Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris (left) during a past meeting with Barbados' Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts =– Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, extended congratulations to the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Mottley, in recognition of that country’s 54th anniversary of Independence celebrated on November 30.

Barbados became an independent nation on November 30, 1966.

In a letter to Prime Minister Mottley, the St. Kitts and Nevis prime minister said, “Independence anniversaries are such fulfilling moments, as they provide an opportunity to reflect on all of the pivotal moments in the history of our islands that would have worked together to propel us to where we are now. They remind us of the hard work and sacrifices made by our ancestors who tirelessly fought for the freedoms and privileges that we enjoy today.”

Prime Minister Harris further noted that commemorating these anniversaries also proves that regardless of the size or status of our islands, “we are capable of achieving great things when we work together. Thus, it is my hope that we grow in the recognition that our shared histories and cultures bring us closer together as a region and affirm for us why we should continue to strive towards a more integrated and synergistic Caribbean Community.”

The prime minister ended his letter by saying, “I am hopeful that this 54th year continues to bring out the best in the people of Barbados and I hope, and I pray for the health and safety of your people and your borders.”