On 11th March, 2011, the organisation issued correspondence indicating that there will be a “Big PAM Public Meeting (on) Thursday, March 31st 2011” at Old Road. The email indicates that “Better must come under PAM” and admonishes, “Let’s take our country back”.
In April 2010 – after the PAM won two of the eight available seats in St. Kitts during the January, 2011 General Elections – five members of the People’s Action Movement challenged and questioned the leadership of Lindsay Fitzpatrick Grant, calling for his immediate resignation. This was following accusations of corruption and eventually led to a split in the party.
In a previous interview with MiyVue.com, however, Grant indicated that notwithstanding the controversy, the men who called for his resignation were still members of the party. He further explained that the party was in the process of identifying candidates who would represent in the next general elections.
Leader of the People’s Action Movement, Lindsay Grant, was contacted by MiyVue.com concerning the “major announcement”.
“We have done some major introspection in the party and we feel – just on the verge of the caucus which comes up on 20th March and then we have convention on 3rd April – that we need to make some major announcements, not only to our rank and file but to the country at large in terms of where we see the People’s Action Movement moving forward from here.
“I don’t really want to give too much detail at this point in time. The real announcement will be made on the night of the public meeting.”
Asked specifically about the party rebuilding itself, and whether or not the announcement is linked to this, Grant said, “I think we will wait to hear details on the night of the public meeting…The announcement would impact both the party, the People’s Action Movement, and the people as a whole…”