MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE
THE FUTURE 2 0
“ We Did Not Come
To Fear The Future.
We Came Here
To Shape It.”
“This has been a
vision, a government
We, Labour, has
recognized that as
we tr ansform this
country we must be
receptive to change
and it must be funda-
mental, far reaching,
creating even more
positive changes in
the economy, and
in the society on a
PRIME MINISTER DENZIL DOUGLAS
OFFERS HIS VISION FOR THE FEDERATION
OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
More and more houses will be built under the
program which will continue throughout
the next term.
“I would like to see that every family in St.Kitts is properly housed. In every house-
hold that there is at least one graduate.
In every family there must be at least one person who is self employed.
We will have greater control over crime and violence. Our young people will no
longer be settling their differences with guns and knives and stones and bottles. “A massive housing development drive that has impacted almost every
They would be able to come together and resolve those issues without any vio- household in St. Kitts and Nevis. Over 2500 families or about 10,000
people have benefitted. “
, Better health care for all –
students and the elderly especially – with little
demands for payment.
, Crime prevention and control. Greater emphasis
on community involvement and faith-based institu-
tions. Better facilities, equipment and training for
our police force.
“We will continue to ensure that the police and the security forces are satisfied
that they are on a new path of partnership with the community in bringing law and
order and in pursuing there own responsibilities as preservers of the law in St.Kitts
“The “Youth and Empowerment through Skills Program” launched in February
2009 is allowing 1,000 mainly unemployed young people to learn new skills.
There are now over 800 people actually engaged in that program. This is the foun-
dation for the new economy that is evolving under the management of the Govern-
ment. It is also helping to keep our youth out of the gangs and off the streets. “
, Expanding hotel based tourism
Expanding cruise ship tourism
, Increasing the skills and education base
of the people of St Kitts and Nevis. The skills
that our people need to drive the new economy
must be acquired.
Greater emphasis on Technical and Vocational
Education. The alignment of our education
system with the world of work. In-service “
education and certification for trades-people More airlines. Reliable, direct air More and more people will provide
including builders, carpenters, masons and service into St. Kitts and Nevis must services to the tourism industry - more
electricians. continue. Delta in December 2009 and taxi operators, tour operators, restaurant
another British Airways direct flight out owners, crafts and vendors stalls.
of Gatwick, London in March 2010.
More and more of our own local people
will own stakes in the tourism sector.
SECURITY AS WELL
AS SELF EMPLOYMENT
“We have seen tremendous benefits so far resident here.
from the development of higher education We want to ensure that our own local
services. We would want to make sure that
our emphasis on education continues in a
population is involved in the provision of
housing for these students so that they can
, TOURISM DEVELOPS ALL SECTORS
significant way to stimulate the economy that
including Information and Communications
get a piece of the action.
is in fact already stimulating the invest ments
in property development. This new sector needs to be enhanced in
every way and the government will con-
We would want to make sure that more and tinue to provide the necessary incentives
more of our local people are benefiting from that our own local people can build more
the provision of residences and dormitory and more properties to accommodate our
rooms for the students attending University visitors who are resident here as students.”
If you look at the growth pattern expected
for the Ross University, for the International
University of Nursing and the University of
Sciences and Windsor University - We would
have thousands of students from overseas
10 Reasons To Vote and DR. DOUGLAS
1 • SMARTER Labour is higher on the learning curve than the Opposition. They have much
more experience than the PAM leaders.
Given the challenge of the global recession and its traumatic impact on big and small countries
alike, we must retain the experienced leadership of Dr. Douglas and the Labour Party.
2 • EXPERIENCED Our current leader is the most senior Caribbean Prime Minister.
He is highly respected by his peers and by all the international business and government leaders.
A newcomer would not have the same range of contacts or be held in the same high regard in which
Dr. Douglas is held.
3 • SUCCESSFUL With Labour, the future will be built on the successes of the present and
the continuation of key programmes in agriculture, construction, education, health, housing, land
distribution, service industries, self-employment and tourism; Including education tourism which
the country now enjoys through the many universities now located here.
4 • FLEXIBLE Labour has shown that it embraces and caters for change. With almost half
of our candidacy changed it means that Labour serves you and acts in your best interests. They are
a judicious blend of achievers hand-picked for a specific role in shaping the future of our country.
5 • SAVVY A new team coming in would not know where to start and would take months before
it can even start to deal with issues. Given the need to keep on top of world events, to assess the
impact of changes in the economies of the big countries and their impact on the Federation, we must
continue with an experienced group of leaders in place.
6 • PROGRESSIVE The Prime Minister and his team have put in place a platform for prog-
ress. We cannot allow an unqualified and inexperienced group to come in to destroy that platform.
The way politics works, if another party comes into power it will stop all the successful projects,
programmes and policies that are in place for the benefit and improvement of the life chances of the
people of St. Kitts and Nevis. This will be disastrous for the people and the economy. What we need
most now is continuity.
7 • EQUITABLE Labour has a female candidate on its slate. Women should note that Labour
is the only party to ensure their representation as a group.
8 • CARING Succession is the key to survival and ongoing success of St Kitts and Nevis. Dr.
Douglas has stated unequivocally that the choice of his successor would be made in the new term.
9 • COMPETENT Leadership is the key to the present and future. Dr. Douglas and his team
have demonstrated that they are competent to lead. The new candidates add depth to the team.
There is no question that they are superior to their opponents. There is absolutely no doubt that
Labour has the better team.
10 • DESERVING It is well and truly said, ‘LET THOSE WHO LABOUR HOLD THE
REINS’. It is vital that the people representing labour in this country continue to be in charge, not
only for the present but for the benefit of future generations to come.
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