Vanterpool said while addressing his constituents on Saturday.
“Representation is not about concrete and steel, it is not about building wells and cruise ship docks and all the others. Representation for your people, it’s where you love the people, and you take care of the people.”
The veteran politician said his people-centre representation is seen through initiatives such as the scholarship fund he sent up for students in the Fourth Electoral District who were in need.
Achievements and plans
Vanterpool said he will provide a booklet this week that outlines his other accomplishments in the last 20 years as well as his plans for the district if re-elected into office.
In the meantime, he said plans are afoot to improve the mangrove boardwalk in Road Town, which falls under his district. He said designs already have been completed for that project.
Vanterpool also said he intends to revitalise the bandstand in District Four.
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