St. Vincent and the Grenadines is too divided along political lines, We need healing – Noel Dickson

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Noel Dickson, the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) candidate for South Windward, has expressed that St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is too divided along political lines.

Dickson, while on the WakeUpCall with Christal and D’Hurricane Man on Thursday (Oct. 1) said the political arena needs more God fearing people.

Speaking about how his Christianity affects his involvement in politics, the former Human Resources Manager said:

“I see politics as just another career. To me, my church, Christianity and the values that is involved in Christianity has always been my guide in whatsoever area of my life that I work.

…I see being a Politician as also just the same as being an Accountant, just the same as being a Human Resource Manager. And I’m at the point where I realize that I have served my people at different levels. And I think at this level, I can be part of policy making and the type of policies that would be conducive or complementary to the sort of development that we want in our country.”

Dickson opined that if more politicians were God fearing, everyone would benefit.

“I say also, that we need to have more God fearing Christians involved at that level. And the reason why I say this… when you look at where we are in this country, where everything seems to be seen through colour… if you’re in great need, if you’re not supporting red, you’re not getting it. I have seen that.”

“…And I am saying, it takes a person who really serves God, a person who really has a heart to be able to assist people. To see people as people. To see people not just as a colour or party supporters. To see people as human beings,” Dickson stated.

The South Windward candidate for the NDP shared how he would make a difference to help those in need ‘when he becomes the parliamentary representative.’

“When I become the parliamentary representative for South Windward, there are things like, for instance, I don’t think we should just have one person responsible to assess people’s needs. I can see us having a committee and I see that committee as one that you have persons representing ULP and NDP, all inclusive.”

“…Persons who seem to be of a neutral level can assess the needs of people and make recommendations. Not a case where you have to qualify as a party supporter to get the support and people who really need the support continue to suffer because they are not associated with the ruling party.”

“…We can not continue to manage our country like that,” Dickson declared.

He deduced, “St. Vincent and the Grenadines is too divided along political lines. Where we are in St. Vincent, we need healing in the country.”