Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 27, 2020 (St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party): – Former prime minister and current political leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) on Sunday night extended the olive branch of forgiveness and reconciliation during a virtual session leading to next Friday’s Federal Elections.
Dr Douglas in remarks at what was dubbed a homecoming and reconciliation event organised by the NextGen SKN Labour Party on Sunday also extend the olive branch of forgiveness and reconciliation to all supporters who broke ranks.
“Let us all come back together, Labour is open. Let us all do it together and in one accord, find the new good,” said Dr Douglas, who earlier accepted the endorsements of former ministers, deputy prime minister His excellency Sam Condor and former tourism minister, Mr Dwyer Astaphan.
Condor, Douglas’ deputy in government and party noted he had
have examined all the persons available and “I think that the Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is the best person to lead the country at this time and in all circumstances, especially post-COVID-19 and taking the country forward.”
Dwyer Astaphan who served three terms holding various portfolios was also engaged in a frank and candid discussion about the process towards healing of the relationship among long-time friends after a period of painful separation.
“Lessons are learnt when friendships are broken. When friendship is repaired, there is no limit to what good can come from it,” said Douglas.
“Reconciliation is important to the Labour Party, in order to assist it in healing…The concept of NextGen speaks to inclusiveness, as much as being modern, visionary and futuristic. We could not seriously advance all these things unless we went through this period of reconciliation and renewal …If the Party is to regain its former strength and glory, we must make sure that the factors which led to its weakening situation must be looked at and corrected. It is about building from where we were to where we need to be in the future. This is critical,” exclaimed the veteran political leader when asked why reconciliation was so important at this time