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Hundreds of supporters and concerned citizens answered the call to march and demonstrate that was made by the political Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party during an SKNLP Public Meeting in St. Paul’s just one day prior.
Since December 1, 2019, the veteran politician and Leader of the Opposition, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, has put the Harris administration on notice that their time in office would expire on February 16, 2020 which would mark five full years since the last general elections were held in 2015.
The massive crowd wound its way through the streets of Basseterre on Friday afternoon ringing bells, blaring horns and bearing placards with slogans such as “Tick Tock: Time is Up”; “Spoiled Pier; Rotten Leadership; Expired Government” and “Change the Change”, as onlookers cheered and joined in the chanting.
“After five whole years of rampant corruption, nepotism and victimization, our people are fed up and it is now time for [this government] to go. Their time has expired, it is time to remove them off the shelf,” said Dr. Douglas on behalf of the serious, but jubilant crowd. “The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is ready to bring hope, relief and opportunity back to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and to ease the squeeze they have been feeling,” he continued.
The march culminated at Central Street, Basseterre, where a Youth Rally was organized by Young Labour, the youth arm of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party around the theme: “We Fed-up. We Tired. We Want Change”. One-by-one the emerging young leaders of the SKNLP informed the crowd about the party’s NextGen SKN Vision 2020 in areas such as “Strengthening Families and Communities”, “Safety and Security”, “21st Century Jobs and Economy”, “Making Public Health and Healthcare Better”, and “Prioritizing Sports, Arts, Culture and Heritage”. The Political Leader topped off the evening with a rousing message to the youth encouraging them to take their vote and this election very seriously and to “never give up their power”.