Joining the chorus of appeals has been the Chairman of the Labour Party and Minister of Agriculture, International Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs, Dr. Timothy Harris, who recently called on small farmers to march with him on Monday, Labour Day, as he continues a new agricultural development strategy.
Speaking a recent political meeting in St. Paul’s, Harris told supporters, “Farmers must march on Monday, Labour Day. We are on the path of creating a fertile land and a progressive land and a land in where there is no scarceness of breads, fruits or vegetables. We have to look towards the future because we have prepared ourselves now. We have built successfully for growth and progress and development in anticipation that a time like this will come and in the end prosperity will be judged on the contribution which each of us has made to the ongoing development of the country.”
The leadership of the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has called on nationals to join the traditional Labour Day March in solidarity with the workers and members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union.
Minister of Public Utilities and East Basseterre Representative, Dr. Earl Asim Martin used part of his presentation at the meeting to lash out at former cabinet colleague Dwyer Astaphan whom when a minister of government wrote articles urging persons to march and also marched, but now that he has left the Government is leading a campaign urging persons not to march.
Martin said, “We have reasons to March and march with one leader, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, the Prime Minister of this country of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
“They want to deprive the people of the opportunities and gains they have made over the years and all of a sudden, he has no reasons to march and he has been marching all the time and now suddenly he and others have no reason to march. As ordinary people and as workers we all have a reason to march,” said Dr. Martin.