St Kitts and Nevis: The general elections took place in the twin-island Federation vote counting is underway. As a result of many constituencies declared, the statics shows that St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) is winning the general elections in 2022.
As per the current statistics, three out of eleven seats are claimed by the SKNLP, and in the rest three seats, the SKNLP candidates are leading with a noticeable margin.
The political leaders of SKNLP who have been declared as winners are –
Constituency #3 candidate – Konris Maynard bagged the seat with 1,747 votes. His opponent candidates Akilah Byron-Nisbett of Peoples Labour Party and Kervin Freeman of Peoples Action Movement garnered 720 and 300 votes, respectively.
Maynard, also popular as King Konris, was born on 8 July 1983 on the island of St Kitts. The most notable achievement of the leader was winning Saint Kitts and Nevis National Calypso Show four times in succession, which is considered a record only he holds. Maynard has also won the fifth crown to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Maynard has been contesting the general elections for SKNLP for St Christopher #3 since 2015. Prior to this victory, he sat as a member of the opposition Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party.
Constituency #4 candidate – Samal Duggins won with 1269 votes. Other candidates Lindsey Grant of the People’s Actions Movement and Kendale Liburd of Peoples Labour Party, claimed 761 and 293 votes, respectively.
The multi-talented entrepreneur and youth activist who was Valedictorian for both the Dr William Connor Primary and the Verchilds High Schools earned an Academic Scholarship and was named the top scholar of the Bottling Company scholarship students. He completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Marketing from the University of the West Indies.
Samal established the Samal Duggins Academic Excellence Award for outstanding students at the Bronte Welsh Primary School, Tyrrell Williams Primary School and the Verchilds High School, his Alma Mater, where he returned as a Math Teacher. Of his many talents, Samal penned the UNESCO Small Island Voice theme song, was awarded the Liamuiga Youth Award and was named one of the best 25 students in the history of the Verchilds High School.
He has ventured into farming and runs the award-winning Montraville Farm in Franklands Estate, Old Road St Kitts and has also been named 2001 Man of the Year for Agriculture.
Constituency #6 Candidate – Dr Denzil Douglas won 1926 seats and became the parliamentary representative for the constituency. Other candidates – Troy Flanders of Peoples Action Movement bagged 98 votes, and Marc Williams of People Labour party claimed 309 votes.
Denzil Llewellyn Douglas has served as Prime Minister of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis for 20 years, from 1995-2015. He was also Minister of Finance, Sustainable Development, Human Resources Development, Constituency Empowerment and Social Security. He represents St Christopher #6 as their Member of Parliament (MP).