Basseterre, St.Kitts (Monday September 17th, 2018):- The St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is coming in for harsh condemnation for their “NO-SHOW” at the National Heroes Day Event held on Monday morning September 17th. The Annual Heores Day ceremony had extra special significance this year as it saw the unveiling of statues of all 5 National Heroes.
The Opposition Leader Dr.Denzil Douglas and his Opposition Parliamentary colleage were all absent as well as any member of the SKN Labour Party Executive.
Among those present included Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris and his entire Team Unity Cabinet, Premier Mark Brantley and the NIA in addition to Hon. Joseph Parry of the Nevis Opposition NRP.
“In an era of the appreciation and pursuance of togetherness and unity the absence of the Opposition Labour Party at this National event shows their persistence in their pursuit of the divisive, vindictive , petty politics of the past. The type of politics that resulted in their humiliating loss at the 2015 elections. Dr. Douglas needs to understand that the divisive politics of the past does not and will not work today. For someone who has led his party and the country for so long he needs to exhibit much more maturity. The National Heroes DAY Ceremony was not about partisan politics. It is about honouring our heroes,” said PM Harris in an interview.
The absence of the SKN Labour Party is seen by most as a slap in the face of the National heroes and in particular those Heroes of the Labour Party including Rt Excellent Sir Robert Bradshaw, Rt Excellent Sir Paul Southwell and Rt. Excellent Sir Joseph N France all of whom were represented by their families including grand and great grand children .