Richards told citizens in his New Year’s Address, that as they begin 2013, his mission is to bring the people a message of hope and goodwill. He appealed to residents to put aside their differences; to hold hands and join together, to achieve the highest ideals to which the people can aspire.
The PAM leader said his party has made the commitment to reach out to all Kittitians and Nevisians, to forge a new dispensation to make life better for all. Richards, who is the Parliamentary representative for Sandy Point, said it is a commitment to which they dedicate themselves to work with members of other political parties, or groups in the federation, whether they be the CCM, NRP, Labour or independents, to offer the people of the country, a new direction in which citizens strive to end the divisiveness that has plagued the country for so long.
Looking ahead, Richards assured Kittitians and Nevisians that the new year will be one in which there will be opportunities for all to get a job, to own a piece of land and to prosper in the land of their birth. He said it will be a new direction in which they will offer relief to the people, to uplift and make life easier for all those who are having such a hard time to get through each day, each week and each month. This is our pledge, said the PAM leader.
“As we end the year 2012 and we look back on the journey we have traveled over the year past, we can reflect on the many difficulties that many in our society, our many families, our businesses, have had to endure to make ends meet. Parents have had a very difficult time to provide basic necessities for their children; many businesses have had to close, as times have proved to be hard,” stated Mr. Richards.
This was the first New Year’s address delivered by Mr. Richards, since assuming the leadership of the People’s Action Movement, PAM, in September 2012.