Dr. Norgen Wilson Says He Is Ready To Serve

Dr. Norgen Wilson

Dr. Norgen Wilson Speaks To Voters
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 10, 2008 (CUOPM)

Cuban”“trained medical practitioner, Dr. Norgen Wilson declared Saturday he will not allow the confines of the walls of the clinic to limit his service to the people of Sandy Point.

“I stand before you as a true Sandy Pointer, born in this community, raised in this community, schooled in this community and then went to Cuba to be trained because it was necessary and I came back and am now working in this community,” said Wilson, prior to the official opening of his Constituency #5 Office at Mount Idle, Sandy Point.

Dr. Wilson who studied in Cuba from 1998 to 2005 said he is ready to serve.

“I care about people. In order to lead people the first thing you need to do is care about them and that is why I chose the medical career,” said Wilson, who added that the Constituency Office is to “listen to your concerns, listen to your suggestions, listen to your issues and here is where I will begin to deal with them.”

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Labour Party Highlights Achievements Of Astaphan

The Honourable Dwyer Astaphan

The Honourable Dwyer Astaphan

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
July 16, 2008 (CUOPM)

Chairman of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has highlighted several achievements of outgoing Minister of National Security, Immigration and Labour, Hon. Dwyer Astaphan and has expressed confidence that he will remain firmly committed to the causes and programme of the Labour Movement in general, and to the members of his Constituency in particular.

“His service to both country and party is worthy of the highest commendation,” said Dr. Harris, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, industry and Consumer Affairs,  in his statement issued on Tuesday.

Dr. Harris said that the challenge for Minister Astaphan to take on the task of contesting for election to parliament was one that was presented to him, not one that he had sought after, it was a matter which caused him deep soul searching and lengthy consideration.

“Persons who were involved recall the numerous meetings and lengthy discussions which took place before Mr. Astaphan eventually agreed to accept “˜the call.’ Once he had accepted the challenge it became clear to everyone that he gave it his all and he did so at considerable personal sacrifice. This included giving up his personal law practice and the level of remuneration which it provided. Even more importantly it meant putting his name and reputation on the line,” noted the Labour Party Chairman.

He added: “From the very outset opposition elements launched against him personal attacks that were as vicious as they were unrelenting. Through it all he has defended himself with honour and dignity. During his public life he has experienced personal tragedy which he has borne with grace and equanimity.”

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First Woman Labour Party Candidate Honored

PM Douglas and Ermine Queeley-Evelyn

PM Douglas and Ermine Queeley-Evelyn
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
May 28, 2008 (CUOPM)

Labour Women ““ the women’s arm of the St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party has honoured the party’s first female candidate ““ Nevisian-born businesswoman, Mrs. Ermine Queeley-Evelyn.

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and National Political Leader of the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, presented the Leadership Award to Mrs. Queeley-Evelyn during the Labour Women Conference at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino.

Mrs. Queeley-Liburd, the Labour Party’s candidate in the Nevis Local Elections in 1979 and the National Elections in 1980, was honoured for her “outstanding leadership in Politics and Business. For your courage and your pioneering spirit and for your being a good role model for the women of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

In accepting the award, Mrs. Queeley-Evelyn thanked Labour Women for the recognition and urged women of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party to work hard to achieve their goals.

Unmarried in 1979, Ermine Queeley was the lone female candidate for the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party when she contested the local elections and the 18th February 1980 General Elections. She ran on the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party ticket for the Gingerland seat in Nevis which was against Mr. Simeon Daniel of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP).

Born in New Castle, Nevis, Ermine is the first child of the late Elmond Queeley and Rosanel Queeley, both of Newcastle. She attended the Combermere School, and at an early age demonstrated a passion for business when she started, with the help of her mother, to make and sell coconut drops and frozen-joys to her classmates, teachers and others around the community. Her entrepreneurial spirit was encouraged by her father, himself a businessman, when he sent her abroad, at a very early age to gain more into the field business.

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Leadership Is Requried For St. Kitts – Nevis Growth

Labour Meeting At Marriott Resort

Labour Meeting At Marriott Resort
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
May 27, 2008 (CUOPM)

Political Leader of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says the major ingredient required to keep the wheels of change in the twin-island Federation moving in the right direction is experienced and tested leadership.

He recently told the 76th Annual Conference of his governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party that the wheels of change have been turning since the Party assumed office in 1995.

“They have propelled St. Kitts and Nevis to the higher echelons of the United Nations Human Development Index. Today I stand tall and you can stand tall and beat your chest,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

He said the Labour Party Administration has been transforming the St. Kitts and Nevis economy from a sugar mono-culture to a well diversified and integrated service-oriented economy.  “We are transporting our people to new vistas of opportunity and progress,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who warned of persons who would want to stop the wheels of progress.

“Do not be fooled I warn you, by those who would have you stop the wheels of change to attempt to start them again. They will only take you in the wrong direction. In these challenging times in which we find ourselves, the major ingredient required to keep the wheels of change moving in the right direction is experienced and tested leadership,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

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Rae-Dawn Thomas Wins Miss Labour Pageant

Rae-Dawn Thomas - Miss Labour Queen 2008

Rae-Dawn Thomas – Miss Labour Queen 2008
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
May 06, 2008 (CUOPM

A 13-year-old student at the Basseterre High School, who represented Constituency #1 during the Miss Labour Queen Pageant, walked away with the coveted title from a field of eight contestants on Saturday night.

Rae-Dawn Thomas, who gave a powerful message in her performing talent, gaining 172 of a possible 180 points in that segment, amassed an overall total of 511.5 points.

National Political Leader of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party and Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas robed the winner and her Parliamentary Representative for East Basseterre, Dr. the Hon. Earl Asim Martin, placed the crown before a massive crowd at Carnival Village.

First runner-up with 464.5 points was Vashni Belle of Constituency #7 (Ottley’s to Belle Vue). Tamara Francis of Constituency # 2 (Central Basseterre) was Second Runner-Up with 391.5 points and the Third Runner up position went to Ashley Browne of Constituency # 5 (Fig Tree/Sandy Point). She received 383 points.

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