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St. Vincent & Grenadines: Dev’t is not about big buildings — Friday

National development is about people and not about “big buildings and fancy things,” Opposition Leader Godwin Friday told the nation’s youth on Monday.

“I don’t believe that development is about big buildings and fancy things. It’s about making people’s lives better,” he told his New Democratic Party’s youth rally in Kingstown, ahead of Thursday’s general elections.

“… this ULP government, they have had all these big, shiny objects, they have big projects that they say they built and they say that that means that the country develop.

“And then when you ask, ‘How are people feeling today, are lives better off today?’ And they tell you no, because poverty is greater because the economy only grew by 0.4% last year, which means it can’t create jobs, that farmers are finding it harder, that fisherfolk are finding it harder,” Friday said.

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