St Kitts and Nevis: PM Harris praises PLP to contest upcoming general elections
St Kitts and Nevis: PM Harris praises PLP to contest upcoming general elections

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister and leader of the People’s Labour Party, Dr Timothy Harris, addressed at the Official Opening of Campaign Headquarters on 14 June 2022. He welcomed the executive members of the People’s Labour Party and all the well-wishers at home and abroad.

He further stated that this is a celebration and an important milestone for our political party.

He started his address and mentioned, “Our message of delivering a secure future, our message of growing the economy, our message of protecting the people, and our message of creating more jobs.”

Furthermore, he said that PLP’s sign to you, to all voters, that we are ready for this election. The party is prepared to keep being the people’s voice. PLP is ready to keep delivering the secure future the people of our beloved Federation so deserve.

Prime Minister Harris also shared a record of the achievements.

He was quoted as, “As Prime Minister, I am proud of how far we have come. Our streets are safer. Our economy is stronger than many in the region. Our people are protected, especially during COVID-19; we did all we could to keep you safe and save your lives. But we did more; we provided you with financial assistance and support. Indeed, we offered one of the largest stimulus packages in the hemisphere. Truth be told, we have offered three (3) such stimulus packages so far.”

“We have not done this alone. We have done this by working with and for the people. Only the People’s Labour Party welcomes all, no matter your past political affiliations. You can see it here tonight. We have PAM; we have Labour; we have PLP; we have CCM; we have NRP. We even have those who are non-aligned. We will work with all our citizens and residents to keep delivering a secure future for everyone. The evidence of our delivery is there for all to see in our track record in Government. Some of it bears repeating,” he added.

He also highlighted how the PLP protected St Kitts and Nevis people from the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PLP has been working to reverse the soaring crime. St Kitts and Nevis has one of the lowest homicide statistics in over 20 years. What a record. When it comes to protecting the nation, PLP’s leadership is the best. The political parties have been creating jobs and opportunities for the young people of the twin-island Federation.

The People’s Labour Party has been investing in St Kitts and Nevis’s future, our infrastructure, and our education and health systems.

He also took note of creating new opportunities in films and the creative arts.

“We have achieved so much. In difficult times, we have overcome huge challenges on behalf of the people. But there can be no pause in our efforts, no let-up in our fight on behalf of the people. Let us never lose sight of the stronger and safer future we can have,” the Prime Minister further asserted.

Prime Minister Harris welcomed all here today and looks forward to campaigning with them over the coming weeks. He stated, “I invite our candidates for constituency number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 to stand with me to demonstrate what a great and united team we are and will continue to be.”

“We are a team focused on delivering for the people. A team that has a plan. A team that will work alongside me. We have strong leadership, experience and the work ethic needed to see us through what is coming,” PM Harris added.

He further appealed to work hard to deliver all eight (8) seats to the People’s Labour Party. Let’s work together with all the people to continue providing a secure future for all the people.

He underlined, “We are one people, one country, and we deserve a stronger, safer future. I hereby declare the People’s Labour Party Campaign Headquarters officially…. Open! I say we welcome all. Come be with us. Work with us and vote for us. Vote for a broad base and inclusive party that welcomes all – that party is the PLP.”

“Thank you, St Kitts and Nevis, for this opportunity to lead at such a time like this,” Prime Minister concluded.