The 46th Annual Convention, held on Sunday 3rd April, 2011, at PAM Headquarters on Lockhart Street, focused on the theme, “Restoring Trust and Fiscal Responsibility”.
Though the meeting received several reports from the recently held Caucus, ratified the recently held elections and entertained presentations from the leadership, the event also turned its attention and focus to the views, concerns and programmes of the youth who are considered the future leaders of the organization.
With the focus for on the future, the youth leaders were allowed the stage to deliver presentations on key issues affecting the economic development of the Federation.
The young leaders placed their presentations on the country’s Land Use Policy, delivered by Lawyer Deneice Alleyne, while college students Kevaughn Browne and Ackeem Alexander spoke on the relations between St. Kitts & Nevis and Tourism respectively.
Also addressing the convention was former Miss Caribbean Talented Teen winner, Ms. Cheraina Warner who spoke on Education.
Young Pamites General Secretary Latoya Bussue presented on Agriculture and 2005 runner-up State Scholar Terrelah Byron spoke to the serious problem of Crime. Lawyer Jonel Powell ended the youth presentations with a spirited speech on Governance.
Political Leader of PAM, Mr. Lindsay Grant used his address to the gathering to speak on a mixture of current issues now dominating the menu of concerns of Kittitians and Nevisians.
Grant also shared his views on the blue print for the way forward for the party.
Parliamentarians, the Shawn Richards and Eugene Hamilton as well as Senator Vincent Byron Jr. reported on their stewardship to date and sensitized the crowd on some parliamentary concerns.
According to a party spokesman, the general feedback from the convention was that PAM is stronger than ever and is fully prepared to deal with any challenge that will be confronted in the near future.
During the last General Elections the People’s Action Movement increased its seat count in parliament as well as its popular vote.
The audience comprised of a wide cross section of the community including of members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Press and the rank and file of the party.