St. Kitts & Nevis exists in a unified and reliant region and world. Our Federation has a role to play in fostering democracy, justice and peace, but only if we are respected as a nation of character and laws.
Labour has worked extensively with state and non-state global actors to secure and sustain inward investment, tourism and trade and at key moments development and humanitarian assistance. Under Labour, St. Kitts & Nevis became the leading country in the OECS in most categories of development. We earned a justified reputation for regional leadership and innovation.
Labour believes regard for human rights, democracy and citizenship should be inculcated within everyone. This redounds to the benefit of all spheres of human interactions – the family, business, politics, cultural celebrations, religion and education. We are a patriotic party and will ensure Independence and National Heroes Day commemorations receive the highest public accord. The NextGen SKN Labour Movement will preserve the integrity of good governance, supporting structures and processes such as the Public Accounts Committee, the Integrity in Public Life Commission, and freedom of government information. Efforts to promote justice, peace and prosperity are most effective in a society rooted in positive and affirming values. Labour believes St. Kitts & Nevis can be such a society; one recognized by unswerving collective commitment to cooperation, responsibility, excellence, accountability and respect for self and others.
Over the twenty years of the former Labour Administration, St. Kitts & Nevis has always pursued an aggressive foreign policy. This included the establishment of new diplomatic missions and consulates in the strategic capitals of Taiwan, Dubai, Canada and Cuba. The tide of Globalization, which circles the globe, washes our shores with its benefits and burdens and unintended systemic consequences. As we commit to a NextGen SKN, our visionary domestic policies must be equally matched with strategic external relations. We will review and assess the of existing diplomatic missions and embassies to ensure their work programmes produce tangible benefits to our people. We will rebuild the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit in order to foster more active and significant representation at the CARICOM and OECS levels and improve partnership nationally. Labour will intensify diplomatic relations, cultural exchanges, trade and economic links with non-traditional states such as Latin America, and Asia as some of the fastest growing economies in the world.