St. John’s Antigua- A local passenger bus driver and owner who operates from the East Bust Station has come forward to fill the void left by the government in feeding vagrants in St John’s.
Leroy Campbell, who is also a horse owner and jockey, began the program last Thursday at the West Bust Station around the VC Bird statue. Speaking to OBSERVER Media, Campbell said he was approached by Celia Joseph and Lindanell Baltimore from the Grace Citizens Welfare Division about the idea and he did not hesitate to sponsor the program.
A programme was initiated by the government to provide lunches every Thursday for vagrants, but due to the economic downturn it was dropped in 2010.
Campbell plans to give out 75 lunches on the last Thursday every month. He said that the Welfare Division will be responsible for putting the lunches together, while he will be financing the program.
The staff at the Grace Citizen Welfare Division including Carlstien Quinland, Celia Joseph, Stacy Francis, Lindanell Baltimore, Gillian Benjamin, Anne Carbon and Carlos Weston were all on hand for the first day.
They are appealing to any other individual and business to follow the example of Campbell. Those interested should contact the Division at 562-7360/1 anytime during working hours.