It was a mixture of speeches and cultural presentations, all carefully choreographed for the supporters in attendance, dressed in their red outfits; the colour of the party.
In his presentation, Maynard said his decision to run, was a long term one. He said his commitment for the long haul is represented in the fact that he elected to construct a permanent facility for his office in Haynes Smith Village, instead of using a container, which could be later removed. This has been seen as a swipe against his opponent, Sam Condor, the incumbent for the seat, whose offices are close by using what some view as temporary facilities.
A release on behalf of the Maynard campaign said “In recent months, Condor, who abandoned the St. Christopher #3 Labour Branch, was evicted from the location where the Labour Party’s Constituency Office had been housed by landlord, Labour stalwart, Mr. Val Morris. Condor after having failed to obtain any legal rights to the premises, was seen clearing a piece of land and placing a golden yellow painted shipping container on the land, outfitted with windows and a door – now labeled the Sam Condor PAM Constituency Office.”
The release also added that Konris assured the people of St. Christopher #3 (West Basseterre), that if he is elected to office, that they will get the best. “I will make my voice heard. When the cake comes on the table, I will be first in line to ensure that you (the people of West B/terre) get your slice, your family gets their slice, and everybody in the community gets their slice of this wonderful cake of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Maynard challenged his fellow constituents to see the construction of the new office as an indication of “the kind of work that I want to do for you. It must show that I am serious about the high quality of representation that Konris Maynard will bring. This is where I am from, this is where my family is from, my grandmother and my grandfather, my father – this is where we grew up and that is why I feel so good to be your representative.”
This was the second office opening for Maynard, who on Thursday also threw back the doors for his campaign facilities in Palmetto Points, serving areas like Boyd’s and West farm, other critical districts of the constituency.