The United Workers Party held its 2018 Conference of Delegates in Vieux Fort last Sunday (November 11, 2018) “to a packed hall of over 300 delegates with all 17 constituencies fully represented,” according to a party press release.
The release indicated that “All executive positions were up for nomination, the majority of which went unopposed.”
The party reported that the Political Leader and Deputy Political Leaders were unopposed and re-elected “as there was a strong vote of confidence in the Party’s Leadership.”
According to the release, “Political Leader Allen Chastanet was unopposed and re-elected; Deputy Political Leaders Ezeckiel Joseph and Gale Rigobert were also unopposed and re-elected.”
It added: “The nominations for Chairman, First and Second Deputy Chairman went unchallenged, resulting in Oswald Augustin, Nancy Charles and Francis Denbow automatically being placed in these positions.”
“An open Question and Answer session allowed delegates to question ministers on government and party issues, which led for vigorous debate and discussion,” it indicated.
The conference of delegates concluded with an address by the re-elected political leader Allen Chastanet, who, the release said, updated the delegates on upcoming plans for Hewanorra Airport, St. Jude Hospital, OKEU, DSH, the cruise ship port in Vieux Fort and other development projects.
It added, “He also encouraged delegates to continue supporting their government and reiterated his team’s commitment to fulfilling the promises made in the party’s 2016 General Elections manifesto.”
The release concluded indicating that “The conference also approved the agenda for upcoming national convention to be held on Sunday December 9, 2018 in Gros Islet.”