Workers march in solidarity on Labour Day

ZIZ News…May 7, 2012 — The streets of Basseterre were filled once again as the traditional Labour Day March made its way into Basseterre from its usual starting point in the village.

This followed the laying of the wreaths at the St. Peters Church Cemetery and the Springfield Cemetery in Basseterre.

The march was led by the energetic looking Pom Pom girls dressed in the their red and white outfit followed by Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and his cabinet colleagues, representatives of the St. Kitts Nevis Trades and Labour Union and supporters of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour party. Many persons also carried placards depicting aspects of the growth in the economy and some carried pictures of the present and past Labour leaders.

Music for the march was provided by DJ Ronnie Rascal and the Collision Band as they took the traditional route back to the Patsy Allers Playing Field where the Labour leader the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas addressed the large crowd of supporters.

The Labour Day celebrations is expected to finish after midnight.

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