The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Candidate for Babonneau has asserted that when police stopped a fund-raising activity aimed at assisting persons in need in the community, organisers were not deterred. .
“We endeavoured on a small scale fundraising activity with the sale of fish cake, bakes and cocoa tea on National Day at Plateau, Babonneau. The police came to stop the activity. We complied but we were not deterred,” Albert-Poyotte recalled.
Albert-Poyotte made the comments in a Boxing Day post on the SLP’s Facebook page.
“That did not stop us from reaching out to help feed some of the elderly, poor and needy in Babonneau this Christmas. Our determination and genuine love for our people makes the difference for our people,” she declared
The SLP candidate had indicated that the Commissioner of Police would have been written to regarding the stoppage of the National Day fundraiser and the reason for bringing it to a halt.
She contended that the organisers had been observing COVID-19 protocols at the ‘grab and go’ event.
Headline photo caption: Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte with hampers (Courtesy SLP Facebook page)