BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 16TH 2013 (CUOPM) – As the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party gears up for its “Full Confidence” 81st Annual Conference on Sunday 19th May, 2013, the National Political Leader, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said the party will be reviewing its very rich political history and how it has been successful on the delivery of public goods and services to all of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Responding to questions from the media at his monthly press conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister Douglas said the Labour Party Conference at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort will “again emphasise how much we have invested in our people as a government at great costs.”
“Investing in education and healthcare, in the infrastructural development in sustaining our families, in building stronger and safer communities because these really have been the pillars of the Labour Party’s commitment to our people,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
He also pointed out that as a party in conference, the Labour Party “naturally would have to reflect on our diversified experiences and we would use the opportunity on Sunday to define a sustainable roadmap within the challenging framework of globalisation and the continuing and prolonged global economic and financial recession.”
“I believe that the inspirational character of our leaders would have to be acknowledged in this conference on Sunday. One that would have to be characterised as compassionate, caring, as we prepare to build on our forefathers political legacy in constructing a pathway for national sustainability,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who is expected to be re-elected unopposed as National Political Leader.
Dr. Douglas also said that the Labour Party’s Conference will be also be about nation building.
“The Labour Party conference will be about how we can develop the institutional capacity to carry forward the agenda that has been crafted as a result of the mandate that has been given to us in 2010. I believe that the conference of course will be about the institutional adaptability in the world of digital democratic politics. In other words, that party conference will exude confidence, confidence in the leadership, confidence of the supporters, confidence in moving forward to yet another massive political victory when the elections are called and that is why the theme is ‘Full Confidence in our continued growth and resilience’,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
The Public Session of the Labour Party conference on Sunday, which will be attended by scores of delegates, invited guests from the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, the business community and other non-governmental organisations will feature welcome remarks by the acting Party Chairman, the National Political Leader, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and the featured speaker.
Mothers, representing the 8 constituencies on St. Kitts, will also be honoured during the public session.
In the private session, the delegates will receive the Report from the National Executive and the Financial and Auditors’ Reports.
Resolutions from the National Executive, Labour Women, Young Labour and the 8 Constituencies on St. Kitts, will also be presented for debate and approval.
New Officers will also be elected to serve for one year.