BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH high levels of confidence that they would unseat the Dr. Timothy Harris administration at next month’s General Elections, the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) is promising a major infrastructure development in the twin-island Federation.
The General Elections are slated for August 5, and the Dr. Terrance Drew-led SKNLP is promising to use its infrastructure plan to create jobs and spur economic growth and development as the Federation rebounds from the economic ravage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drew cited unemployment as a major challenge among the young people in St. Kitts and Nevis; a challenge which he noted is a cause for concern.
He believes that construction of the Basseterre High School would create meaningful employment for the young people.
“We are going to start a massive infrastructure development. Infrastructure development will see good things coming to you here in St. Kitts and Nevis. We will build the Basseterre High School, we will build that new hospital, and we will start the construction of our 2,000 modern houses here in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Drew told a gathering of supporters at the party’s rally in Constituency Five last evening (Jul. 21).
The SKNLP’s Constituency Eight representative suggested that the spin-off would positively impact everyone in the Federation.
Political pundits have laid out that the SKNLP is starting ahead of the pack going into the General Elections, and that has given the party a lot of confidence with its manifesto promises.
Dr. Drew has outlined a number of the plans for the country, should he become the next prime minister, and is adamant that the SKNLP would be the best choice to lead the Federation out of the economic challenges resulting from COVID-19.
“We are serious about our Small Business Ministry. We want to see you, the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, come with your innovative ideas and non-traditional ways of building businesses here in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Drew added.
He pledged the party’s fullest support for enhancement of small businesses in the Federation, where a business friendly environment would allow for expansion overseas for exports.
While throwing a jab at the incumbent Prime Minister and Leader of the People’s Labour Party, Dr. Timothy Harris, the SKNLP’s Leader explained that while in Constituency Seven the young people had indicated that they want jobs and not a “handout”.
“Today I was in Constituency Seven and the young people of Number Seven, they are saying to me that they can’t find jobs in this country. They have been failed by Timothy Harris, and that is why I am telling people not to count out comrade Leon Natta,” added Drew.
The SKNLP has stepped up its campaign following the announcement that General Elections will be held on August 5, with July 26 being Nomination Day.