(ZIZ News) — A new St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party constituency office is now officially opened in Haynes Smith Village.
Following weeks of construction work, the new office was opened during a ceremony on Saturday evening.
The Labour Party’s candidate for Constituency Number Seven, Dr. Vance Gilbert said the opening of the office demonstrates the progressive movement of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.
“And this shows what the new vision of Labour is about. We are moving on to carry out the work that has been started by the stalwarts of the past. We are moving on to ensure that there is representation for all the people of our constituencies; not just for one set of people; not just for one colour people; not for one side of people; not for one area alone but for all the people of this constituency and all the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said.
Parliamentary representative for constituency number four, Hon Glenn Phillip then gave a solid endorsement of Konris Maynard, based primarily on the work he has done so far in the area.
“I have seen him work tirelessly on behalf of the people of Number Three; whether it is to improve the roads; whether it is the Softball League, we have seen it under lights a couple of months ago; we have seen him in the construction of the playing field in Boyd’s. Comrades, how do you judge someone’s future? We look at his past and we can look at the future and see what this person is really all about and when I see what Konris has done for the people of Constituency Number Three, I know that constituency number three has a gem of a man in Konris Maynard,” he said.
Maynard, who is the Labour Party’s candidate for Constituency Number Three, noted that the new constituency office symbolizes his long term commitment to the people of the area.
“And that is why I had to bring you this, this brand new spanking constituency office because I wanted to show you how serious I am about you. If I was only thinking short-term, I would just clear a piece of land and put down a container to move later. If I was only thinking short-term, I would just clear a piece of land and put down a container to move later but I have dug a foundation, a foundation rooted in stone and rock that cannot be moved because I am here to stay,” he said.
Saturday’s ceremony came just days after the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party opened the first ever constituency office in Boyd’s Village.