The Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis are standing in solidarity with the government and people of Dominica.
In the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, the twin island state pledged $1m in support of Dominica’s recovery efforts.
Hon. Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris accompanied President Maduro on his visit to Dominica on Wednesday September 23rd to share in the hope of recovery.
He said to GIS News, “We recognize that the people of Dominica have suffered terrible devastation and setback. Initially Dominica was not in the pathway; St. Kitts and Nevis was so it was through the grace of God that the storm avoided us and did not do anything significant [as compared] to what was done in Dominica.
“In the context of that, we felt that it was important that we show, in a serious way, that we were committed to the recovery efforts and are wishing Dominica well.
“We gave at the time what was the more substantial contribution and perhaps for some time to come, has been. “
Dr. Harris added that despite criticism, “In our hearts and our minds, we know that it was the right thing. Had it happened to St. Kitts and Nevis, we would have looked to the world to be as generous as they possibly could. So we were happy to be able to provide some leadership and say to our people that this is what solidarity is about; solidarity knows no boundaries.
“When you have friends and affected CARICOM sister states, we must do what is in our measure to do.”
The Hon. St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister says Dominica can look forward to his country’s continued support.