Keeping the Promise - of transparency and good governance
The premise of the promise is that we shall not seek domination of each other but remain committed to genuine partnership. The best agreements are written with our hearts and executed through our character.
For the unity concept to survive, we all must stay true to the premise of the promise.
PAM is adamant about maintaining a people's agenda and keeping the promise
REAL UNITY is essential to maintaining the gains earned in the last seven years; and the potential for what's still to come.
My Plan for SC #5
Improve access to healthcare by updating equipment, training, and repairs to the healthcare facility at Pogson.
We will build a vendors plaza and revitalize the market into a modern commercial space for vendors, entrepreneurs and a TVET training centre with programmes targeting youth and unemployed residents.
The commercial centre will also have a new post office and a digital library where we see the amalgamation of physical books, videos, digital content and computers all in one space.
We will build low-income climate-resilient homes.
We will commence major development at La Vallee while providing land deeds to former La Vallee residents. Improvements to roads, the bypass road, development of Fig Tree Strip and the new Pavillion on the playing field will not only address urgent needs but will also bring jobs to this community. To our young families, your daycare center is coming.
We will set up a community council to help build stronger sports, culture and community development programmes.
In addition, we will roll out hot meals on wheels, roving caregivers, Diamond Day Care, and activity programmes for the elderly.
Update Health Facilities
Build Daycare Facility
Build a Commercial Centre
Roving Care Programme for the Elderly
Build a Digital Library
Bring Jobs to the Community
A Bit About Me
Shawn K. Richards was born on 8 December 1972 in St. Kitts and Nevis. He is the political leader of the People's Action Movement, and the Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
During his career thus far, Shawn has amassed a wealth of experience including Senior Auditor – TDC Internal Audit Office, Board Secretary – TDC Tours, Accountant – TDC Airline Services Limited, and TDC Tours, Credit Manager – Courts St. Kitts, and Auditor of the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis.
In October 2004 Shawn contested his first general elections and defeated the incumbent to become the Member of Parliament for Constituency # 5, Sandy Point. He currently holds the post of Political Leader of the People's Action Movement.
Following the Team Unity victory in the 2015 General Election, Richards was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, a position which he retains today.
Despite his demanding schedule, Shawn has always made time to contribute to his community, especially in terms of education, religion, and sports.
His contributions include Co-sponsor of the Lloyd Richards Award for the best CXC results in Principles of Business and Accounts at Sandy Point High School, Founder of the Friends of Sandy Point Award for the male and female student from the Sandy Point High School with the best CXC results, Trustee for the Alric Lyndon Lake Memorial Fund, Former President of the Sandy Point Methodist Youth Fellowship, Former Member of St. Kitts Methodist Youth Council, Assistant in the Sandy Point High School Debating Society and he is the Sponsor of the Shawn Richards Basketball Competition during the annual Easter Rama Festival. Additionally, he has sponsored numerous other sporting activities and clubs.
After performing admirably at the Primary and Secondary Levels, he attended Cleveland State University as well as the University of the Virgin Islands. It was at these prestigious institutions that he gained his BA in Business Administration with specialization in Management and his Masters of Accountancy and Financial Information Systems.
In 2002 he successfully passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam and is currently a registered CPA.