Aim­ing to bet­ter the lives of con­stituents

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MEM­BER OF PAR­LIA­MENT: Juliet Cuth­bert-Flynn CON­STITUENCY: St An­drew West Ru­ral

VOW­ING TO be a “cat­a­lyst of change” for her con­stituents, first-time Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Juliet Cuth­bert-Flynn said dur­ing her ten­ure she in­tends to show them that “their dreams are worth pur­su­ing”.

In her maiden pre­sen­ta­tion in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Cuth­bert Flynn said she was in the early stages of es­tab­lish­ing a skills train­ing cen­tre in the Red Hills area of the St An­drew West Ru­ral con­stituency, a goal she aims to achieve through col­lab­o­ra­tion with some en­thu­si­as­tic com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“There are many young

peo­ple with­out a skill in my con­stituency and if we want to move from poverty to pros­per­ity, then per­sons who can­not go to col­lege must be equipped with the most ba­sic of train­ing to be­come pro­duc­tive mem­bers in so­ci­ety where they can pro­vide for their fam­i­lies. I have iden­ti­fied spe­cific needs for this area and I will be work­ing tire­lessly un­til this be­comes a re­al­ity,” she told her par­lia­men­tary col­leagues.

Cuth­bert Flynn also re­ported that she as­sisted more than 30 univer­sity stu­dents pur­su­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion, val­ued at $3 mil­lion, through her Con­stituency Devel­op­ment Fund.

A five-time Olympian, Cuth­bert Flynn com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing sport­ing ini­tia­tives in her con­stituency, not­ing that she has ded­i­cated $1.5 mil­lion to the devel­op­ment of the Red Hills Foot­ball Club and the resur­fac­ing of the play­ing field.

The MP also high­lighted plans to sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the vol­ume of potable water to com­mu­ni­ties in her con­stituency and to re­duce non-rev­enue water to ac­cept­able lev­els.

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