BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 29, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Today, Thursday, November 29, 2018 is a very special day in the lives of the people of Constituency #7, as it marks exactly 25 years since they first elected Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris as their Parliamentary Representative with a show of overwhelming support in the general elections of November 29, 1993, then in five subsequent elections in 1995, 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2015.
As the leader of the tripartite Team Unity coalition of the People’s Labour Party (PLP), People’s Action Movement (PAM) and Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Dr. Harris became the third Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis after the February 16th, 2015 general election.
As a result, the Honourable Prime Minister has, on numerous occasions, expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to the people of Constituency #7 for entrusting their leadership in his hands time after time, and has publicly credited his success over the years largely to two things: the unwavering support of the people, and the will of God.
“For me, it’s really a story of gratitude, for so many people have done so much and have meant so much to me that I just want to say ‘a hearty thank you’ to all of you. To my constituents who trusted me and, time after time, reposed their confidence in me, I owe you a debt a gratitude from the heart,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying when he addressed the congregation during a service at the Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday, November 18.
Prime Minister Harris observed his 25th anniversary today by working on behalf of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, meeting with investors and educational leaders. However, the Parliamentary Representative was sure to carve out time from his Prime Ministerial duties to interact with the people of his constituency by visiting with the senior residents of the Grange Healthcare Facility in Ottley’s village, as well as with the patients and staff of the Mary Charles Hospital in Molineux.
In observation of the Prime Minister’s significant milestone, a group of constituents came together to organize a number of wholesome, people-centred events in recognition of the outstanding performance and excellent representation Prime Minister Harris has rendered over the last 25 years. His dedicated service has touched the lives of the residents throughout the length and breadth of his constituency and the wider communities of St. Kitts and Nevis.
These activities so far have included three church services; several community walk-through events; the Prime Minister’s Legacy Health Walk; two radio appearances; a largely successful “To God be the Glory” gospel concert, as well as a house handing-over ceremony. Other activities planned are a motorcade throughout Constituency #7; a youth concert; another house handing-over ceremony and a special town hall meeting.
Since the commencement of his 25th anniversary activities, hundreds of constituents, supporters and well-wishers have showered Prime Minister Harris with calls, messages and other expressions of congratulations on achieving this significant milestone and for his excellent leadership.
Over his 25-year political career, Dr. Harris has held a number of ministerial portfolios including that of Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade, Industry, Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Marine Resources, Cooperatives and Constituency Empowerment from February 2010 to January 2013; Minister of Finance, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs from August 2008 to January 2010; Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs from October 2004 to August 2008; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Education from August 2001 to October 2004; Minister of Education, Labour and Social Security from March 2000 to August 2001; and Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Housing from 1995 to March 2000.
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