Thursday, November 14, 2019

SLP Urged To Put Greater Focus On Women Candidates, Youth

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has been urged to put greater emphasis on women candidates and young people, as it prepares for the next general elections.

The Deputy Political Leader of the Saint Kitts & Nevis Labour Party, Marcella Liburd,  made the appeal to the open session of the SLP’s 2019 conference of delegates Sunday afternoon.

She was delivering the feature address at the conference.

“I am the only woman on my party’ s ticket for the next elections, but I join the women in my party and women everywhere who are fighting to have more women running for political office,” Liburd told the session at the Jon Odlum Secondary School.

She asserted that females bring a different perspective to the table, observing that in almost all of ‘our countries’ women will make up more than 50 percent of the population.

“As you in Saint Lucia are in the process of confirming candidates for the next election, I am making a timely appeal for a greater focus on ensuring that women are on the ticket,” Liburd stated.

“I make the same appeal for the young people of this country,” she told the SLP event.

Section of audience at SLP conference

According to the Saint Kitts & Nevis politician, the involvement of young people at the top level must start now.

“They are no longer the leaders of tomorrow, but the leaders of today,” Liburd asserted.

She noted that young people represent the majority of the population.

Liburd referred to the freshness, boldness, buzz, passion and energy that the new ideas of the youth bring to labour parties.

She stated that labour must lead the way in the involvement of women and young people in ‘top leadership’.

The SLP conference of delegates was held under the theme ‘Forward With Unity and Purpose.’



  1. Young people? These Greedy OLD DOGS will ever want the younger generation to get a slice of the pie?…Well unless it’s their family members.We all know this is just a speech that falls on deaf ears.

      • My leader PM? These OLD GREEDY DOGS are on both sides.I have no SIDES like YOU.I’m no fool,you chant teach an old DOG new tricks,but you fools keep on voting the same OLD DOGS in y’all are bunch of ****ing fools.

  2. When some people have nothing positive to comment, like UWP gutter PRO they resort to ridiculing people. When the message is strong and positive, they resort to low blows…so typically UWP.
    Ms Liburd, thank you for your words of wisdom and sound advice. It will be taken on board and we WILL get Allen Chastanet and his greedy bunch off our backs.


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