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ILP opens $7m headquarters
Interim political leader of the Independent Liberal party (ILP) Jack Warner yesterday welcomed scores of supporters to the $7 million ILP headquarters at Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas yesterday. He said the opening was symbolic of who the ILP represented—a family that welcomed all into its fold regardless of race or ethnicity, gender, or sex, ability or differently-abled, age or youth.
Warner said, “The idea of a new home and a new political party was as distant and impossible as the sun rising in the west but destiny has shaped our course, a desire to build a better nation has determined our future and forged from the love of liberty, a new family has been born.” Warner said a few months ago no one would have thought a home would be possible. He said the “home of the ILP” was a place where a listening ear will always be found to the hurting soul in our society.
“The home of the ILP will never represent the cold, callous and unforgiving structures of political entities past and present because we have understood the difference between having a complex and a house as against having a home. “A house is not a home. A complex is not a home.”
He welcomed those who were like refugees and have been branded and abandoned, forsaken and neglected. He said they were the homeless in society with no hope in spite of the assets in which they have invested to make their families strong and to build the economy through the provision of employment. “But there is no place for them at the complex in Rienzi or the house called Balisier,” Warner said.
A current tide is sweeping the country. And Warner said it was a long shore drift that was pulling people apart and perilously taking them along a path that was threatening the stability of the nation. He said, “It is in times like these that a country needs a family to come together, play together, stay together and work together to correct the wrongs that plague us. “Within the home of the ILP that family lives.”
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