DPM Richards and Prime Minister Harris pictured with a resident at the Team Unity Town Hall meeting in Sandy Point.
DPM Richards and Prime Minister Harris pictured with a resident at the Team Unity Town Hall meeting in Sandy Point.
Sylvester Hodge speaks at the Team Unity town hall meeting in Sandy Point.
The People’s Forum Town hall Meeting in Sandy Point

Citizens, residents applaud progress created by Team Unity

From the press unit in the Office of the Prime Minister

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A show of gratitude for the “economic and social landscape turnaround” made possible by the Team Unity administration of St. Kitts and Nevis was expressed Tuesday evening during a third in a series of town hall meetings organized by the government. Tuesday’s meeting was held at the Sandy Point Community Centre.

Following the spirited and informative presentations by Minister of State within the Ministry of Health, Gender Affairs et al., the Honourable Wendy Phipps; Deputy Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #5 the Hon. Shawn Richards; and Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, one by one individuals got up and commended the administration for the strides it has made in just three years to improve the lives of Kittitians and Nevisians at home and abroad.

Glenville Mills of Sandy Point expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Honourable Richards for the work he has done to bring about better quality of life in Constituency #5. “I am grateful for the deputy prime minister because when I look above me, I see some beautiful project houses. Just a little below, I see the lovely new recreation grounds and what enhances it are those beautiful lights that the deputy prime minister brought there,” Mills stated.

Popular calypsonian Sylvester “King Socrates” Hodge said the government has indeed accomplished much in a short space of three years. “I am here to say thank you to the government and all the folks who made things possible for all you have done over the past three years in keeping faith with the promises you made to the people and all that you have been able to achieve in terms of development in the country,” he said. “I’ve been known for many years as a so-called PAM calypsonian, but I am first and foremost a national and I am very happy and honoured with the progress I have seen over the past three years.”

Other residents of Sandy Point and Constituency #5 were particularly elated with the news that agreements were signed March 4 for the construction of the luxurious Six Senses Resort and Spa at La Vallee Greens.

“We want to congratulate Team Unity especially for the news we had on the weekend with the signing ceremony of the Six Senses Hotel,” Cyndie Demming said, “and Mr. Richards, Sandy Pointers are saying to you through me that we want most of those jobs…and when the construction starts, young men – the prime minister said tonight don’t say there aren’t any job opportunities – please go and apply.”

The Team Unity government was also commended for introducing traffic lights in Basseterre, which has since significantly reduced traffic congestion in the capital city. Cabinet members were also urged to stay connected to the people through more events such as town hall meetings and one-on-one consultations within their respective constituencies.