Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The administration of St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has completed six months of its service under the leadership of Prime Minister of the twin-island Federation, Dr Terrance Drew on March 1, 2023.
Post completion, the SKNLP has shared a social media post listing the achievements over the past six (6) months. To start with, the administration shared the list of bills tabled in the House of Assembly from the period of October 25, 2022, to February 24, 2023:
• St Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2022- Passed on October 27, 2022
• Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2022-Passed on October 27, 2022
• Chill Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 – Passed on October 27, 2022
• Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 – Passed on November 4, 2022
• Evangelistic Faith Church Incorporation Bill, 2022-Passed on November 4, 2022-Private Bill
• Small Business Development (Amendment) Bill, 2022- Passed on November 4, 2022
• Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2022 – Passed on November 4, 2022
• The Appropriation (2023) Bill, 2022-Passed on December 19, 2022-Annual Budget
• Caribbean Community and Africa Export-Import Bank (Agreement for the Establishment of a Partnership) Bill, 2023-First Reading on February 8, 2023
• Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Amendment) Bill, 2023-Passed on February 8, 2023
• Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2023-Passed on February 22, 2023
• Anti-Corruption Bill, 2023-Passed on February 22, 2023
• Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill, 2023 – Passed on 22, 2023
• Official Gazette Bill, 2023-Passed on February 8, 2023
As per the administration, a total of 14 Bills were tabled in the National Assembly, with 13 out of 14 becoming Legislation/Acts.
In addition to this, St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party shared the accomplishments in the Health sector. The update informed about the following achievements:
• MRI machine sourced and purchased for JNF Hospital.
• 24/7 doctor service at Pogson Medical Centre.
• Repeal of COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) Bill.
• All COVID-19-related Health and Travel Restrictions were removed.
• Financial Assistance for any child in need of medical assistance overseas.
• Life support systems training of over 250 healthcare workers.
• New Cataract Equipment was purchased for JNF.
• Settling a $2 million debt owed to medical suppliers.
• Restoration and decluttering of the Ministry of Health Headquarters.
• Restoration and decluttering of the Cardin Home.
• Resumption of in-depth planning sessions between both the Federal and NIA Ministries of Health.
• Upgrading of the chemical cabinet at the oncology unit at JNF
• Automated Urinalysis machine at JNF lab.
• Ten Elderly care assistants were employed at the Cardin Home.
• Extended operating hours of the JNF Blood Bank
• Introduction of National Blood Drive Exercise/Launch of Blood Donation Campaign at JNF