BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, PLP PR Media Inc. — The Peoples Labour Party showed its impressive growth and strength when on Saturday March 24 it hosted its second Annual National Convention, drawing a large turnout of nearly 700 participants under the huge tent at the Patsy Allers Recreational Ground in West Basseterre.
Thousands more watched the event live via social media, and others followed it via live broadcasting streams carried by local radio stations.
The Convention was spiced with a religious component led by the Peoples Labour Party Women’s Arm Representative Mrs Sonia Henry. It also featured young gospel entertainer Mr Nyquan Nisbett, and well-known artiste Dejour – St. Kitts and Nevis Pride.
Fraternal greets came from Team Unity Partners led by Hon Shawn Richards, Leader of the People’s Action Movement (PAM), the Hon Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Leader of the Nevis-based Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), and key supporters including Mr Anthony Ross QC, and Dr Anthony Sebastian out of Canada.
Mr Ross and Dr Sebastian were two of the first in the Diaspora to publicly endorse the Peoples Labour Party.
Dr George Walker of the New Democratic Party (NDP) of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines brought fraternal greetings from St. Vincent. Mr Alva Pemberton brought fraternal from New York, and Mr Lennox Liburd brought and delivered a powerful message of his loyalty to Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, and Team Unity Movement.
Prime Minister Harris and Leader of the Peoples Labour Party and Team Unity delivered a powerful and sterling address in which he affirmed his enduring commitment to Unity, and to PLP’s dynamic and supportive role as a grassroots party delivering votes for the Team as a whole.
The Peoples Labour Party Leader said the country will face the choice of moving forward with the outstanding works of the Team Unity Administration, or retrogressing backward with the stale-dated and disloyal Opposition Party.
High energy and enthusiasm were evident everywhere for PM Harris and for Unity.
Represented were Dr the Right Hon and Right Excellent Sir Kennedy Simmonds, National Hero; Members of the Federal Cabinet, and the Nevis Island Administration, members of the diplomatic and consular corps, former Ministers Mr Hugh Heyliger, Ambassador Michael Powell, Ambassador Constance Mitchum, and Mr Richard Caines.