As the general elections campaign heats up with just about 10 days and 10 hours remaining at the time of writing, political swords are out over a possible Buju Banton and Usain Bolt appearance on the campaign trail for the Unity Labour Party.
Buju Banton who is a close friend of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has been ‘warned by an activist supporting the New Democratic Party not to come to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ as the people will not allow it.
In a viral Facebook video which has been widely criticised, a Mr Travis Harry has claimed that both Buju Banton and Usain Bolt have been in quarantine on a yacht off the east coast of the country.
It is not the first time that Buju Banton has caused much opprobrium from NDP supporters. He was sighted in 2019 following his release from prison in the Prime Minister’s office at which time many speculated an early general elections will be called.
But in one of his best platform speeches, area representative for the South Windward constituency Mr Frederick Stephenson had some stern words for Mr Harry and the NDP.
He told a large gathering of supporters in Biabou last evening:
“We saying no to Friday and we are saying no to all the people who are supporting Friday because we are voting on a Thursday and we gonna mash him down on the Friday.”
“I see a video going around with some kind of guy…telling people they mustn’t come to St. Vincent but if Buju want to come to St. Vincent, he is free to come to St. Vincent.”
“Nothing like Travis…or what so ever you want to call him or her or the NDP cannot stop anybody from coming to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
Speculation surrounding Usain Bolt is in relation to the expected soft launch of the Diamonds Track facility which the Prime Minister announced would be named after revered former party leader Sir Vincent Ian Beache.