BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Dennis Knight received his ‘Instrument of Appointment’ and was introduced as a member of the Integrity Committee during a brief but meaningful Aug. 30 ceremony at Government House.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said Knight’s years of professional experience make him an excellent nominee.
“Knight comes eminently qualified to perform, his reputation as a great citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis precedes him,” Prime Minister Harris said. “I do not need to commend his virtue, it is safe to say we are honoured that he accepted this offer to serve the country and we wish him all the very best.”
Governor-General, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, echoed similar sentiments and congratulated Knight on his appointment.
“I take this opportunity to wish you well in terms of your undertaking,” Sir Tapley said. “I have known you over a number of years; I know you are an eminently responsible professional and that you will discharge your duties with distinction.”
Knight thanked Prime Minister Harris and Sir Tapley, and noted that he will continue to work assiduously to serve the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“I just want to thank you for another opportunity to serve the country and commit my services to the fullest,” Knight said. “I wish to ensure you I will do my very best at all times. Thank you very much.”
Prime Minister Harris used the occasion to congratulate the other members of the Integrity Commission, Chairman Damian Kelsick and member, Carol Boddie.
The Integrity in Public Life (IPL) Act came into force in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on July 11, 2018, after which the Integrity Commission was established.