Basseterre, St. Kitts (WINN): As the People’s Action Movement (PAM) Special Caucus approaches on September 23 to elect a successor to outgoing leader Mr. Lindsay Grant, one of the party’s deputy leaders is talking about his chances to lead the PAM. Mr. Eugene Hamilton, believes his past managerial experience in the private sector will make him a prime candidate to take over from Mr. Grant when he demits office on September 30th.
Mr. Hamilton worked previously as a manager with British American Insurance Company (BAICO) in St. Kitts. BAICO and Trinidad based regional insurance company CLICO were causalities at the start of the global economic crisis in four years ago, triggering millions of dollars in losses in insurance policy holders. Mr. Mr. Hamilton’s political opponents have sought to suggest that he is to be blamed for the company’s failures locally. WINN asked Mr. Hamilton if he felt this would affect his bid for party leadership.
Mr. Hamilton believes his non-partisan approach would pivotal if he becomes leader of PAM and if elected to government. In July, Mr. Lindsay Grant announced his resignation as the party’s leader which takes effect on September 30th. He has held the post for 12 years. Grant suggested that he would continue to stand as a candidate for the PAM in Constituency Four.
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