Elected representative for Constituency number 8, Hon. Eugene Hamilton, was terribly lambasted by the people of St. Peter’s, for what they deem as a last minute and half-assed celebration.
Hamilton, who hurriedly put a week of activities together to celebrate his ninth anniversary as a parliamentarian, was put to shame when he worshipped at the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Stapleton Village St. Peters, yesterday January 27th, after what the congregation deemed to be a selfish and political speech and a ‘dry handout’.
Sources who attended the service stated that during his presentation, Hon. Hamilton spoke to a number of promises he made to the people of Stapleton Village and the wider St. Peters, claiming that they are still in the pipeworks and will be delivered once he is reelected.
To add insult to injury, in a very condescending manner, the minister told the church that he would contribute a measly $100 for every year he is celebrating, and with much pomp and flair, handed over a cheque worth $900.
According to sources, supporters of the Minister were embarrassed and allegedly pulled him aside after, encouraging him to donate something else to more or less ‘top-up’ his contribution to the church.
The Minister’s misfortune did not end there, as his abandonment to the community allegedly caught up with him at the Deane Glasford Primary School as well.
Sources revealed that administration at the school encouraged the minister to go back to the drawing board as what he intended to contribute was ‘a lot too late’.
Accordingly, Hamilton approached the school and disclosed his intentions to donate a heap of books, pencils, pens, and other school items, that were left over from his back-to-school parties last September 2018. However, Hamilton made it clear that his contribution was not for the entire school, rather, just for the students of grade five and six.
Unfortunately, the school informed Hon. Hamilton that the students are not in need of those items at this time, as they had already received the same items from Dr. Terrance Drew, The St. Peter’s New York Alumni Association and a number of other generous donors, at the beginning of the school year. The school then allegedly advised the Minister to contribute something that the school is in need of, and added that he should’ve inquired before he made such a decision.
Sources also disclosed that the administration at the school expressed to the minister that they felt like an afterthought.
Word from inside the minister’s camp noted that Hon. Hamilton is scheduled to visit the primary school tomorrow, Tuesday 29th January 2019, and will go ahead with his plan to donate the books and other school items to the students of grades 5 and 6.