St Kitts and Nevis: The Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis celebrates its 38th Independence Day.
On occasion, the Prime Minister – Dr Timothy Harris, addressed the nation and offered congratulations to the citizens of the island country.
Prime Minister cited, “My fellow citizens and residents, I offer congratulations to you all on the occasion of our – ’38th Anniversary of Independence.’ 38 years ago, the sun rose for the first time in St. Kitts and Nevis. It was just the evening before, on September 18, in the year 1983, a Sunday like today, that the ‘Union Jack’ made its final descent in our beautiful twin-islands, & the National Flag of – St Kitts and Nevis rose wonderfully, on September 19, 1983.”
Citing the developments made by the nation in various fields, Prime Minister added, “St Kitts and Nevis made enormous leaps in the sectors of – public health, education, infrastructure, economic transition, trade and international relations, human rights, sports and culture. We are constantly being rated among the best in our region, across so many international developmental indices.”
Literacy rate, per capita income, the rule of law, Debt to GDP ratios, ICT indicators, transparency and good governance are some instances of areas in which we have been leading our friends.
With this, he highlighted the performance of athletes in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and also appreciated the performance and congratulated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, who emerged as Champions in CPL 2021.
“St Kitts and Nevis have hosted – ICC cricket and FIFA football. Our youth is excelling internationally in robotics competitions at the global level. We have witnessed with much pride and honour the achievements of our people in the diaspora and noted their excellence in – artistry, international business, technology, medicine, scholastic & in scientific research, politics and diplomacy,” he further added.
“I declare today that we will with God’s help, and we will do so through adaptation, diversification and recreation. 3 Over the last eighteen months, we, like the rest of the world, have had some challenges. We have been fighting this dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, and we have been coping relatively well. On the whole, when we look at the world landscape, and consider political stability, economic advancement, standards of living, & the quality of life, as well as employment and investment opportunities, St. Kitts and Nevis remains among the best places to live, and still proudly stands as the best run, best managed small island state in the world. Thanks be to God.”
Besides this, in his address the various areas, and the projects that his government initiated and that will take place in the future.