SKNLP Conference, A Time for Reflection and Preparation
ZIZ NEWSROOM, BASSETERRE, ST.KITTS, MAY 15, 2011 – The 79th Annual St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party conference on Sunday has been described as a time for reflection and planning the way forward.
The conference was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and was attended by government ministers, other dignitaries and party supporters.
During the opening ceremony chairman of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, The Hon Dr Timothy Harris said at age 79, this is a time to look back at the party’s accomplishments over the years.
“We witness here truly revolutionary changes in the socio-political and economic life of our people. We saw our people once oppressed and denied, over time, being able to improve their conditions of life with the advent of Labour Workers League way back in 1932,” he said.
Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party, The Hon Dr Denzil Douglas said his party has always been committed to ensuring equal rights for all.
“From the moment of the birth of this great organization 79 years ago the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party has refused to be sidetracked, refused to be distracted, refused to be defeated in our own determination to get for every man, woman and child in this country what some thought should belong to just a few,” he said.
He said that at 79 years there is no time to relax. They must continue to plan ahead.
“We are not standing in one place now. We continue to move on! We continue to move one because we must be here for another seventy-nine years and beyond, my comrades,” he said.
The conference also featured the presentation of prizes to the contestants in the recent Miss Labour pageant.
Minister of community services, Hon Marcella Liburd also presented awards to Mothers of the Year chosen from each constituency.