Queens, New York (January 17th 2016):-Prime Minister of St.Kitts-Nevis Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris on Sunday Janaury 17th 2016 lauded the achievements of four exemplary nationals of the federation. At the Annual Luncheon hosted by the New York based Hearts and Hands for Nevis Association Dr. Harris praised the 4 honorees of the afternoon’s events, St.Kitts-Nevis Ambassador to the OAS His Excellency Dr. Everson Hull, Dr. Violet Jeffers, Sir Hugh Rawlins and Dr. Leslie Wade.
The Prime Minister began his presentation by lauding as visionaries, the Founders of the Association. He also praised the group including its executive and members for enhancing and maintaining the familial ties between Kittitians and Nevisians as well as throughout the region.
Prime Minister Harris said “The visionaries of this renowned organization have meticulously woven a web of alliances among their Kittitian, Nevisian and regional neighbors, thereby cementing the familial ties that exist beyond the shores of our homeland. This gathering today is a testimony of the marked success of the Hearts and Hands for Nevis.”
“This well-established organization has successfully staged numerous events in keeping with their mission: “To influence members to develop their full potential through excellence in personal leadership, relationship development and the creation of wealth through the power of integrity and collective effort,” PM Harris continued.
Dr. Harris stated “As 2016 unfolds, their goals are no less important and the executive and members of the Hearts and Hands for Nevis are committed to “organizing Nevisians and friends of Nevis worldwide into esteemed communities with a view to maintain Nevisian identity and culture. This vision allows for a celebration of today’s honorees, namely Dr. Everson Hull, Dr. Violet Jeffers, Sir Hugh Rawlins and Dr. Leslie Wade. These distinguished honorees are high achievers who are highly respected and successful citizens in every right. Today, Sunday January 17, 2016 is an opportunity to celebrate them. From the tireless, energetic spirit of Dr. Violet Jeffers to the awe inspiring work of Dr. Leslie Wade, the financial and economic expertise of Dr. Everson Hull, and the legal acumen of Sir Hugh Rawlins, our nation reels with collective pride at the celebration of four of our sons and daughters.”
Prime Minister Harris further stated “Our recognition of their success does more than laud their accomplishments. It sets a precedent for our nation’s youth at home and abroad to strive toward excellence as they wrestle with career paths of their own. Today’s high achievers are models who are also dedicated to positively impacting the lives of others through excellence and service. We are mindful of their sacrifices, their contributions and their respective successes and we applaud them. We must not lose sight of the fact that the small size of Nevis did not prevent its sons and daughters from reaching the zenith. The small physical size of the island instead provided fertile soil from which our sons and daughters have risen to provide service to the world.”
Prime Minister Harris concluded by expressing gratitude on behalf of the government as well as people of the federation to the Hearts and Hands Organization for their work in the upliftment and enhancement of their homeland and their commitment to excellence.
“Thanks to the Hearts and Hands for Nevis organization for using its work as a platform to honor excellence in recognition of some of the esteemed citizens of our nation who continue to make their mark as trailblazers in their respective fields.
On behalf of my government and the people of the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, I salute the honorees on this auspicious occasion and I applaud The Hearts and Hands for Nevis for their work and commitment to excellence.
Thanks for inviting me to share with you,” PM Harris concluded.
Present at the event in addition to well over 200 Nationals of St.Kitts-Nevis were Premier of Nevis the Hon. Vance Amory and St.Kitts-Nevis Ambassador to the United States Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne. Rev. Mastine Nisbett provided the blessing for the afternoon’s events.
See Video below of PM Harris enjoying himself along with hundreds of Nationals at the Post Gala Dance at the Laguardia Marriott