Juliet Cuthbert, the Olympian with two silver medals in her trophy case says she is ready to serve the people of the West Rural St. Andrew constituency with dignity and respect as a member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
Juliet Cuthbert addressing delegates of the JLP in West Rural St. Andrew.
Addressing delegates of the constituency on Sunday evening at the Stony Hill Primary School, Cuthbert said as a child of rural Jamaica she understands the suffering people were now experiencing and promised to give of her best in assisting all the people of the constituency in dealing with their plight.
“I did well on the track, but this is another race, this is about people, their dreams and aspirations and I believe that the best way I can serve the people is by doing my best at representing them and I believe the best way of doing this is firstly on the ticket of the JLP,” Cuthbert told the assembly of party delegates.
Cuthbert said after living in the United States for 25 years, she had returned to Jamaica to be with her people and to help them progress.
“I returned to Jamaica and started my own business and I have been through all the tribulations that entails, yet I have never lost my desire to serve the people of Jamaica,” Cuthbert said to loud applause from the delegates.<
Also speaking at the meeting was Opposition leader Andrew Holness who explained that Cuthbert was only being introduced to the delegates for them to make a final decision on who they want to be their constituency caretaker and ultimately their representative represent them in the next general elections.
“Tonight is the start of a process for Juliet Cuthbert. We are introducing her to you the delegates for you to choose. The leadership of the JLP will not impose people on the delegates of the party. From your positive reactions thus far, I believe Juliet (Cuthbert) will be ok,” the Opposition leader said.
The West Rural St. Andrew constituency is presently represented by the People’s National Party’s Paul Buchanan.