BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, October 31, 2017 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — The passage of two category five hurricanes, Irma and Maria, led to the brief absence of the now hugely popular monthly Peoples Labour Party/Prime Minister’s Health Walks as the last one was held on Saturday August 26. The walk was entirely in Constituency Number Four
Good news to the health-conscious persons who have been joining Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris for the walks is that the PLP/PM Health Walk on again. It will be held on Saturday November 4, and this time around it will be executed in its entirety in Constituency Number Six.
Word from the Peoples Labour Party Secretariat is that the walk will start at 5:00 am from the bus stop in Saddlers, and will terminate at the ATM in St. Paul’s where a healthy breakfast will be served.
The Monthly Health Walk, which is into its tenth year, started in 2007 as the Constituency Number Seven Health Walk and it always took off from Belle Vue and ended at Ottley’s Village all in Constituency Number Seven.
It is the brainchild of Dr the Hon Timothy Harris who is the area Parliamentary Representative for Constituency Number Seven, and now Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) one of the three parties in the ruling Team Unity Administration.
It was however observed from early last year that people outside the constituency would journey from their various homes to join the Prime Minister in the walks. The influx of walkers from other areas reached a crescendo this year and it was decided to take the walks to the people where they live so as to encourage an even higher participation.
This happened for the first time on Saturday July 1, when the walk started at St. Peter’s in Constituency Number Eight, and traversed Constituency Number Two, terminating at the lawns in Frigate Bay in Constituency Number One.
The next walk away from Constituency Number Seven was held on Saturday July 29 which saw a record number of walkers join Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris with the walk starting outside Basseterre Fire Station in Constituency Number One, walking through Constituency Number Two and ending on the lawns of the lower West Farm Project in Constituency Number Three (West Basseterre).
With Constituency Number Four getting its full share of the walk on Saturday August 26, focus is now turned to Constituency Number Six and persons wishing to fully enjoy the health benefits brought about by the mere participation in the walk will be joined by other health-conscious walkers on Saturday November 4, as they walk from Saddlers to St. Paul’s.
Residents of the Federation are benefitting from the personal efforts of Prime Minister Harris who is also CARICOM’s lead spokesman on human resources, health and HIV matters, as he has ensured that the message he delivers at the regional level is fully embraced at home. The health walks help him to accomplish that goal.
“We have been aiming at attracting more people to come and to be part of this engagement which redounds to their own wellbeing and wellness, and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have been getting not only from my constituency, but from other constituencies as well,” observed Prime Minister Harris in a previous interview.