Leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), the Rt Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas said his party’s NEXTGEN Team of Candidates for the upcoming general elections is committed to a bold agenda that envisions an inclusive society that puts every man, woman and child at the very center of the nation’s development planning.
Addressing the 87th annual conference of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party at the St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino, Dr Douglas said “putting people first is our highest priority.”
The former prime minister told delegates that the private sector will vote for fair competition for their businesses to grow and expand in a thriving national economy.
In his message to the delegates, Dr Douglas said the young people are saying that they will vote to ensure that “everyone must eat,” and wish to see vibrancy in the economy once again that will bring high paying jobs back to our country and have access to opportunities for educational and economic advancement.
“We, in the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party understand that good governance first requires good people who have been carefully selected and groomed to lead. This is why, on the last leg of my legacy, I am extremely proud to lead into office such a fine, mature and seasoned slate candidates who will work diligently to help take this country to the next level,” said the four term prime minister who boldly stated that the candidates standing before them at conference 87 are their chosen leaders who are “upstanding, highly motivated, capable and committed group of young professionals with a proven record of service who have rolled up their sleeves and are ready to get to work for you! They are indeed a NextGen SKN Dream Team – as you have been calling them, and they have asked me to coach them and prepare them to become the best set of leaders that St Kitts and Nevis has ever seen,” Dr. Douglas stated.
He said the Party’s slate for the next general elections are a unified team and a balanced team, mixing youth and experience and professionals of every orientation – law, medicine, engineering, education, entertainment, sports, business and accounting, “but most of all they are leaders who love and care for the people. They are humble, honest and competent to serve with integrity.”