Quoting from a section of Grant’s recent New Year message, the opposition leader said, “And though we might have to struggle through this year largely because of uncaring, corrupt and inept leaders, in the end, we will triumph. Within us reside the indomitable survival instincts of our ancestors who survived the horrors of the plantations. Within us lies the invincible fighting spirit of heroes and heroines, named and unnamed, who, despite apparently impossible odds, stood up to be counted for freedom, equal rights and social justice. We owe it to their memories, to ourselves and our children, NEVER to lose HOPE and NEVER to surrender in the face of the challenges of our time.
“We too must stand up and be counted for equal rights, equal opportunities, brotherhood, fairness and justice. The only path that we can take at this time is to insist on STRONG, STEADFAST and TRUSTWORTHY leadership.”
According to Grant, “No man is an island, No man stands alone.”
“Every Kittitian and Nevisian must be able to come to the table and to share in the national meal on equal terms no matter what their political persuasion.
“Yes, this is an era of uncertainty – where more people are losing their jobs, where crime has gotten out of hand and where we linger on the edge of certain darkness,” he said.
He also called on nationals to put aside their differences in order to shape a better St. Kitts and Nevis.
“Let us therefore resolve, that despite the political differences and the inept and corrupt leadership of our country, we WILL be ONE FAMILY. We must strive to elevate above the forces that seek to divide us and let us unite to axe our anxieties, tackle our troubles, and translate our tribulations into triumph.
“As a people, we understand decency in government, we are strong and resilient, we have a special spirit of loyalty to our country, we understand right from wrong,” Grant added.