Councillor begs MP to help with hampers

Story by SHASTRI BOODAN

Councillor for Las Lomas / San Raphael, Balmatie Gosyne, with the food hampers she distributed to some vulnerable Las Lomas residents, on Monday 27 April 2020. (Image: SHASTRI BOODAN)

Councillor for Las Lomas / San Raphael Balmati Gosyne is calling on the Member of Parliament for La Horquetta / Talparo—Maxie Cuffie—to assist with hampers for constituents.

Speaking with Guardian Media today, as she distributed hampers in Las Lomas, Councillor Gosyne, who is a widow and single parent, said she has been digging into her own pocket to help burgesses in need.

“I am being bombarded with calls from my burgesses of Las Lomas / San Rafael requesting assistance,” she told us. “They are struggling to sustain themselves and their families. I am a single parent and it is very difficult for me to continue to dip into my pocket to help families, because just now, I might end up not being able to feed my family.”

She added: “I am calling on the MP for the area, Mr Maxie Cuffie, to come out and assist the burgesses of Las Lomas because the Prime Minister said that MPs must do their part, but Mr Cuffie is not following his instructions. He has forgotten this area.”