(ZIZ News) — Members and supporters of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) came together on Sunday at the party’s headquarters for the 50th Anniversary Convention.
Several government ministers were in attendance, including Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris and Deputy Prime Minister, and PAM’s leader, the Hon. Shawn Richards.
The convention was held under the theme “Celebrating Our Legacy, Defining Our Future”.
Chairman of the PAM party, Valentine Lindsay said while the party has achieved victory at the polls, there is no time to become complacent.
“A weak PAM means a weak Team Unity. A weak and lazy PAM cannot ensure a second term for Team Unity. A disunited PAM does nothing positive for the team united in Team Unity. Yes we can celebrate our legacy but not at the expense of not defining our future,” he said.
In his presentation, the first Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sir Kennedy Simmonds reinforced Lindsay’s sentiments, saying that the strength of the Team Unity coalition lies in the strength of the individual parties.
“Team Unity is as strong as the sum of its parts and where maybe we can’t do everything, we can make sure that this part here remains strong and the stronger we become the more committed we can be to Team Unity,” he said
He also challenged the government ministers to always put the people first.
“And I will say to the ministers of government, whether you are PAM ministers or other ministers, you have responsibilities, yes I know, and you’ve got to go to this meeting and you’ve got to go to that meeting and they are important because they may have some influence on the economy or the country and all that. But at the end of the day, remember it is the people that put you there,” he said.
The PAM Golden Jubilee Convention also featured guest speaker Hon. Kenrick W. Clifton.