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People’s Labour Party deputy leader resigns, says party “strayed away from its core principles”


By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Akilah Byron-Nisbett, in a statement Friday, March 24, 2023, announced her resignation from the People’s Labour Party.  

Byron-Nisbett said: “As of today, March 24th, 2023, I am no longer a part of the executive or a member of the People’s Labour Party.

After the elections, I did some soul-searching to determine the best path forward. What I did realize is that the party and leadership I once believed in had strayed away from its core principles, which no longer aligned with mine. 

If one wants to keep moving forward and upward, one will eventually have to let go of the load that is tying one’s feet to the ground and hindering progress. I, therefore, must state here that I have made the decision to step away from the umbrella of the People’s Labour Party with Dr. Timothy Harris as Leader.”

She added: “I will, however, continue to advocate and fight for the betterment of the people of constituency three and the country as a whole, and I will use any platform I have to advance your cause.”

Byron-Nisbett came onto the political scene following her appointment as a senator in the National Assembly in 2015 and was subsequently elected as the Member of Parliament for St. Christopher 3 (West Basseterre).

The People’s Labour Party, founded in June 2013, and one of the youngest political parties in St. Kitts and Nevis, was part of the Team Unity Coalition that collapsed leading up to the August 2022 General Election. 

WINN FM made attempts to reach PLP Leader Dr. Timothy Harris for comment on Byron-Nisbett’s resignation but was unsuccessful. 


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