CASTRIES, Saint Lucia –Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Eldridge Stephens, Chairman of the United Workers’ Party (UWP) Convention Committee said today that preparations for the upcoming party convention to be held on 15th November, 2015 have been progressing smoothly and are well advanced.
The process began with the Northern Zonal Conference which was held on 20th September and was followed by the Southern Zonal Conference, held on 27th September, 2015. At the Zonal Conferences executive members and branch members consider matters facing the Party, and their state of readiness for the National Convention.
The Zonal Conferences were followed by the Conference of Delegates, which was held on 18th October 2015 at Ti Rocher, Micoud.
The Conference of Delegates is a preparatory meeting for National Convention at which delegates are presented with reports from supporting organizations to the party and rules and regulations for National Convention are discussed.
One of the primary activities at the Conference of Delegates is the nomination of members for the National Executive by the seventeen constituency branches; positions which will be voted upon at the National Convention.
The Convention Committee has met with all nominees and will be meeting the chairpersons of all constituency branches to inform them of the convention process on Friday 6th November, 2015.
The Chairman affirms that the Committee will do all in its power to ensure a transparent and fair process at the convention.
The United Workers’ Party National Convention will take place at the Gros Islet Secondary School at 9.00 a.m. on Sunday 15th November 2015.