‘We are not turning back!’ – PAM leader

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 24th April, 2017 (MyVueNews.com) – With the ratification of the new executive members, party leader Shawn Richards said the strengthening of the party’s “structures and organs” will be crucial.

Richards was speaking at the 52nd Convention of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) on Sunday, 23rd April, 2017.

With the new team members in place, he expressed confidence in the further growth and development of the organization.

He told the audience, “Already in existence has been a special committee that is critically examining the structure of the Party, with a view to making required changes.”

Richards disclosed members of the executive had received training and exposure by attending various conferences and training exercises aimed at improving leadership capabilities.

Some of these leadership improving opportunities, he said, came with the assistance of the Caribbean Democratic Union and the International Democratic Union.

It is also about building regional and international alliances, Richards indicated, when he disclosed that a Young Pamites leader, Omar Hodge, was elected to serve on the executive of the Caribbean Democratic Union.

And receiving training on political campaigning techniques were former chairperson Cindy Demming and the new deputy chairperson, Natasha Grey.

Commenting on the overall strengthening of the part, as the next general elections is about two years away, Richards opined, “In PAM too, something good has been happening, and the work ahead will continue, because I remain with the conviction that a strong and vibrant PAM leads to a stronger Team Unity Coalition.

The convention was held under the theme ‘Strengthening Our People for Shared Prosperity’.

The Convention was attended by members of the political coalition member – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of the People’s Labour Party, as well as Premier Vance Amory and Deputy Mark Brantley of the Concerned Citizens Movement.

Also present was former PAM party leader, National Hero Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds, the first prime minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Richards said, “As a Party again in government, continuing on this present voyage, the People’s Action Movement is moving forward to continue, with its partners in coalition, to deliver on the promises of prosperity for all.”

Referring to a recent positive poll, Richards affirmed continuing the journey through the Team Unity Movement. He declared, “We are not turning back!”