BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, July 10, 2013– Scores of young Nationals from St. Kitts and Nevis continue to make their presence known and heard with strong endorsements for the Dr Denzil Douglas led Labour Government, during Political meetings being held by the St Kitts Nevis Labour Party.
At meetings held in constituencies two (Central Basseterre), four (Old Road), seven (Mansion) and three (West Basseterre), young people have taken the platform to voice strong support and full confidence by expressing their views in support of government, while addressing issues that are important to them. Education, Housing, Employment, Health and Entrepreneurship have been some of the focal points highlighted by these young men and women on the platform.
Addressing a very supportive crowd in Old Road, Zaiesha Joseph a first year student at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, spoke of how the Labour Party administration through its affordable quality housing initiative has transformed the quality of life for her family. Ms Joseph expressed gratitude that because of Governments commitment to Education, from Early Childhood to Secondary, she had the foundation to perform outstandingly in CXC examiniations attaining passes in 10 subjects. She told the audience that with Labour, it’s not whether a college education is possible, it is rather which opportunity to embrace.
In Central Basseterre, Lillian Baker, a young resident of Dominican decent spoke of the ties that bind her transplanted community to the wider St Kitts and Nevis community. Dominican families here, are not here by accident, but they are a part of us, they are family, they are the sons and daughters and grandchildren of Kittitians and Nevisians who migrated in years when things were bad. She said, stories told by their elders of the great improvements done by the Labour Party over the years are what inspired many to come to the land of their forefathers. She praised the Labour Party for it’s inclusiveness and embracement of the Dominican community. Not yet old enough to vote, she encouraged all from 18 to 108 to exercise their franchise when the time comes and vote Labour. In a passionate plea she encouraged young people to embrace the opportunities provided by the Labour Party Government. She told the large crowd, that someday she will be Dr Lillian Baker, and it is possible because she has seen the reality of her dream in Drs’ Wilson, Alexander and Gilbert, dreams that came to reality under Labour.
Patonenia Gilbert spoke with passion of the programs introduced by the Labour Party Government, and expressed her delight with the advancements in Health care, housing, job training and jobs for young people. She encouraged listeners to be mindful of rhetoric and see the substance Labour has provided.
Local entertainer Rolensha Henry took to the stage in Mansion and did a rendition of “I see Money Coming”, to show her confidence in the continued investment and economic growth of St Kitts and Nevis, after a recent announcement of approval of approximately one Billion dollars ($1,000,000,000 ECD) in construction projects.
Young people in St Kitts and Nevis are actively involved in the political arena and are making their voices heard with strong endorsements for Labour and such was evident last week when a group hosted a discussion on ZIZ Television voicing their support for the policies, programs and the leadership of St Kitts and Nevis under Dr Denzil Douglas. The young people are engaged, and their choice, is LABOUR.