Grant said that Taylor’s election, along with the other executive members, is a signal that the party is serious about the future and its role to restore economic sustainability to St. Kitts & Nevis, which is failing badly on just about every international economic rating of recent times.
Mr. Grant conceded though that Taylor and his team have been delivered a sound foundation on which to launch the new thrust, because the team that was led by former Chairman Sidney Osborne has set high standards to follow.
“What I particularly like about the election is that we have quite a number of new officers on board and that can only augur well for the organization, because they are persons who are new to the party and positions, so am hopeful we can get some new energies and synergies, moving forward,” said Grant.
“I want to congratulate the new Chairman and the Executive, on their election and in some cases re-election. All in all, I think we have a good team moving forward and we are going to set some new guidelines and some projections, in order to energize the party and the core base,” opined Grant.
In his opinion, the Political Leader believes that they had a fruitful and successful Caucus. He said, “We began by hoping that we would discuss a number of key issues in the party, which we wanted to come out of Caucus having some sort of consensus on, and if one has to look at that, I think we were successful, because we managed to examine most of the key and critical issues of the party.”
“One issue that we did not fully explore, but it will be given more attention at the upcoming convention, and that has to do with the establishment of a new party primary process for the selection of candidates for elections.” explained Grant.
The issue of fundraising procedures, the Democrat Newspaper and campaign financing and procedures were all given close examination, but more work is to be done in these areas.
“But as you would recognize, we have to formulate the issues and the responses that came from the meeting, in order to project the road map for the future”, disclosed the Leader.
Grant indicated, “The mode of the Caucus was one of excitement and readiness to do business… to do what is needed… to do what is necessary, to get ready and put our machinery in place, because an election is 3 years down the road, and we need some new candidates, and we are ready to work with this new Executive, to ensure that the party remains viable and remains a strong option in St. Kitts & Nevis.”