St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party to unveil activities for 80th Anniversary celebrations

National Political Leader of the ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas.
National Chairman of the ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Senior Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 22ND 2012 (CUOPM) -Activities to mark the 80th Anniversary of the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) will be unveiled at a Press Conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The SKNLP National Political Leader, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; National Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris and National Secretary, Mrs. Diana Williams-Humphreys will meet announce the events and provide details at a 3:00 P.M. press conference at Masses House – home of the Labour Party Secretariat and the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union.

Invitations for an 80th Anniversary Thanksgiving Church Service to be held this coming Sunday 26th February at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church has already been sent out. The Service begins at 4:30 P.M.

At the first Cabinet meeting for the year, Prime Minister Douglas noted that the anniversary presents an opportunity for renewal and for a reaffirmation of the principles upon which the Labour Party has been built.

Giving a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing St. Kitts and Nevis, the history of the Labour Party including its many accomplishments to date and a preview of the agenda that the government ought to pursue throughout the current year, Prime Minister Douglas, who is also the Chairman of the Cabinet, expressed very firmly that despite the manifold challenges that are besetting the nation, as indeed the entire world, the Labour Party is the Party of greatest relevance to the lives of people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, signified in part by recent political developments within the Caribbean region.

The Prime Minister remained hopeful of the prospect of improved fiscal stability, economic growth and social improvement. In identifying key areas of focus for the year 2012, the Prime Minister highlighted the continuing role that the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs must play in providing safety-nets for the socially vulnerable groups of people in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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