BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS(CUOPM) – A 18-year old college student is urging her peers to cast their votes in the next general elections student for the governing St. Kitts-Nevus Labour Party under the leadership of Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
Second-year student at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, Zaiesha Joseph of Half Way Tree in Constituency Four, told a mammoth crowd, among them scores of youths, during Sunday’s Full Confidence Meeting organized by the Labour Party, that come the next elections, she will be voting for the first time.
"And voting is serious business. Especially now – when, for years, the same few people keep calling the radio stations, day after day, and using social media, hoping to get the country to believe what they want us to believe. Whether it is true or not. But like a lot of young people, I do my own research. And I cannot be led. In addition, my family’s life has shown me the value of Labour’s housing programme. I benefit, every day, from the Government’s investment in the CFBC. I have hardworking friends who are beefing up their skills in the PEP Programme every day – and earning a salary at the same time, because they want to know how to do extra things, and the Government is making it possible," she said.
"And so, as a young person who acts based on facts, not radio and social media propaganda, I am voting for the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Denzil Douglas! And I am voting for our very own, The Honorable Glenn Ghost Phillip in Constituency # 4," said Joseph, who disclosed that she worked very hard to pass 10 CXC subjects at Verchild’s High School and hopes to become a lawyer someday.
"I want to be a lawyer, because I like looking at facts and coming up with solid conclusions. I want to be a lawyer because I don’t want people to be able to fool me, and bamboozle me, with a lot of things that are not true. I want to be a lawyer because I want to be able to pick sense out of nonsense. And all this year, I have been picking sense out of nonsense where politics is concerned. Young People – I can’t stay up here too long. But listen up," she said.
Stating that no matter what the same few say on radio or social media, Joseph, pointed to what she declared are the rock-solid, super-powerful facts.
"Our debt used to be high. But Labour worked real hard, and brought that debt way down. Yes! Labour has fixed that. For sure. Crime used to be a daily thing. Labour went to work and fixed that too! Cut that by more than half. And we can feel it. Right? How about all those houses that thousands of we now own all over the country? And don’t forget that when you, or your mother, or your brother owns a house, they own the land too. Okay? Nobody will ever say that out of my head," said Ms. Joseph, who won the Miss Verchilds High in 2010, the Miss Labour crown in 2011 and the Miss Back to Roots crown in February this year and has her eyes on Miss St. Kitts 2013/14.
She disclosed that in her family, each generation has moved ahead of the one before.
"And Labour, over and over and over again, has cleared the way. For us. For all of us. Our St. Kitts is a shining star in the Caribbean. And this Labour Government deserves a lot of the praise. So let us stay with Labour. And work with Labour. And let us keep spreading the word on FB, and MSN, BBM because we’re staying with Labour! FULL CONFIDENCE!" declared Ms. Joseph.
Photo 1 – Miss Zaiesha Joseph
Photo 2 – A section of the mammoth crowd at Sunday’s meeting