Deputy Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Hon. Marcella Liburd has spent most of her years serving and representing the people of Central Basseterre and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Marcella was born in Nevis Street and grew up in the Dorset/Soho/Market Street area. She is a product of the people of Central Basseterre and stands by and for her people.
Marcella attended Basseterre Girls’ School and Basseterre High School before pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the University of the West Indies.
She served as a teacher at the Basseterre High School and the Cayon High School until she was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 1994.
Marcella has always been a sports enthusiast and a member of the famed St. Kitts-Nevis National Netball team that captured the regional Netball Title in 1973. She is an avid fan of soccer and supports Manchester United.
In 2008, the people of Central Basseterre selected Marcella as their candidate to contest the election of January 25th, 2010. She was overwhelmingly successful at that election, and upon her election, she served as Minister of Health, Social and Community Development and Gender Affairs, and did so with distinction.
Marcella oversaw a surge of economic and community infrastructural development in Central Basseterre. Her contribution to Constituency No. 2 long predates her election, as she has long been involved in several educational and community-based projects.
As a member of government, Marcella was been instrumental in the fight for gender equality, family empowerment, crime prevention, improved healthcare, and better education. She pledges to deliver improved service in this regard with the hope of inspiring more women to enter politics and seek positions of leadership.
Ingrained in Marcella is an ability to identify with the experiences of her people and serve them with dignity to achieve positive outcomes.
Marcella’s passion is for helping people, especially the most vulnerable young men and women in Central Basseterre. As an elected official and representative, through her passion for sports, families, community development and gender equality, Marcella continues to offer solid opportunities for the upliftment and empowerment of the people of her constituency.
Using her legal skills, Marcella has assisted in drafting pieces of legislation that positively impact the lives of many, such as the Domestic Violence Act and the Equal Pay Act. She introduced Long Service Gratuity for persons working on the Industrial Estates. As a Senator and as Speaker of the National Assembly she has helped inspire and educate the public, particularly women and children, regarding their rights to dignity, maintenance, divorce and property ownership. Sher has been as advocate for women particularly those at risk of domestic violence, cancer and poverty.
Marcella has provided and will continue to provide opportunities for jobs, business development, training and promotion of cultural artistes in Central Basseterre. She continues to be fully engaged in community activities and projects. She loves serving children, young men and women, and the elderly.
Marcella wants to offer more affordable housing solutions and focus on soft skills development to transform young people’s talents and interests into sustainable careers. She believes in the dignity of those who are living at the margins of society.
Marcella deserves your support and is All In 2 Win for the people of Central Basseterre.