March 12, 2020- Over the past weeks the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party has been involved in intense discussions with various potential investors. Dr. Terrance Drew, candidate for constituency #8 has recently journeyed to Germany where he met with several health industries to engage with potential investors who have the experience from which we can model our plans.
Another recent partnership has been established in sports with Dr. Bruce Lockerbie, the CEO of PAIDEA, which is the Greek word for Education. Dr. Lockerbie is an international consultant whose company have assisted in implementing some major sports events, including World Cup Football and World Cup Cricket.
The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party acknowledges that Sports, Heritage and the Arts can release creative energies to foster self-esteem, community cohesion and economic activity. The youth of St. Kitts and Nevis possess tremendous talent in various sports disciplines such as football, basketball, cricket, netball, and tennis as well as in the Arts. As a result, more and more Performing Arts studios have been opened showcasing the talents of our citizens as young as 3 years of age. However, although the talent is obvious the support is dormant. Our athletes and creatives are desperately in need of more support, investment, professionalization and exposure.
“Our young people already have the talent; all they need is an opportunity. The NextGen SKN Labour Administration will lead and coordinate optimal society-wide investment in these valuable activities.” Dr. Douglas stated at the recent press conference held Thursday March 12, 2020.
The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party NextGen SKN Administration will establish an indoor multipurpose sports facility and academy and a Performing Arts Academy upon obtaining office.
This sports facility will be one that combines sports and education. It will be able to accommodate various sporting disciplines as well as provide skills training and courses to further develop the players athletic and academic skills.
“A sports academy can bring both the essentials of a strong rigorous learning environment and parallel that with the skills, discipline and encouragement an athlete receives.” Dr. Bruce Lockerbie stated. He added, “We have constructed a similar establishment in St. Lucia in October 2017.”
The structure of the National Academy of the Performing Arts will resemble that of the Sports Academy.
The aim of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party is to establish the Sports Academy and the National Academy for the Performing Arts as Centers of Excellence and allow students from the wider Caribbean Community to attend.