Labour Party’s Deputy Leader Hon. Liburd Says Kittitians & Nevisians Owe Their Lives To Those Honoured At 2018 Requiem Mass
11th June, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSSFM) – The multitude of rights and privileges people the length and breadth of St. Kitts and Nevis enjoy today, would not have existed if it had not been for the indelible contributions and fight of the persons honoured at the 2018 St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party’s Requiem Mass.
This was the message delivered by the SKNLP’s Deputy Leader, Hon. Marcella Liburd, in her keynote address at the church service held yesterday, June 10th, 2018 at the St. Peters Anglican Church.
This year, in addition to seven individuals who have been honoured in past years, ten new persons were nominated and recognized for their involvement in and contributions to the Labour movement.
The new 2018 honourees were Ralph Tota, Dawud ‘Mudada’ Byron, Joseph Hanley, Cyril Delaney, David Samuel Humphreys, Joseph ‘Barham’ Buchanan, Andrew Laplace, Ms. Sarah Eunice Elizabeth Williams and Mr and Mrs Basil and Cynthia Tucket.
They joined the ranks of His Excellency Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, C. A. Paul Southwell, Joseph Nathaniel France, Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, Lee L. Moore, Esmond St. John Payne and Charles E. Mills.
Hon. Marcella recalled the honourees’ bravery in speaking out against inequality and their commitment and dedication to the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.
Hon. Liburd also spoke to the historic significance of June 10th, for the Labour Party and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, noting that those who stand with the Labour Party today must remember the sacrifices of the honourees.
As part of the ceremony, family members of each of the honourees lit a candle and accepted a certificate on their behalf.
SKNLP Political leader Rt. Hon Dr. Denzil Douglas and community leader Lean Natta rendered the first and second readings.
Party Chairman, Dr. Terrance Drew gave the closing remarks.