Our NEXTGEN SKN agenda for progress is an inclusive agenda that is the culmination of our conversations with the people. It is not about us – IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU! Our NEXTGEN SKN vision puts every man, woman and child at the very centre of our development planning, and putting people first is our highest priority. It is our covenant with you so that we can serve the interests of all generations of Kittitians and Nevisians from the cradle to the grave, in all sectors.
NEXTGEN SKN simply means using the best governance practices, and cutting edge, innovative technologies across all sector – Healthcare, Education, Economic Development, Social Services, etc – to allow for greater inclusion of all citizens, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, creed or political affiliation. NEXTGEN SKN is about giving the common man direct access to and influence over your government and ensuring that government policies excludes no one from experiencing and benefitting from our national prosperity agenda.
St Kitts & Nevis is the smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere by population. We have about 50,000 people and all hands must be on deck for us to achieve our social and economic goals. We cannot afford that after every general election, 45 per cent of our population are either victimized or marginalized and prevented from making their contribution to nation-building. This includes those in the diaspora as well.
Our NEXTGEN SKN approaches will ensure that our policies and plans are effective and impactful, and do the most for our federation’s development. The people who are affected by government’s policies must be included in the decision-making process.
The NEXTGEN SKN VISION will make sure that when St Kitts & Nevis progresses, the masses of the people are all onboard; not just a few politicians, their families and a few businesspeople.
Our NEXTGEN SKN VISION will create an environment where our young people can dream big and participate in the policy conversations of our country. Education for our young people will be a top priority.
Our NEXTGEN SKN VISION will restore the vibrancy of the economy and stimulate growth again.
Our NEXTGEN SKN VISION will put policies in place to empower our small business and create new entrepreneurs. One entrepreneur in every household will be our goal. The new Labour Government will teach the young people of St Kitts and Nevis how to invest their money and create wealth.
OUR NEXTGEN SKN VISION will engage our Diaspora in an institutionalized way to better communicate with you and partner with you on community development projects and the broader goals of nation building.
NEXTGEN SKN will provide incentives for farmers and fishermen with the systems, tools, support expertise, and resources that are needed to grow the agriculture industry.
Our NEXTGEN SKN VISION will ensure that Entertainers, Artists, Dancers and Fashion Designers get the necessary assistance to build their creative industry and international brands, and attract economic activity to every town and village in St Kitts & Nevis.
The new Labour Government will create a safe, just, confident and caring society where every citizen can live and work in peace and security, without the fear of victimization.
A NEXTGEN SKN VISION will ensure that all our nation’s children will be equipped with the tools to become masters of their own destiny. This is what a NEXTGEN SKN LABOUR government will do through education and social programming.
We must all work together to take our country forward. Collaboration is key. We must also collaborate with like-minded countries, non-state actors, businesses, corporations and entities in the Caribbean region and around the world who share our vision and from which we can get the resources, skills, knowledge and technology to achieve our mission to elevate the quality of life of all the people.
New ideas are coming; innovation is coming; and new leadership is coming with NEXTGEN SKN.