Leader of Team Unity and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris indicated the party will be celebrating its third anniversary with an extended week of activities under the theme: “Opening Doors and Creating Opportunities through Service and Empowerment”.
“Our Team Unity Administration has kept faith with our people, giving dutiful and unwavering service to all the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Three years into our first five-year mandate the Government of National Unity has successfully opened the doors of a number of projects that are ground breaking and pioneering for our country,” Dr, Harris said.
PM Harris described St. Kitts and Nevis as one of the best managed small island states that has achieved global recognition.
“My Government will ensure dignified care of our citizens and residents from the cradle-to-grave. Our solemn commitment to this pledge was a guiding force when we removed the 17 percent VAT from food, medicines, educational supplies and funeral expenses. That same commitment is a guiding force in the construction of the state-of-the-art EC$2.4 million-dollar health centre being built in Tabernacle through the financial assistance of the Republic of China (Taiwan), “he said.
He also identified some of the activities slated to commemorate the occasion.
“This year, our full slate of activities runs from Thursday, February 15th to Sunday, February 25th and includes two church services, one on the 18th in Nevis and the other on the 25th in St. Kitts; a gospel concert; a National Volunteer Day on Saturday, February 17th; a National College, Health and Career Fair in Independence Square on Friday, February 23rd; as well as the official opening of the ICT Centre and the launch of another exciting series of town hall meetings, among other initiatives.
“On Friday, February 23rd, we will launch the National Health Insurance Implementation Commission, which represents a major step toward establishing universal health insurance coverage in St. Kitts and Nevis. National Health Insurance remains a top priority for my Government because we believe that no one should have to declare bankruptcy because of an expensive illness, neither should anyone skip having a potentially life-saving scan or other procedure because of the cost,” he disclosed.
Dr Harris was however, thankful for what his administration was able to achieve. He said, “For all of our achievements over the past three years we say “To God be the Glory, great things He has done.”
“We are also confident that God, in His divine providence, will continue to do great things through our Government, for the good of our Country. We are committed to leading through service, while fostering a sense of unity and solidarity among all of the people. May God bless our beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis?”
The Team Unity administration was elected to office on February 3, 2015 succeeding a 20 year reign of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party.