Peter Blue’ Harriette and St. Peter Branch celebrate formal opening of constituency office in Parham last Friday night

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Peter Blue’ Harriette and St. Peter Branch celebrate formal opening of constituency office in Parham last Friday night

The St. Peter branch of the United Progressive Party (UPP) formally launched its constituency branch office last Friday evening, October 21, and Candidate Tevaugh Harriette says he could not be prouder of this accomplishment.

“As 6:30 p.m. approached, there was a feeling of both anxiety and excitement; and as if some higher power knew what was needed, a cool and settling drizzle came to help create a sense of calm,” says Harriette in describing the evening.

He reports that the event began in the usual fashion, with the robust singing of the national anthem by the audience and then a spirited blessing by Pastor Paul Andrew, the Party’s Chaplain.

The proceedings were not without minor technical issues, however, which caused a slight deviation from the schedule.  But these did not hamper the delivery of a presentation by branch member Dotsie Isaac, known nationally for her poetry, Harriette says.

Nor did they dampen the words of encouragement and congratulations from the Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Political Leader Jamale Pringle, who said he continues to be impressed by his young colleague’s commitment to the objectives of the Redeem Team, as the UPP’s slate is called.

With technical issues resolved, the audience was treated to two special numbers selected by the Branch as appropriate for the occasion:  The song Hypocrites, a 2022 calypso from Peetron, an up-and-coming constituent, while Harriette’s own presentation  was followed by Whitney Houston’s One Moment in Time.

Audience members and Harriette’s fellow candidates were full of praise for his speech, which traced his St. Peter association – from his birth in Parham to his education at the Pares Secondary School and his stellar football career with the local club and national team.

Harriette – dubbed “Peter Blue” for the occasion – spoke of the current condition of the constituency and its people; his hopes for a turnaround in the fortunes and status of St. Peter; and his commitment to restoring Parham, in particular, to its former glory.

He also assured his audience that he is the right person, and the UPP is the right choice, to make these things happen.

Winding down the event was Political Leader Harold Lovell, who gave Harriette – the youngest member of the slate – his endorsement and delivered the charge.

Lovell particularly noted how much and how quickly Harriette had matured; how he had demonstrated his abilities, both as a team player and leader; and the high hopes he has for the Candidate’s success in the coming election.

The ceremony wrapped with the formal ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the branch office sign and Candidate’s banners, followed by the vote of thanks from the St. Peter’s Branch Chairman, Daverson Welsh.

The event, which ended with refreshments and music, was also supported by former Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer and former Minister of Education Dr. Jacqui Quinn, as well as Harriette’s campaign managers and representatives of the Party’s Executive, Women’s Forum, and Progressive Youth.

Branch members and organizers of the launch reported, on Friday night, that they were “very pleased” with how things had turned out, and they gave special thanks to their benefactor, Earl “Desta Jah” Gardner, and emcees Errianne Weste and Joan McEwen.

The office is located on Station Street in Parham.

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  1. Wasted time and money Peter Redz.
    Focus on your READING, WRITING, SPELLING, GRAMMAR, and COMMON SENSE.

    You, Pringle, Gladys and Franz EMPTY HEAD no wah. Pearl too

    • 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 or maybe PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER HAD A WIFE AND COULDN’T KEEP HER 🤣 😆 😂

      He and MR. IMF gonna ride off into the sunset on the Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌

      • @smh…Nooo #HFWL is going turn into a troll. He will occupy one of the bridges in city east. I hope you are not afraid of trolls because if he goes under the one on Fort Road you may have to drive around runaway bay to get to first choice.

  2. Go forth young man and make a difference in your community. You are what we need in St. Peter, humility, honesty and people focus. You are the future of Antigua and Barbuda.

  3. Boss talk like when rope too tight round kiddy neck and e tengle up in wild tambran

  4. And some of their slate na live no way still live in rent one live in the u .s.a for 30 years and come back with nothing the other one have farm land so lazy to work them he bad play his works so they run from him. And the list goes on they think we fool .not them again. Real talk.

  5. How can anyone take the UPP seriously with this type of candidate being put on the slate ? Governance is serious business. Being an MP with responsibilities for a constituency is one thing, can this gentleman be given a ministerial portfolio and be trusted by the citizenry to represent us in regional and international forums having to articulate beyond the surface on policy issues such as tangible ways to diversify the economy, foreign direct investment, international relations, legislation etc? This is not a popularity contest or fashion show, get real UPP, its clear that the ABLP attracts all of the bright political prospects and UPP is left with the deplorable caliber of current candidates with no succession pipeline existing with stronger candidates in the future.

    • This guy seriously acts like he is running for prom king. This is not secondary school Sir. This is government you running for. So please stop grinning like Grinner the Fox and acting like you want to be King of the Form. Get to work. How can people really take UPP seriously when they have people like him running. I’m all for young people running government but this guy is not it. A better they would have called the young lady from DNA at least she is making and effort and not acting like a prom queen.

      • @ SMDH

        OK DNA SUPPORTER…………………..

        ABLP HAS ALL THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND YET THEY CANNOT PAY BILLS, THEY SHOW NO COMPETENCE AND NO FRESH IDEAS, THEY COG ALL UPP IDEAS AND THE GALL OF THE PM TO ADMIT IT.

        • On how I pity the likes of you who’s only job seems to be commenting on here under 9999 user names. Like it or not there are people who exist in Antigua and don’t care for ABLP but if it is this pappyshow UPP coming with is best they start from the beginning. This guy is no way ready to run a government. What does he thinks this is King of the Form.

    • @ Patriot

      ABLP HAS ALL THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND YET THEY CANNOT PAY BILLS, THEY SHOW NO COMPETENCE AND NO FRESH IDEAS, THEY COG ALL UPP IDEAS AND THE GALL OF THE PM TO ADMIT IT.

      • ABLP has provided proof by referencing documents provided by the ECCB that show the scheme was insolvent and floundering to the point of not being viable, in 2010 when UPP was in power. The Hom Gaston Browne’s administration would have made the most contributions out of any administration ever in Antigua to ensure the scheme is sustainable and could meet the needs of pensioners. If it was for covid stymying revenue generation, we would be better off, but the problem was created by Harold lovells ineptitude during his time as finance minister. Also, if you want fresh fresh ideas look no further than UWI five island which 20 years from now will be bringing in millions to our economy in a multiplicity of ways, look at the cannabis sector, look at the development on Barbuda, look at the accessibility to housing and transport. All upp can do is create a welfare state, that they can’t explain how they would finance. That’s the facts for you

  6. So UPP just accept anyone on their slate? Does this guy Peter Harriette know what he’s getting into? They need to make better choices, Pringle already wasn’t fit for this and you recruiting more clowns like Shugy to embarrass themselves in our Parliament. They are not fit to represent our country in any capacity.

    Jamale Pringle➡️🚽
    Kelvin Simon➡️🚽
    Peter Harriette➡️

    • @ RED RED

      AND THE ALP IS FIT TO REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY WHEN EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY OF WORKERS PICKETING FOR THEIR MONEY. PENSIONERS CANNOT BE PAID.
      I AM SURE THE UPP WOULD NOT HAVE ANTIGUANS SUFFERING LIKE THIS.
      ABLP HAS ALL THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND YET THEY CANNOT PAY BILLS, THEY SHOW NO COMPETENCE AND NO FRESH IDEAS, THEY COG ALL UPP IDEAS AND THE GALL OF THE PM TO ADMIT IT.

  7. ⚽️ 🥅 ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ kick Peter kick! Kick down the economy like MR. IMF

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