BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 6th, 2016 (PRESS SEC) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has made a congratulatory phone call to Mr. Allen Chastanet, St. Lucia’s Prime Minister-elect. Mr. Chastanet’s United Workers’ Party will form the new government after securing victory at the polls today, June 6th, 2016, against the St. Lucia Labour Party led by Dr. Kenny Anthony.
Tonight, Prime Minister Harris told Mr. Chastanet that he feels very happy for him, his colleagues, and all of the supporters of the United Workers’ Party. Dr. Harris also affirmed that he considers the Prime Minister-elect to be a very good friend.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis was the Featured Speaker at the United Workers’ Party’s 50th Anniversary Gala that was held on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort under the theme “All that Glitters IS Gold.”
Prime Minister Harris – in a rousing speech that resonated with the large, appreciative audience who gave him exuberant applause, as well as a standing ovation – praised Mr. Chastanet, the leader of the U.W.P. of St. Lucia, for providing moral support and vocal encouragement for Team Unity when the coalition was pressing to get the Motion of No Confidence matter heard in Parliament. During his speech, Prime Minister Harris also commended Mr. Chastanet for showing courage in mounting a legal challenge against the Boundaries Commission.