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Jun 12, 2018

The “Port” Hotly Contested by U.D.P.

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez

Minister Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez is going into retirement and right about now he is observing the persons who are interested in replacing him for the U.D.P. in the Port Loyola Division. Over the past couple months, a number of names have been thrown around, including former City Councillor Dean Samuels and former Lake-I U.D.P. standard bearer Mark King.  When we caught up with Minister Martinez on Monday, he was accompanied by the former deputy mayor, so we asked if he is supporting Samuels. According to Martinez, there may be a good fight for the Port because there are as many as four persons to enter the race.


Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez, Area Rep, Port Loyola

“If Mr. Samuels interested, I will support him. But there are other people, too. There are other vibrant people. I am telling you that Port Loyola will be a hotly contested convention and of course as the area representative, I will weigh in in terms of want to make the best choice for the people of Port Loyola. So, one of the candidates I will surely support and I will throw my full support behind one of the candidates. As the area representative, I think that I owe the people as the four time area representative for Port Loyola, the longest standing representative since the creation of Port Loyola; I believe that it is my duty to try to find the best fit like myself for the people of Port Loyola. I am hearing from speculation, I know of two that approached me. But I am hearing three, four, I don’t know. But I am certain that one of them will be lucky to get my support and I believe who get my support will win the convention because I still got lee clout dah back deh and I am still the area representative and I di still di deliver goods and services; Fabers road nearly complete, you know.”

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