Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 20, 2017 (SKNIS): The Government of National Unity’s recently concluded week of activities in celebration of its second year anniversary in office was described as successful, as Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy recapped the historic week.
“We started on a note of prayer as we really ought to have done and that worship session was most inspiring and set us off on a very good note and that was as it were surpassed in terms of the Gospel night,” said the prime minister. “We followed that up with a historic first meeting of the Federal Cabinet on the island of Nevis. That showed by and large that the bond between the Nevis Island Administration and the Federal Government was being consolidated. We had a lovely town hall and I want to say thank you to all the people from the island of St. Kitts who journeyed up in a true show of solidarity to be a part of that historic gathering of the Federal Cabinet and to thank those from the island of Nevis who took the time to participate in that forum.”
Another remarkable event was the Government Ministers and Officials visits to schools and Institutions on both islands on Tuesday, February 14. Prime Minister Harris said that the visits “attempted to show love to the students and to promote to them the idea of love so that they can develop to become loving patriots of St. Kitts and Nevis. He said that the experience was a very good one, noting that if one can build, promote and develop love and loveliness in the hearts of the young ones, St. Kitts and Nevis will be a much better place.
Also of great importance was the One-on-One Consultations in each constituency led by government officials also on Tuesday, February 14, to which Prime Minister Harris described as historic.
“This was history in the making because for the first time on the same day at the same time we had the high officials of government available throughout the length and breadth of St. Kitts making themselves available to serve the people in the people’s own districts in the areas in which they are comfortable on their own terms,” he said. “And so, this was for me a very important part of the deep and enduring connection, which we would want to have with our citizens and it is not always easy or convenient to have our citizens and residents come to Basseterre to meet with ministers and government, and so we went to them, we listened to them and heard from them and we were able to be of service.”
Prime Minister Harris expressed gratitude to all who played a part in making the Government of National Unity’s second year anniversary a success and noted that celebrations will continue throughout the year, as there is need for worthy celebrations.
Other activities held in celebration of the week included an appearance on “Voices” on Winn FM Radio Station by Prime Minister Harris, the Honourable Ian “Patches Liburd and the Honourable Mark Brantley; a reception hosted in Nevis by Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Vance Amory; e-Government Mobile Application Launch; “Working for you” with guest appearances by Prime Minister Harris, Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards and Premier Amory; public forums; a special Sitting of Parliament; the Launch of Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP); a Youth Explosion; and the Unity Solutions Programme in St. Kitts. The week commenced on Sunday, February 12 with a church service at the Co-Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Basseterre and culminated with the Prime Minister’s Reception at Government House on Saturday, February 18.