Gros Islet MP Kenson Casimir has denounced what he described as the ‘smear campaigns’ of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), declaring that the attacks would not deter him.
“They want to detract from the good work that we are accomplishing in Gros Islet, but together, we press on,” Casimir wrote on Facebook.
The Youth Development and Sports Minister explained that he has owned his home for seven years.
He said the residence still has a mortgage.
The MP also disclosed that a further loan from the credit union would facilitate renovations so he could rent downstairs to generate income.
He revealed that the investment in his home started seven years ago when he was a sportscaster and owner of St. Lucia Sports Online.
Casimir pointed out that his family knows his sacrifices, working two and sometimes three jobs to get where he is today.
He recalled growing up in a single-parent home, seeing his mother walk to Cap Estate to clean houses and sell cakes on Gros Islet’s streets and vowing not to let his upbringing decide his life course.
“Of course, the UWP does not believe in personal growth and creating a self-sufficient nation, and that is why they will continue to attack me,” he asserted.
Unlike former UWP Ministers, I did not “get rich” or switch. I didn’t acquire million-dollar villas, orchards, or property,” the MP said.
“Unlike them, I will continue to work hard for the people of Gros Islet and promote the work of my government, which seeks to benefit all Saint Lucians,” Casimir stated.