The St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party will present its new slate of candidates soon following months of work with the Candidate Section Advisory Committee (CSAC).

The leader of the opposition Dr. Denzil Douglas made the announcement at a press conference on October 31.

During the press conference, Dr. Douglas explained that the CSAC was an important platform of reform for the party.

It was implemented after an assessment and review of the party’s performance in the 2015 General Election made recommendations suggesting the CSAC as an improvement. 

The review was undertaken by a group of political scientists and consultants from the University of the West Indies.

A review of the Labour Party’s governance structures was also completed.

“As Labour begins to present itself as the only alternative to the current administration, it must do so with a credible team ready to secure the interest of our citizens at home and abroad, the interest of our residents, our investors and developers, our elderly, our women folk and our children,” said Dr. Douglas.

The CSAC was endorsed by the delegates at the Party’s 84th Annual National Conference in May 2017 and the National Executive Committee gave full support and credence to the spirit of the Party Constitution with regard to empowering the National Executive of the Party to select candidates for National Elections on consultation with the Constituency Branches of the Party.