St Kitts and Nevis: PM Terrance Drew addresses critical national issues

St Kitts and Nevis: PM Terrance Drew addresses critical national issues during an interview with DJ Jofery Morrishaw

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, participated in a virtual interview with media personality DJ Jofery Morrishaw on March 12, 2023 (Sunday). During the interview, he addressed various concerns of the public of St Kitts and Nevis and recalled the achievements and accomplishments of the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party.

Prime Minister started his interaction with Morrishaw by sharing his early political experiences. Following this, he emphasised the government plans and policies for the welfare of the general public of St Kitts and Nevis. While focusing on the critical issues, he also pointed out that the government has been planning to construct a climate-resilient hospital for the nation’s people, offering them better healthcare.

In addition to this, PM Drew outlined that St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party government has been working for the interest of the people and has taken the initiative to build a strong and developed infrastructure. He also highlighted one of the major issues people of St Kitts and Nevis face – Lacking water and energy- and ensured that the issue had been improved to some extent. Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew mentioned that the people of St Kitts and Nevis has been receiving water at least once a day, and the water supply will be improved in the upcoming months.

Prime Minister Drew was quoted saying, “Water is essential, and we are putting in efforts and money to fulfil the water demand, at least once a day.”

Further, he claimed that the government has been working for the betterment of the power supply in the nation and has been looking to construct a solar power plant, which will surely contribute to increasing the electricity supply islandwide. He stated, “We are stabilising so that we have the necessary infrastructure; we are doing much for the country.”

He also expressed that he was glad that the government has been doing a lot for the upliftment and growth of all necessary sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare, education, housing, tourism etc.

While highlighting the achievements of the Prime Minister Dr Drew-led government, he stated that the government took away COVID restrictions as they were unnecessary, then, and were used for political reasons. “The restrictions should be lifted in the month of May but were extended to fulfil the political propaganda,” the PM said.

Furthermore, he emphasised that his administration paid the frontline workers and public servants who worked during the crucial time of COVID-19. He also mentioned that Legislation against domestic violence was set up, offering women a chance to can go to Magistrate court if they faced any injustice.

While focusing on the initiatives adopted by the government for the betterment of the children and students, Prime Minister asserted that laptops would be distributed to every student. He conveyed, “Every child of St Kitts and Nevis must have a device and internet connection so that quality education can be provided to them.” He added that the government has also been planning to make college free for all students, providing access to knowledge to each and every student irrespective of their economic background.

He also listed that the government has been working to enhance inter-regional travel, upgrade the healthcare sector, and revamp CBI Programme by making required significant positive improvements. While concluding, Prime Minister Terrance Drew also hinted that St Kitts and Nevis would see the commencement of the Housing Programme, under which ‘climate resilient’ housing units will be provided to the people of St Kitts and Nevis.

Further, he thanked his team for inspiring the country and working hard for the betterment and upliftment of the nation and its people. He also assured that St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party would continue to work hard.