(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister)
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts –- A constituency-wide motorcade, a youth concert and a thanksgiving service were three celebratory activities held over the weekend in recognition of Prime Minister Harris’ 25th anniversary of serving the people of Constituency #7 as their Parliamentary Representative.
The people of Constituency #7, as well as citizens and residents throughout the length and breadth of St. Kitts and Nevis, participated The action events.
The action kicked off on Saturday, Dec. 1, with the hugely successful constituency motorcade. This event commenced at the historic Black Rocks in Belle Vue and made its way to Tabernacle Village – the hometown of Prime Minister Harris – before continuing through the whole of Constituency #7. Dr. Harris travelled in a vehicle at the head of the convoy using a loudspeaker while offering words of appreciation to residents of the constituency as the procession passed through various communities.
The parade of vehicles made its way to Cayon, turned around and headed back to Bourryeau where the motorcade ended.
Bourryeau (in front of Fraites and Sons Bakery) was the venue for the second celebratory event – a concert dedicated to the youth of the constituency. The evening concert brought out hundreds of young people from all parts of St. Kitts and Nevis for a night of musical entertainment that saw performances from popular local artistes such as Infamus, I-mark, Nicha B, Byron Messiah, and Nu Vybes Band International.
Then, on Sunday Dec. 2, Prime Minister Harris, along with executive members of the People’s Labour Party (PLP) and a large number of supporters, worshipped at the Pentecostal Church of God in Saddlers Village, which is led by Bishop George Gilfillan. It was the fourth such special thanksgiving service Dr. Harris attended as part of his 25th anniversary celebrations.
While addressing the congregation, the Prime Minister described the weeks of celebration as “extremely hectic,” but noted, “The truth is, tiring at times as it has been, I have loved every moment of it.”
During the church service Dr. Harris thanked the people of his constituency for their unwavering support. “Truth be told, they have never over the last 25 years once let me down, so I want to say that I love you tremendously and I will always have enduring love and gratitude for your support time and time again,” Dr. Harris said.
Also joining Prime Minister Harris for worship at the Pentecostal Church of God on Sunday were Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #8, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton and Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly, Senator the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett.
Other activities held throughout the three-plus weeks of celebrations included the Prime Minister’s Legacy Walk on Saturday, Nov. 17; visits to schools and other institutions throughout Constituency #7; appearances by the Prime Minister on two popular radio call-in programmes; a house handing-over ceremony, and a gospel concert featuring popular Jamaican performer, Minister Marion Hall.