Pom-Pom Girls Enjoy The March
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
May 07, 2012 (CUOPM)
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Leader of the political arm of the Labour Movement in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis showered praises on the massive turnout by residents for the annual Labour Day March through the streets of Basseterre on Monday.
Starting his message to the workers and supporters of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party as the rain began to fall, Dr. Douglas expressed thanks to Almighty God for the blessings.
“I want to thank you for yet again demonstrating your full support for the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Movement. I want to thank the leadership firstly of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and jointly with the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis for putting on yet again, a massive Labour Day March in 2012. It has been a successful march through the streets of Basseterre,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
Dr. Douglas said the massive turnout on Monday inspite of all the challenges “is there is no stopping of the Labour Movement. There is no stopping of the Labour Party. There is no stopping of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union.”
“With all that we are facing, Labour has demonstrated its firm commitment to move this great country forward,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
He said that although Labour Day is a day to celebrate and salute all the workers in St. Kitts and Nevis, “it is also a day to demonstrate that Labour is mobilised for action as of today, Labour Day.”
“I call on you wherever you are in your constituencies, in your communities to get on the move and become mobilised, mobilised for action, because neither you or I know when the action is going to be called for the Labour Movement of this country,” said Dr. Douglas.
He called on the membership of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the supporters of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Party during the 80th annual conference later this month.
“Become mobilised, vigilant, to be steadfast and to hold on to what you have, hold on to your Labour Party. There is none that can be better than us and that is why I say, none of them, none of them, not one of them can measure up to what we have to deliver to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
The March began following the traditional laying of wreaths at the gravesides of former Labour Movement stalwarts including Father of the Nation, First National Hero and First Premier, the Rt. Excellent Sir Robert L. Bradshaw; First Chief Minister, Second Premier and National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir C. A. Paul Southwell; Trade Unionist and former Minister of Social Services and National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Joseph N. France; Third Premier and former Attorney General and Ambassador, His Excellency Lee Llewellyn Moore; former Minister of Education and Attorney General Mr. Fitzroy Bryant; former Minister of Agriculture and Labour and Ambassador His Excellency Mr. E. St. John Payne and Trade Unionist, Mr. Fidel O’Flaherty.
The March, led by the leadership of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, was preceded by the Pom Pom Girls.