St Kitts and Nevis responding to adversity with achievement

Basseterre, St Kitts: The definitive nature of St Kitts and Nevis now marks an unmistakable inflection point in the journey of development. The consecutive win in the second elections catapulted Team Unity as the primary role of Island’s politics, relegating the Labour Party to a distant.

The development and management of COVID-19 are being viewed as an endorsement of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris’s persona and his imprint on the successful administration of the twin-island federation. The workforce being utilised by the Prime Minister sweep so deep that all other political parties stand no chance for the upcoming elections.

It takes strong personalities to popularise an idea, but it takes a dedicated man to implement those ideas into reality. Under Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris’ leadership, St Kitts and Nevis is thriving in all sectors. The PM Harris-led administration’s strategies and goals aided the twin-island Federation’s recovery from the COVID-19 ravages on the economic and health sector.

During the coronavirus pandemic, his leadership helped to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, allowing the twin-island Federation to get back on track and observe a decrease in daily infections.

PM Harris’s remarkable leadership, the economy is reviving at a rapid pace. Hundreds of employees have been hired since the government reopened the tourism sector.

Writeups 24 reached out to the general public at the Port Zante; where people expressed their faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris. The team interacted with local vendors and other shopkeepers at Port Zante and other areas of the country.

The cruise ships have also returned to the country, bringing with them new work prospects for St Kitts and Nevis residents, including taxi drivers, tour operators, local sellers, and other artists.

Local vendor, Pamela Lewis reiterated the commitment of the St Kitts and Nevis government to bring back tourism and drag the country towards normalcy, she added: “St Kitts and Nevis is all set to welcome over 51 cruise ships on its ports, which will not only flourish the tourism sector, but it will also provide major relief to people who are associated with tourism like shopkeepers, vendors, taxi drivers, tour operators and others.”

A local shopkeeper who runs a souvenir shop at Port Zante expressed the enormous difficulties he faced when the cruise ships stopped coming to St Kitts and Nevis. The owner named Chris Henderson said that as the COVID-19 was increasing in sister islands, he was scared for St Kitts and Nevis. Henderson said he never thought things would ever come back to what they were in 2019, but with careful management, by the government, he is now a successfully running business.

The government of St Kitts and Nevis also provided support to people with disabilities. The first payout under the government’s support to households with disabilities was made on August 6, 2021.

The special correspondent of Writeups 24 also talked to a recipient of the government’s support to households with disabilities. On condition of anonymity, he told Writeups 24 that he lost his right leg years ago in an accident and had been in a wheelchair since then. He said with the financial support, he was able to fulfil the basic necessities of his family.

Even during the pandemic, St Kitts and Nevis has become the safest destination for international travellers because of the extraordinary administration of Team Unity led by Dr Harris.

As the situation in St Kitts and Nevis returns to normal, the government, in collaboration with NEOC, has granted permission to St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee to welcome back live audiences to the various shows, competitions, and other events planned as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations for National Carnival.

The event will be held in accordance with COVID-19 standards and guidelines to ensure that everyone who attends or participates is safe.

Several international and domestic airlines have also resumed service to the twin-island Federation, including American Airlines, British Airways, Caribe Air Charters, LIAT, and Sky High.

A local resident of St Kitts, Emanuel Hamilton, added that the crime rate has also decreased in the past six years and people feel much safer whether they are living in the country or are here for leisure.

“The PM Harris administration’s programmes and policies demonstrate that public safety, wellbeing, and development are top priorities.”

PAHO has declared that St Kitts and Nevis Federation has the highest COVID-19 immunisation rate in the Caribbean region, which is credited to the efforts and tactics of the government of St Kitts and Nevis and it’s like-minded approach towards public awareness.

Aside from it, the government announced a stimulus package during the last year to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. The massive $120 million stimulus package supported all sectors and provided monthly support to thousands who got unemployed due to the pandemic.

The PM Harris administration also implemented a Poverty Alleviation Program (PAP), which sought to provide low-income households with a $500 monthly payment. This programme has also helped an additional 940 people who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID outbreak.

In terms of COVID-19 management, the PM Harris administration’s policies and goals have gained worldwide attention for the Western Hemisphere’s smallest island. PM Harris claims that the common public would always come first in his government.