Labour’s 2015 manifesto takes St. Kitts and Nevis “to the next level”

Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) — St. Kitts and Nevis dubbed “the bright spot in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is ready to be taken to next level by the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Government.

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, in a message in the 2015 Manifesto, which outlines the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party’s plans and programmes for the next five years said the electorate have much to be proud of.

“Our hard work over the last five years has made us a leading nation in the Caribbean. Now we can look to a bigger and brighter future – a future of green energy, technological innovation, world-class education and healthcare, and diverse employment opportunities for our entire population,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

He said that the stage has been set under the Labour government for St. Kitts and Nevis, not only to be the No.1 country in the Eastern Caribbean, but the smallest developed country in the world.

“In this document you will find the comprehensive proposal of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party on how we will take our Federation to the next level,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who noted that the Labour Party was founded to become the voice of the people and that commitment remains unchanged.

He added that a sixth-term Labour Party Government will continue to deliver real progress and real change for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, both at home and around the world.

“To achieve this, the Labour Party is changing. We are proud to present to you our young, vibrant candidates; our fresh policy proposals; our visionary alliance with our brothers and sisters in Nevis; and of course our stronger-than-ever desire to continue to serve you. We have selected the best and brightest among us to represent the people of our Federation. As individuals, we are uniquely equipped to move St. Kitts and Nevis forward with a breadth of expertise ranging from medicine to law, engineering to finance, technology to management and beyond – precisely the blend of insights and specialties necessary to formulate responsible policies in an increasingly complex world,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

Dr. Douglas said the 83-year-old Labour Party presents to the voters of this country a team of candidates with “balance and diversity, youth and wisdom, dynamism and experience, brought together through shared beliefs in the motto of our party, “For The Good That We Can Do.”

Stating that not all times were easy, Prime Minister Douglas said the 2010 election was a celebration of democracy and progress across the nation, yet the mandate received was to ensure progress despite the adverse financial environment.

“Together we embarked on a journey to save our blessed Federation from the turmoil of the global financial crisis,” he said.

Campaigning for a new mandate, Prime Minister Douglas said the time is now for the men and women of the Federation to decide who shall be made responsible, in Cabinet and in Parliament, for the decisions that will determine the direction of the 31-year-old independent state.

“What we have achieved is worth maintaining. Let’s give our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters a chance to continue benefitting from real progress and real change,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

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