The activity culminated with the laying of wreathes at the graves of fallen Labour stalwarts including Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore and the Right Honourable Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw and shortly thereafter, persons gathered at the Patsy Allers Playing Field where the annual Labour Day march was scheduled to begin.
The procession flowed from that point, eastward along Central Street, down Fort Street and east across Bank Street, mapped its way onto South Independence Square Street and continued into the Newtown area. On its way back to the point of origin, the march flowed westward along Cayon Street.
Bedecked in red clothing, the marchers included St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party leader and Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Senior Minister and Chairman of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, Dr. Timothy Harris; Senators Richard ‘Ricky’ Skerritt and Nigel Carty; Minister Glen ‘Ghost’ Phillip; Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, Sam T. Condor and Minister Marcella Liburd. Former ministers of government, Cedric Liburd and Rupert Herbert were also present at the march.
A number of Hi-fi systems along with the Kollision Band, provided musical entertainment for the marchers along with revelers who participated in the event.
While some have hailed the march a resounding success, others have indicated that the turnout was a major disappointment, suggesting that it is the smallest they have seen within the last couple of years.
Dr. Douglas, however, thanked those persons who participated in the event for their loyalty and “massive show of support in this year’s Labour Day March, 2011”.
He thanked president of the St. Kitts Nevis Trades and Labour Union, Clifford Thomas, and the leadership of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, including the deputy leader, chairman and the secretary “and all those who have served in the interest of the people…”
“Thank you comrades, thank you for your support. You have rejected the calls of those not to come out to march. You have shown them that Labour leads the way.”