The Executive Council of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has given the green light to construction of a new three-storey headquarters building at George Street, St Michael, at a cost of $10 million.
The new headquarters will offer retail space to business houses, said DLP General Secretary George Pilgrim.
He made the revelation as the party prepares to kick off its 60th anniversary celebrations with a church service on Sunday, April 26 at 8 a.m. at the St Paul’s Anglican Church, Bay Street, St Michael.
Addressing reporters at the DLP’s headquarters this morning, Pilgrim also reported that membership in the ruling party continues to climb with interest now being expressed in establishing a third women’s league organization within the political grouping.
The DLP currently has women’s leagues established in Barbados and London. Pilgrim said interest was now being expressed in having a similar organization for women members in New York City.
The celebrations are taking place under the theme, It Is All About Members.
Pilgrim said the President’s Reception and Awards Gala will be the highlight on April 27 when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is due to speak to audiences in New York, Canada and the United Kingdom. He is also due to unveil a 60th anniversary plaque at party headquarters.
The week of celebrations, which includes a gospel concert, will conclude with a grand fair on May 2 from 1.p.m. to 8 p.m.
During the next nine to 12 months, 60 members drawn from the 30 constituencies will be honoured for over 40 years of service to the governing party. An induction ceremony for new members is also planned for later this year.