Cuban-trained doctor emerging as likely Labour Party candidate for St. Christopher 7
|District Medical Officer, Dr. Vance Gilbert with patient|
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 20TH 2013 (CUOPM) – A Cuban-trained medical practitioner is emerging as the likely candidate to contest the St. Christopher 7 seat for the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party in the next general elections.
A female caller to Tuesday’s weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister” expressed hurt at the betrayal to them and the Party of the current Labour Party representative, former Senior Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.
The caller said the majority of the constituents want Dr. Gilbert to be the Labour Party candidate and do not want to wait long for his launching.
Evoking a response, Prime Minister Douglas, who is also the Political Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, said it was time the people of that constituency benefit from a true and dedicated parliamentary representative.
“Who is Vance really? I believe she is referring to a young medical doctor, trained in Cuba, by the name of Dr. Vance Gilbert. He was born in the tiny, nestled village of Tabernacle. Dr. Vance Gilbert, his name has emerged recently as one of the potential candidates for Labour in Constituency #7, but at the moment is being held in Parliament by Dr. Timothy Harris.
This caller is saying that she cannot wait for the day, when the launching of Vance will take place. I too can’t wait for that day, because I believe it will be a day of rejoicing, jubilation, happiness and gladness. I am sure it will be a day when the people of Tabernacle would be so proud; the people of Belle Vue, Mansions, Christ Church, Molineux, Phillip’s, Boureyeaux, Ottley’s, Lodge Project and Village will also be proud,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
Dr. Douglas noted that when the people of St. Christopher 7 have shown their jubilation by electing Dr. Gilbert as their Parliamentary Representative, “they would have moved on from Dr. Harris who has turned his back on Labour, who has been one, sucking Labour’s breast for all these years. Now he has turned his back on Labour, and now the people are ready to turn their backs on him and move on to another representative.”
“I believe the people are saying they can’t wait like this caller; they can’t wait for this day to take place. I hope that the people of constituency #7 would be wise enough to choose a true man, a man who would befit what a true representative of the people would be and I believe from what they are saying Dr. Vance Gilbert will be that man,” Prime Minister Douglas said.