St. Kitts and Nevis is moving in the right direction, says Prime Minister Harris
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, March 18, 2019 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is moving in the right direction and with its unparalleled beauty and charm it is acting like a magnet, having attracted citizens of other countries who want to make it their home.
Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris made the revelation on Saturday March 16 while delivering the feature address at the Public Session of the third Annual Peoples Labour Party (PLP) National Convention held at the Patsy Allers Playground in West Basseterre.
“As we celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Team Unity Government, and at our third convention, we can feel proud as residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to be part of a beautiful history in the making,” said Prime Minister Harris, who is also the National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party, which is one of the three parties in the ruling Team Unity Administration.
“You heard it before me – our country is moving in the right direction,” said Dr Harris. “St. Kitts and Nevis has become the magnet for people everywhere, wanting a better quality of life.”
Persons have been coming from the United States of America, Canada, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, and Dominican Republic among other countries, and according to Prime Minister Harris, they have preferred to stay on because they fell in love with St. Kitts and Nevis having determined that the quality of life here was better. He noted that they are welcome to participate peacefully and productively in the country’s social economic life.
“You must ask yourself what it is about our beautiful country that so many people are becoming magnetised by the developments here and want to make our country their home.” commented Prime Minister Harris. “They like Marcus Garvey, the great black philosopher, are impressed by the beauty and charm of our country – the beauty of its physicality and the beauty and goodness of all Kittitians and Nevisians.”
The Peoples Labour Party, along with its colleagues and partners is engaged in creating a beautiful model of nation building with patriotic persons and entities, Dr Harris noted. The party was holding the convention in keeping with Article 5 of its Constitution which mandates that the convention should be held every March.
“We are here too out of love for our democratic way of life – people at the heart of the democracy which we promised,” said the PLP National Party Leader. “Their views, their needs, their wants, their aspirations and expectations are what prompt us into action. Yes, like all the entities in the Team Unity Movement, the Peoples Labour Party puts people first.”
The Peoples Labour Party’s National Political Leader took time to introduce members of the party’s new National Executive, which was largely returned unopposed with only two new members who were elected unopposed at the Private Session of the 2019 National Convention which was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort on Wednesday March 13.
Among those attending the PLP 2019 National Convention included the Chairman of the People’s Action Movement (PAM), one of the three political parties in the Team Unity Administration. The Nevis-based Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), the other party in the Team Unity Administration, was represented by Deputy Leader the Hon Alexis Jeffers, Minister the Hon Eric Evelyn, Junior Minister the Hon Hazel Brandy-Williams, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) PRO, Mr Keith Scarborough.