Let me be frank – I was born in a humble community, just like all of you. I don’t pretend to be something that I’m not. As a matter of fact, I am proud that I had the upbringing that I had, mainly because it helped me realize what our communities have been going through, what their struggles are and what needed to be done to fix things for good. It’s one of the main reasons why I have dedicated most of my adult life to helping people out, just like other have helped me when I was growing up.

I am, above all else, a Kittitian. Not a politician, not a doctor. But a member of this wonderful community that still entertains the idea that St. Kitts and Nevis can and will become a nation that our children will be proud of. A country as successful as it is beautiful. Call me naïve, but I truly believe that a majority of the Kittitians share the same feelings as I do. It’s why I chose to fight for them until my last breath.

Giving something back to the community shouldn’t be seen as an obligation, no – the act of helping others needs to come naturally and without any thought of compensation. Our communities are as strong as we are, and only through solid teamwork and kindness can we change something for the better. And only together can we enact changes that we so desperately need as a nation.

I have a dream of a country lead by the people, for the people. A nation with strong leaders that fight for their own brothers and sisters, the very men and women who voted them in the first place. I want to see this land prosper and its people never having to suffer ever again. The road ahead is tough, everybody understands this. But together, we can do things right, we can do things better.

The Labour party is now stronger than it ever was before. Thanks to our members and to the overwhelming support of all Kittitians, we’re ready to do things right. To do things better. St. Kitts and Nevis deserve this. Our children deserve this. All of us who have had our destinies bound together by the struggles of our past deserve this.