A motorcade headed by the Parliamentary Representative Ian Douglas was held on Sunday afternoon in Portsmouth as controversy involving a land dispute in the area continues.
The event, which has been described as spontaneous, is an attempt to gain the support of Lagoon residents in the issue which has been causing quite a stir in the north.
Residents have squatted on a piece of land called Georgetown and in a recent protest have made it clear that unless they get the land there will be “no vote.”
Glanvillia residents, particularly those who occupied the land, say they want Lagoon residents to support them.
Douglas said he is quite aware that he is going against the wishes of the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit but, the interest of his people takes priority.
Skerrit has indicated that government had purchased 25 acres of land, with about 101 lots in Cotton Hill, for the Glanvillia residents and those occupying the land in Georgetown were doing so illegally.
But Douglas said the people are not interested in lands at Cotton Hill.
He says they are sticking to their original plan and the lands in Georgetown should be allocated to them as promised.
“They were promised the lands by several governments. This cannot be right. Politicians have spoken and promised the people that they would give them the lands. Now is the time to do it. The time is now,” Douglas said.