Pam to celebrate golden jubilee with year long celebration

The Leader Hon. Shawn K. Richards will be making an Address to the Nation on January 15th 2015 at 10am.  The now 50 year old Political Party will then join their partners in Team UNITY for a Public Meeting on Thursday evening at Conyers Lawn in Constituency #4.  followed by a Public  On Sunday January 18th will worship at the St.Annes Anglican Church in Sandy Point at 9am. The Church Service will be followed on Sunday evening with another Public Meeting in Molyneux with the partners in Team UNITY. The Central Basseterre Group has organised a special constituency meeting on Monday, 19th January, 2015, at 7:00pm to help kick off the Golden Jubilee.

Monday 19th January will mark 50 years to the day when the party officially wrote to the governor of the colony at the time informing him of the establishment of PAM, four days before, on 15th January, 1965.

Monday’s special Central Basseterre Constituency Branch meeting will feature presentations by present and former PAM leaders while other presenters will highlight some of the rich history of the party and its contributions over the past 50 years.

The meeting will take place at the constituency office located on the corner of Cayon Street and Upper Thibou Avenue, in Central Basseterre.

Residents, friends and supporters of PAM and especially the Team Unity partners are warmly welcomed to attend all the events.

PAM has had an enviable record and list of achievements and contributions to the federation. The most significant of course being the fact that along with the NRP in Nevis led by Dr. Sir Simeon Daniel and  the People’s Action Movement under the Leadership of the Rt. Hon. Dr. Sir Kennedy A Simmonds led our country into Independence on September 19th 1983.

PAM Built A Solid Foundation for this country between 1980-1995 whilst in Office. Below is a list of some of the worthy and pioneering development initiatives and policies of the PAM administration

In Politics – A New Dawn

• • PAM – NRP Coalition Government unites St. Kitts and Nevis

• • St Kitts and Nevis becomes Independent, 19 Sept 1983 – the world’s smallest sovereign nation

• • A new Constitution for St. Kitts and Nevis

• • Joins the United Nations – September, 1983

• • Opened diplomatic ties with Republic of China on Taiwan – the first Caribbean country to do so

A Social Agenda – Putting People First

• • Abolished Personal Income Tax

• • Created the Social Security Administration

• • Refunded National Provident Fund money

• • Successfully reduced Poverty, and

• • Expanded the Middle Income Bracket

• • Legislated the Protection of Employment Act

• • Legislated Severance Payment for workers

• • Legislated the Maternity Leave Act

• • Granted Civil Servants 40% salary increase.

• • Created a Medical Insurance Scheme for all Civil Servants

• • Murder rate of per annum

• • Spanish Nationals invited back home

..in Education

• • Student Educational and Learning Fund [S.E.L.F.]

– free textbooks to all students

– payment of all Examination Fees

• • Granted Over 400 Scholarships in education

• • School Meals Programme

• • Constructed eight (8) Primary Schools

• • Refurbished ALL Secondary Schools

• • Construction of Dieppe Bay Primary School

– • Construction Sandy Point Primary School

– • Construction Brontie Welch Primary School

– • Construction Dr William Connor Primary School

– • Construction Tucker Clarke Primary School

– • Construction Beach Allen Primary School

– • Construction St Pauls All Age School

– • Construction Tabernacle Primary School

– • Refurbishment of Verchilds Primary School

– • Paid off Labour Government’s debt to UWI – $170K

– Presented Regular Surplus Budgets

..in Housing

– • Approved thousands of new private home construction

– • Approved Land sales throughout St. Kitts

– • Granted over 3000 Dev. Bank loans for home renovations

– • Local new vehicle sales increased dramatically

– • Presented National Carnival Accounts annually

– • Built the Garden Housing Project

– • Built Over 500 real Low Income Houses

INSTITUTIONS

– • Promoted the Small Business Association

– • Created the Development Bank

– • Facilitated the Foundation for National Development

– • Energized the St Kitts Hotel Association

– • Opened Ross University

BUSINESS

– • Reduced Corporate Income Tax levels

– • Expanded the Private Sector through business incentives

– • Vibrant and expanding Small Business Sector

– • Introduced Beautiful Basseterre concept.

TOURISM

– • Facilitated construction of Golden Lemon Inn

– • Facilitated the start of Rawlins Plantation Inn

– • Facilitated the Ottleys Plantation Inn

– • Facilitated opening of Ocean Terrace Inn

– • Facilitated construction of Bird Rock Beach Hotel

– • Facilitated construction of Timothy Beach Resort

– • Accommodated opening of Trans America Condos

– • Facilitated modernization of Royal St Kitts Resort

– • Facilitated construction of Frigate Bay Beach Resort

– • Accommodated construction of Sea Lofts Condos

– • Facilitated construction of Paradise Beach Resorts – • Facilitated Construction of Sugar Bay Beach Resort

– • Accommodated construction Leeward Cove Condos

– • Facilitated construction of St Christopher Club Condos

– • Facilitated Horizon Villas

– • Increased Cruise arrivals (5 vessels ’79 to >450 vessels ’94)

INFRASTRUCTURE

– • Implemented Multiple Expansions of Electricity Plant

– • Water Reservoirs and Distribution (Kuwaiti Fund)

– • Financed New Water Department Offices (Kuwaiti Fund)

– • Constructed the Kim Collins Bypass Rd

– • Built Dr Kennedy Simmonds Highway/South East Peninsula Road

– • Resurface Island Main Rd (Sdy Pt to Cayon)

– • Financed Resurface of Island Main Rd (Cayon to Sdy Pt)

– • Drastically improved Street Lighting

– • Constructed Fuel Depot and pipeline to Airport

– • Financed Airport Terminal upgrade/expansion.

– • Built Lee L Moore Judicial Complex/High Court Building

– • Constructed the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College

– • Built the Halbert Public Library

– • Constructed New Government Headquarters Building

– • Conceived and built Port Zante

– • Built Ferry and Bus Terminal

– • Financed New J N F Hospital

– • Completed Deep Water Port Upgrade and equipping

– • Installed 1st Fibre Optic Cable in Caribbean (Skantel)

– • Operated 1st complete Digital Network in World

– • Introduced Cell Phones (Boat Phone)

– • Introduced Cable TV

– • Installed a New ZIZ Transmitter Bird Rock

– • Constructed Seawall at Newtown Bayroad

– • Purchased Iet Aircraft ground handling equipment

– • Constructed Pelican Mall

TRANSPORTATION

– • Purchased high speed ferry (Carib Queen)

– • Duty Free vehicles for Taxi

MANUFACTURING

– • Assembled Ethanol Plant at Conaree

– • Introduced CSR Rum Refinery

– • Expanded C A P Southwell Industrial Site

– • Facilitated Brookes Yacht Building

– • Successfully operated SSMC commercially

– • Gave SSMC workers largest increases ever

AGRICULTURE

– • Increased Local Food production

– • Successfully grew Rice in St Kitts

– • Paid for ALL Sugar Lands

– • Leased Large farms to Farmers

– • Paid Largest wage increases for SSMC Workers

 

 

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