Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is becoming increasingly less tolerant of criticisms that his near twenty-year administration has done nothing for the development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The man who is the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of the country has taken a fondness of using a glass analogy to demonstrate what he claims is a deliberate manipulation of his party’s record of achievement.
He has surmised that he came and met the glass empty in 2001, filled it up with water [projects, policies and programs], has taken it above the three-quarters mark but the opposition NDP has made out their campaign on the less than a quarter that is yet to be completed.
Speaking in North Leeward last weekend, the Prime Minister told the crowd that he ‘did not know what to do with people like that’, referring to opposition critics who see his works but say he did not do anything.
“They say we couldn’t do Argyle International, we did it. That is why the hotels coming and the jobs coming.”
“When I started the Rabacca bridge, they wished that it would wash way…they hold they meeting to present candidates in Owia. If I didn’t build the Rabacca bridge, if I didn’t fix all the roads, they would not have been able to go to Owia.”
“The comrade policies and our work make it possible for them to go to Owia today. You go up there you see the houses, magnificent, because people can get to their place easy.”
The Prime Minister says that his ULP team which he leads is asking for a fifth term so they can finish all unfinished tasks.
The ULP leader has said that this election will be his last as leader of the party.