Soufriere, Saint Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J Pierre attended the opening of Palmiste and Old Trafford Vending Stations and the Community Centre in Bouton. He spent his day in Soufriere.
PM Pierre mentioned that he also grabbed the opportunity and visited the locals in many of the communities. He also took the opportunity to survey the hard work of the Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere/ Fond St Jacques – Emma Hippolyte, at the opening ceremony.
While sharing the post Prime Minister of Saint wrote in his post, “Yesterday, I spent the day in Soufriere with my colleagues opening the Palmiste and Old Trafford Vending Stations and the Community Centre in Bouton.”
Additionally, the PM wrote, “We also took the opportunity to visit residents in many of the communities and also to survey the hard work of Hon. Emma Hippolyte, the parliamentary Representative for Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques. Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques, you hold a special place in my heart.”
Addressing the gathering at the event, PM Pierre said that he really wants to align himself with the whole concept of Communitarianism.
He added to his speech, “It’s a concept that we’ve been thinking long time ago in 1997, we came up with the philosophy that the benefits of tourism must be accessible to as many people as possible.”
He mentioned that they ended the year 2023 on a very good note. Many things will happen this year, and more things are going to happen next year.
He conveyed his message to the people of Soufriere Tours to get ready, organise themselves, come together, allow themselves to celebrate and sing, there’s nothing wrong in thinking big, nothing wrong in having aspirations and there’s nothing wrong in helping yourselves. “So first of all, discipline ourselves and secondly, use the opportunities that are available,” added PM Pierre.
Prime Minister said that the community has always been very special to the Labour Party and the party thinks of that without any fear of contradiction. Concluding his speech the PM complimented the people of the area and told them that Soufriere is really a beautiful place.
While addressing the gathering, Emma Hippolyte said, “I’m deeply honoured to welcome you to this official opening of the Palmis Venting Facility as well as the Soufriere Market Vending booths.” She also said that as parliamentary representatives, all would have made a deliberate decision to put people on Soufriere Tours.”
Emma Hippolyte recalled spending summer vacations at Belvedere across the hill and having fun in the mongrels. She also mentioned that the government is focusing majorly on the development of the place.