Vincentians in St. Kitts Eager to Head Home to Vote

In light of the upcoming election, which is creating a buzz around the region, took to the streets to speak with Vincentians here and it is clear that they are ready to cast their votes.

One individual, who works as a contractor in St. Kitts, says he cannot wait for Election Day to put his “x”, for the party of his choice.

“I have a lot of construction work to do during the time, but I have already booked my flight for 10th December. This gives me enough time to return home, spend a few days with my family, then cast my vote on the 13th,” he said.

In most cases persons would not reveal to the media who they would be voting for, or go into details, but one person who is employed  at one of the financial institutions told, “It’s time for Labour to go and give the New Democratic Party their chance.”

“I am a young individual and I was born into the Labour administration and this will be my second time voting and from my experience under the governance of the incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP), they have exhausted their time and are out of ideas, so I will be going home to vote for the opposition” the young lady stated.

From the few persons we spoke with, all have already booked a flight to head back to the land of breadfruit and fry fish, to either elect a new government, or allow a third term for the Unity Labour Party.

Meanwhile, campaigning is in full swing for what is a short election campaign.

According to reports reaching, both the incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP) and the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) have arranged meetings throughout the country between now and polling date.

ULP’s leader, Ralph Gonsalves is seeking a third term while the NDP, which has been out of office for more than nine years, is trying to recapture the government, which it ran for three terms.

Gonsalves who serves as Prime Minister boasts of unprecedented growth in the multi-island state, while the opposition has accused the ULP of maladministration. 

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace says that the tables have turned and it is now time to elect a new administration.

“Too long have the people of the blessed land suffer under the ULP leadership and following this election on 13th December, the NDP will be given the  authority by Vincentians who are ready for a change,” he added.

Both parties are confident of victory, but political pundits anticipate a nail biting finish.

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