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Posted: Thursday 2 June, 2022 at 3:16 PM

Labour's Central Basseterre Marsha Henderson promises revitalisation, housing, opportunities for young people 

Marsha Henderson
By: Erasmus Williams, Press Release

    BASSETERRE, ST KITTS, June 2, 2022 - The St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) female candidate for St Christopher 2 in the upcoming general elections, Marsha Henderson has laid out a solid plan for the revitalisation of Central Basseterre, opportunities for young people and an improvement of the lives of all its residents.

     

    In her maiden presentation, Henderson, a lawyer by profession pointed to what she termed "the blatant disregard for the people’s development and callous abuse of the country’s resources," which helped to guide her decision to represent their interests in the lawmaking body and the next St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Cabinet.

     

    "This is why I stand before you tonight, ready and willing and eager to serve. I come for this work. I can truly say I am that I am honoured and am proud to be a member of this great party and to be your candidate for Central Basseterre," said Henderson, who grew up and lives in the community.

     

    Henderson, who has been touching base with the residents noted the areas of concern.

     

    "I recognize that one of your main concerns voiced is a lack of housing as well as a lack of affordable housing. As your elected representative, this is a problem that I will work diligently to make a thing of the past. Working with an SKNLP administration, I will ensure that C#2 residents can take advantage of the home and business financing programmes that we have planned.

     

    Throughout the constituency, there is an urgent need for proper road maintenance and the construction of proper drainage. Areas inside Shadwell East and some parts of New Road Housing still need proper roads to be built. All this will be changed for the better with a St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party at the helm," she told the enthusiastic crowd.

     

    Promising solid plans for community maintenance and development, Henderson said Central Basseterre will not be marginalised.

     

    "As your representative, I will work to ensure that C#2 residents get better treatment, and better access to resources and opportunities so they will be empowered and better able to take charge and change their lives for the better," said Henderson, who has spent the last 18 years as a lawyer defending the rights of people from all walks of life in the Magistrates Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal. 

     

    She said the high unemployment rate in Central Basseterre is a concern as many persons have complained that they are without an idea as to how they will meet their bills for the next month.

     

    "Many of you have lost your jobs during the pandemic and even now, so many are still out of work, some of you for more than two years. That can’t be right. I will work on your behalf to bring an end to your pain.

     

    "With a new visionary Labour administration, investors will return to St Kitts and Nevis. We will see new developments and incentives for small and medium-sized businesses. This will help to provide more jobs for the people for Central Basseterre. More jobs means a better life. Life will better with Labour," Henderson said.

     

    In a special message to residents of McKnight, Henderson said the SKNLP's overall plan for urban redevelopment will see a revamping and upgrading of the community to better serve all of the community’s residents and accommodate its growth.

     

    "You know what all of this activity will do? Comrades, it will provide jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs for our people, especially our young people whose fertile minds," said Henderson.

     

     

     

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