UPP Confirms Kelvin ‘Shugy’ Simon as its Replacement Candidate for St. Mary’s South

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By overwhelming majority, the General Council of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has confirmed Kelvin “Shugy” Simon as its new candidate for the St. Mary’s South Constituency.
On Sunday night, August 21, the Council ratified decisions taken by the Party’s Executive Committee earlier this month, retiring previous candidate Corthwright Marshall out of concern for his health and recommending Simon, who emerged the front-runner in its constituency polls.
Simon, in a brief acceptance speech, indicated that his interest in politics was sparked since 2004.  He said he is humbled by his selection as a Candidate for the UPP, the Party he has long admired, and, accordingly, is inspired and motivated to get his campaign going.
A professional guidance counselor, Simon is a former national athlete and an entrepreneur whose roots are firmly established in the community of St. Mary’s South.
Described as “a charismatic community organizer,” he believes that great leaders are honed by serving the needs of the people.  Accordingly, he is the co-founder of “Project Bolans,” a group formed out of love for the community and the desire to see it move in a positive direction.
Political Leader Harold Lovell says that “Simon is ready to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work that is needed in St. Mary’s South.  He is determined to help tackle the neglect of the young people, the spiralling cost of living, and the other challenges that are making life tough – not only for his constituents, but for too many Antiguans and Barbudans.”
Lovell adds that he and his colleagues welcome Simon to the slate, and the Party will be putting out its best efforts to ensure that he covers the most ground in the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, the UPP salutes Brother Marshall for the sterling work he has done in the constituency these many years, and it reiterates its pledge to support him on his journey to recovery and good health.
With skill sets across various disciplines, including law, tourism, economics and agriculture, Marshall is earmarked to play  a major role in the UPP Administration, the Political Leader says.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations. We need more young blood in government. He will continue the work started by Marshall. I wish Marshall a speedy recovery. Our health is our wealth.

    • The younger they come, the harder they will fall. He’s in the right shool(politics) but the wrong class (UPP)…..

  2. Congratulations, Sir. We know that you will be an effective candidate and a fantastic representative.
    God be with you as you take this journey.

      • @Delusional: UPP people really can’t count (especially Harold Lovell) 2018: ABLP: 942 UPP:911 . That’s a difference of 31 not 10. Its guaranteed that a fully focused S Marshall will increase the difference this time and give Shugy more time to go shirtless

        • Excuse them. Remember Spencer CAN’T CALL FIGURES and the RAG-TAG QUEEN LOWERED THE PASSMARK & SENT TEACHERS PACKING.

          Shirtless all he want, he nah hold a candle to Cortwright Marshall.

  3. CORTWRIGHT MARSHALL all the best to you. UPP like to rape, ravish and kick under the bus, but as the older folks say “TIME LONGER THAN ROPE”

    • @ Hmmmmm. You are heartless. IRRESPECTIVE of which party you support there comes a time when common decency must prevail,
      You are saying that politics must come before a man’s health.
      MAN GET A HEART!
      MAN GET A SOUL

    • UPP are a wicked set a people……. Marshall mek out & all de best to u for the future; u were fore warned to stay away from lovell and dem UPP negga…Dem na care bout no bady not even dem very own…… Look what dem do Joanne Massiah, Malyka Parker, Anthony Stuart & Collin Derrick and many more….. Shame shame shame

  4. “Meanwhile, the UPP salutes Brother Marshall for the sterling work he has done…”

    @JOANNE MASSIAH you know this exact phrase all to well. Shugy will learn the hard way.

  5. We wish the new candidate well..
    Get well to the former candidate ..
    Health is wealth!!
    Good luck, you are going to need it.

  6. What is really wrong with Corty? Is he bed ridden? Why are you all spreading all this doomsday info about him? How many of the other candidates have serious health problems too?
    Was Corty pushed out so the top brass could bring in his liming buddy? Who verified the poll man data saying the liming partner won? Why you all refusing to give the young man a primary?

    Mr Leader, are you suicidal? Why are you making this change and causing all this discontent in the party AT THIS TIME? Do you have similar plans for other candidates?
    DO YO REALLY WANT TO WIN?

  7. Editor, just like how the UPP incorrectly called the vaccine mandates “RAPE” is the exact same thing they are doing to Mr. Marshall. “RAPE” and rob him of his C-H-O-I-C-E. Mr. Marshall is NOT in support of the decision of Harold loveLIE to discard him and backstab him after nice-ing him up and calling him “Brother”. The same loveLIE that likes to tout “CHOICE” has disregarded, disrespected, and “raped” (UPP’s word choice) Mr. Marshall of his CHOICE to be the candidate.

    So much for C-H-O-I-C-E …………………

    uppHYPOCRISY!

    Everyone has a “CHOICE” except Cortwright Marshall!

  8. Hmmmm, Do you re-read and ask yourself how relevant are your comments to the article? I am not smart at all but you are as dumb as they come.
    Firstly, you are a die hard supporter of ABLP, so why are you so concerned about the opposition’s internal affairs.

    Secondly, focus and comment on what’s happening in the ABLP internal affairs and state your opinion publicly on the Gaston vs Asot fiasco. Also, pray that the old renegades parliamentarians stay healthy enough to not fall down while in office

  9. Congratulations to you Kevin.. wow! You’ve come a long way Bro..Wishing you success on winning that seat in St .Mary’s South.

  10. Harold loveLIE is the problem! turn to page 101 in his BADPLAY HANDBOOK

    “Bro. Harold Lovell told me he was done with elective politics and ask me if I would lead the UPP. In a subsequent conversation, HE EVEN SUGGESTED who I could consult as my deputy. I wrote the sixteen (16) Constituency Branches of the UPP, officially informing them of my bid for the Political Leader position. To my surprise, Bro. Harold changed his mind and decided to run, but DIDN’T SEE IT FIT TO EVEN INFORM ME. Instead, I received several calls from individuals suggesting that I back down. I decided to forge ahead as I strongly believe that the UPP needs renewal and I believe that I have the necessary strengths to meet the challenges currently face by the UPP.

    To my astonishment, I began to hear talk that I was “mashing up the party”.

    A message was sent to me from a Tradewinder that if I do not back down, they will “done me” – whatever that means.

    https://antiguanewsroom.com/richard-lewis-denies-wanting-to-mash-up-the-upp/

    • @ Hmmmmmmm

      Why do you keep repeating your quotes ever so often, it will yield no results, it will not dampen our resolve to remove THIS EVIL AND WICKED LABOUR PARTY FROM OFFICE……THE ONE WHO CARE NOT FOR THE POOR AND VULNERABLE IN SOCIETY…..THE PARTY THAT CARES ONLY FOR THE ELITES AND THOSE WHO HAVE DEGREES, THE PARTY WHO ONLY RESPECT YOU IF YOU HAVE A HOUSE, THE PARTY THAT ENCOURAGES ENRICHMENT OF ITS MEMBERS WITH STATE RESOURCES………….
      THE PARTY THAT IS DEVOID OF IDEAS, THE ALPHABET PARTY THAT DID NOT BRING 26 PROJECTS TO FRUITION……THE PARTY OF DECEPTION, LIES AND MISTRUTHS, THE PARTY WHICH KNOWS THAT THE CAR PARK DID NOT INCUR A SINGLE CENT OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES, THAT IT WAS A BOOT OPERATION WHICH WAS FINANCED BY CLICO, WHEREAS THE DELUXE BUILDING SITS AS A WHITE TALL ELEPHANT ON HIGH STREET FOR ALL TO SEE AND IDENTIFY WITH THE WASTE OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND NEPOTISM TO THE TUNE OF $8,000,000.00. EVERYTIME YOU PASS DELUXE LOOK UP AND STARE IN THE FACE OF WANTON WASTE AND CORRUPTION.
      THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA LABOUR PARTY IS A TRAVESTY.

  11. Editor, UPP still has not learned. Guess who LEAKED THE LETTER?

    1). “We diminished Baldwin Spencer & Undermined Our Brand, the author wrote, “As I have maintained from the beginning, I think that “Leadership Matters” was the right brand in November 2013. However, our campaign consistently undermined the brand by diminishing Baldwin Spencer and his leadership brand.”

    2). the party did not want to “litigate the campaign on our record in government as that was perceived as a **LIABILITY** and not an asset”

    3). The author said that “INFIGHTING kills…and in this election, the united in the United Progressive Party was in NAME ONLY.” The report stated that the INFIGHTING diminished trust in the institution and demoralised candidates, staff and consultants and ultimately led to a “lack of strategic direction.”

    4). “If we do not REFRESH THE LEADERSHIP, we will have a difficulty claiming the mantle of change in the next election … In addition to changing the Political Leader, it’s also important to refresh the party’s executive … we need a new secretary general and party chairman who has the energy and vision to rebuild and reinvigorate the party.”

    https://antiguaobserver.com/leaked-upp-2014-post-election-report-spoke-of-fear-of-second-defeat/

    YEARS LATER AND THE SAME PROBLEMS DETAILED IN THE REPORT PERSIST….

    • @ Hmmmmmm

      THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE ABLP:
      26 FAILED PROJECTS
      H_2_O (NO WATER)
      500 (500 EMPTY PROMISES), NOT EVEN 1/4 COMPLETED
      20,255,400 (31 ACRES GIVEN AWAY AT MORRIS BAY= 31X 43,560 X $15.00)
      C_10 H_5_CIN_2 (CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR TEARGAS) YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WERE TEAR GASSED, BY (GAS-TON) AND CUTIE…..THAT ALONE SHOULD MAKE THEM LOSE POWER, DEM WICKED SET A PEOPLE WHO TEAR (GASSED) INNOCENT PEOPLE AND CHILDREN, INCLUDING THE ELDERLY….YOU WICKED SET A PEOPLE….
      MORE NUMBERS TO FOLLOW;

  12. Congrats Kelvin Simon. Focus on the positive and leave the negative energy at the foot of the cross.

  13. After being taken to SLBMC three times via ambulance and collapsing in court, Mr Marshall clearly has some health challenges. Campaigning stresses the body. Why would Marshall or the UPP Party subject themselves to such risks? Marshall, love yourself. If you don’t have health, you have nothing.

  14. Look like say the party headed by MR. IMF ROMANTIC RHYTHMS WADADLI POWER CAN’T ABST HOTEL RIPOFF ABIB COLLAPSER BANKING-SECTOR COLLAPSER ANTI-UWI FIVE ISLANDS CAMPUS BAICO COLLAPSER ETC will only have 13 candidates.

    Sadly 1 wife is ill
    One more is ill
    Another lady is tired

  15. Looks like the 🤡 party headed by MR. IMF ROMANTIC RHYTHMS WADADLI POWER CAN’T ABST HOTEL RIPOFF ABIB COLLAPSER BANKING-SECTOR COLLAPSER ANTI-UWI FIVE ISLANDS CAMPUS BAICO COLLAPSER AIRPORT RUNWAY COSTS OVERRUN ANDRE GUITERREZ LUIS FRANCA ETC only has 13 candidates

    1 wife is ill
    1 more ill
    1 lady is tired

  16. Gladys Potter you just stay in your little icecream 🍦 scooper corner see. Spend time with your husband (At least you’re not an UNDERCOVER LESBIAN). The entire nation now knows that EMPTY EMPTY HEAD when it comes to government

    1). “FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT”
    2). LIAT IS NOT IMPORTANT

    Unto the time Dame Night WHISPERED IDEAS IN HER EAR (PICKED UP BY MIC FOR ALL TO HEAR HIM CHEAT BY TELLING YOU WHAT TO SAY)…

    Imagine if that was a regional or INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW e.g. a BBC reporter and you give the same DUNCE ANSWER on a program carried across the world REPRESENTING ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

    😲 😮 cringe 😬 😳

    What an embaRASSment that would be.

    Cortwright Marshall who ACTUALLY STUDIED ECONOMICS would’ve more than handled that question w/o an overweight nighty having to SPOONFEED him tips.

    Younger than Cortwright but your brain still in EMBRYONIC mode in the political arena. Are u can undermine he arl a you want, rest assured the UPP WILL REGRET!!!

    Time longer than rope…

  17. Cortwright this is your “payment” from YOUR VERY OWN ACLM BUDDY for choosing to SUPPORT RICHARD LEWIS for party leader!!

    Unto de time you see how the scorpion do Joanne Massiah, you didn’t believe your “frENEMY” would BETRAY YOU and so PUBLICLY.

  18. It seems as though some persons running scared. One ABLP member said if you blow on Marshall he fall down. Now he is being replaced you all still have a problem. Really study your party and stop bringing down otbers. What about St. Peters and ABLP. Isnt Asot in good health. He won his seat and he is replaced. What about Rural West didnt he win his seat and was replaced. Decision made stop sweating about it. Im sure u all not in the constituency and u all behaving as though it will affect you. Get a life and stop being onesided

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