BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Hundreds of participants and spectators from Constituency Number Seven and other parts of the country took part in a huge motorcade on Saturday. Some drove, while others watched the event celebrating 25 years of quality service rendered by their Parliamentarian, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris.
During the event the motorcade snaked its way from the historic Black Rocks in Bellevue through the length and breadth of the constituency and into Cayon (outside the constituency) and back to Bourryeau Gate. At the Bourryeau Strip right opposite Fraites Bakery, before a youth concert began at 7:00 p.m.
Prime Minister Harris, who is also the National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) one of the three parties in the Team Unity Administration, was at the starting point early, where he mingled with the constituents and other visitors to the Black Rocks, among them a group of tourists on a guided tour bus – a converted truck.
From Black Rocks, the motorcade entered Tabernacle Village, Prime Minister Harris’ home village. While the Prime Minister’s convoy was part of the larger motorcade, he was in a SUV with loudspeakers on top. Dr. Harris used a microphone to thank his constituents for their support.
Along the route, villagers waved, blew whistles and shouted, ‘Harris Again!’ A team of boys riding bicycles welcomed the motorcade as it entered Tabernacle Village moments after a St. Kitts Scenic Railway ‘Sugar Train’ full of tourists passed on its way back to Needsmust.
William Phillip, a member of the Planning Committee for the 25th Anniversary Celebrations tasked with the responsibility of the motorcade, said it was a huge success: “I am very happy to see the turnout. I really did not expect to see so many vehicles today. Many villagers who live in the Constituency Seven joined the motorcade and helped make it a success.”
According to Phillip, the motorcade was incident free, and he profusely thanked police officers who were fully alert and ensured that everything went on smoothly especially in controlling and directing motorists who were travelling in the opposite direction.
“I have to say thanks to all who participated for their good behaviour,” said Mr Phillip. “It was incident free and I hope that we have this for the remainder of the year–all the activities especially coming up for the Christmas activities that we have activities that are incident free. I want to thank the police officers for doing a tremendous job.”