PLP Constituency office will empower the people of West Basseterre,says Byron-Nisbett
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, March 25, 2019 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — To ensure that the people of St. Christopher Three (West Basseterre) benefit from Team Unity’s Prosperity Agenda, Team Unity’s Caretaker in the constituency Senator the Hon Akilah Byron-Nisbett has feverishly been lobbying for them and on Saturday March 23 went a step further with the opening of a constituency office at Lime Kiln Industrial Park.
“We are bringing a level of convenience to the people of West Basseterre, the likes of which have never been seen or heard of before,” said the Hon Byron-Nisbett, who is the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Deputy National Political Leader and the Chairperson of the PLP Constituency Number Three Executive Branch, at the opening ceremony of the PLP Constituency Number Three Branch office. “We are empowering the people of West Basseterre.”
The colourful ceremony was graced with the presence of Prime Minister, and National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris who delivered the feature address. In his address Dr Harris praised Senator Byron-Nisbett’s parents, who were present, Mr Terence and Mrs Althea Byron for supporting their daughter.
Others present included Senior Minister and Minister of Labour, Social Security, and Ecclesiastical Affairs the Hon Vance Amory, and Mrs Vernie Amory; Minister of Agriculture, Health et al, the Hon Eugene Hamilton; first Prime Minister and only living National Hero, the Right Hon and Right Excellent Dr Sir Kennedy Simmonds, and Lady Mary Simmonds; Ambassadors Constance Mitchum, and Sydney Osborne; Mr Tony Ross QC, who is a former People’s Action Movement (PAM) parliamentary candidate for West Basseterre; and Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Founder Member, Mr Antonio Maynard.
Addressing the huge gathering at the parking lot of the CMR Building, which houses the PLP Constituency Number Three Branch office on the ground floor in Unit E, Senator Byron-Nisbett said as the Caretaker for the constituency she had listened to the people’s needs in the areas of lands, housing, roads and sporting infrastructure and having lobbied the relevant authorities, the people of West Basseterre are now seeing the fruits of her efforts.
“I also listened as you told me that you needed easier access to meet with me,” said the Hon Byron-Nisbett. “That you needed to have a place within the constituency where you can come meet with me and talk with me one-on-one. And now, the Peoples Labour Party has heeded the call and today we are opening the Peoples Labour Party West Basseterre Branch office, so that the people of West Basseterre will be able to have easier access to their Caretaker.”
The office, she informed, will offer more than just access to their Caretaker. They will also be able to meet with the Leader of the Peoples Labour Party and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, who in 2015 had committed to the people of West Basseterre that he would be available to them. She added that Prime Minister Harris was a man of his word; one who says what he means and means what he says. She noted that the opening of the office was the realisation of his promise to the people of West Basseterre.
The office, which will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday, will also serve the people of West Basseterre wishing to access government services. A fulltime secretary Ms Crystal Boyles, apart from making appointments for persons to have one-on-one meetings with the Caretaker, will also provide them with information on various offerings by the government so that they are kept informed.
“When we go inside, you will see an office which reflects the standard at which we are here to serve the people of West Basseterre,” Senator Byron-Nisbett told the gathering before a tour of the office. “We believe that the people of West Basseterre deserve the very best, and as such we have created a comfortable environment and a space where persons can come and feel welcomed and that you are properly served. It is all about you. We are here to deliver #WestLove. We are here to ensure that the commitment made to the people of West Basseterre is kept.”