By LR Liburd
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
For the 28th consecutive time in the 84-year history of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas was re-elected Leader of the twin-island Federation’s oldest political party.
The 63-year-old former and longest serving Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis was returned as Political Leader of the SKNLP at this year’s Annual Conference during the Business Session of its election of Officers and Members of the National Executive.
The Convention was held on Sunday (May 22) in the Conference Room of the Royal St. Kitts Hotel in Frigate Bay.
In addition to members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, a large number of prominent citizens and business leaders, as well as politicians and supporters from Nevis, the event was attended by hundreds of delegates and supporters from the eight Constituencies on St. Kitts as well as party members from abroad.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Asim Martin was returned as Deputy Political Leader, while Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Two, the Hon. Marcella Liburd was unopposed in retaining her position as the Party’s Chairman.
The Party’s representative for Constituency Eight, Dr. Terrance Drew, was elected unopposed as Vice Chairman, replacing Parliamentarian Senator the Hon. Nigel Carty, who did not offer himself for re-election.
The National Executive of the SKNLP is also comprised of Ambassador Kenny Douglas, Lesleigh Joseph (Lexi Peets), Thamesha Fyfield and Gweneth Byron who has replaced Frank Farrell as the Party’s Auditor.
Traditionally, delegates are required to nominate a representative for each of the eight Constituencies as part of the election process. However, while Rudolph Morton was selected to represent Number Two, Vincia Herbert for Three, Carl Lake for Five and Rubie Taylor for Number Six, it was announced that Constituencies One, Four, Seven and Eight would indicate who their representatives would be at a later date.
Also to be selected at a later date are representatives for the Young Labour and Labour Woman Branches of the Party.