PM rallies supporters ahead of elections

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis: Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas, has urged supporters to prepare for an election battle, as he was re-elected unopposed as leader of the ruling St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party for the 21st consecutive year.

Douglas, who will lead the party into the polls expected later this year, made the rallying call to delegates at his party’s annual conference yesterday.

“We must get out into the highways and by-ways, making sure that every person that is 18 years old and over and who is not registered to becoming registered over the next few months,” he said. “Get ready to make the very important mark in your life and that is the ‘X’ to elect another government – another Labour government – and make that powerful statement that we have been making for the last 14 years.”

Douglas contended that his government was the best to lead the country in light of the global economic crisis.

“St. Kitts and Nevis is working and working and if something is working, why do you have to go and touch, change it and fix it? St .Kitts and Nevis is working. It is working for you. It is working for all of us,” he said.

Others who were re-elected unopposed at the conference were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth Affairs, Labour, Social Security, Information and Technology, Sam Condor, as deputy national leader; Minister of Finance, International Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs, Dr Timothy Harris, as national chairman; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, Labour, Social Security, Information and Technology, Nigel Carty, as national vice chairman.

Also re-elected without any challengers were national secretary, Wanda Connor; national assistant secretary, Joseph O’Flaherty and Kirt Lewis as national treasurer.

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