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Posted: Tuesday 5 February, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Hon Eugene Hamilton celebrates nine years as a parliamentarian with week of activities

The Hon Eugene Hamilton (right, facing the camera) playing a game of dominos at the party in Keys. Looking on is Mr Jonel Powell, Chairman of the People’s Action Movement
By: Peter Ngunjiri, Press Release
    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, February 5, 2019 (PLP PR Media Inc.) -- Area Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Eight, the Hon Eugene Hamilton, has said that the Dr Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Administration has delivered a lot for the country in terms of social and economic development.
    “Nobody can deny that in the last four years of my being a minister of government, that I have delivered a lot for my constituency and the government has delivered a lot for the country,” said Hon Hamilton who is also the Minister of Agriculture, Health, National Insurance, Human Settlements, Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services.
    “No one can deny that,” pointed out Minister Hamilton. “This is a country that is doing far better than perhaps all countries in the region and it is why we have an influx of migrants coming into this country. No other country in the region can speak to this sort of influx of migrants like St. Kitts and Nevis.”
    Hon Hamilton made the remarks on Saturday evening February 2, at the Keys’ basketball courts where he held a party for his constituents, in what was the last event of a week-long of activities in celebration of the ninth anniversary as an elected parliamentarian for Constituency Number Eight which covers St. Peter’s, Conaree, Half Moon, Keys, Cayon and Ottley’s.    
    According to Hon Hamilton, in 2017 he celebrated his seventh anniversary because of the biblical principle that seven is an important number. While the eighth would have been symbolic because his constituency is Number Eight, he did not celebrate last year.
    “I thought having gone through the eighth and realising that there are a number of things that I am doing that are not being highlighted in the public, I should actually celebrate the ninth,” said the Hon Hamilton. “For that reason, it is better that the people know what I am doing than to continue to believe that not enough has been done.”
    The week of activities observed under hashtag #8MovingForwardwithHamilton started on Friday January 25 when he commissioned three garbage trucks for the Solid Waste Management Corporation, which is a corporation under the Ministry of Health. He pointed out that in the last four years as a Minister of Government he had paid particular attention and focus on the corporation.  
    On Saturday January 26 ground was broken at Lower Poland in Conaree by the National Housing Corporation, which is a corporation under the Ministry of Human Settlements, for three duplexes that will have six family units. The Corporation was given until the end of June this year to have the three duplexes completed.
    On Monday January 28, the Hon Hamilton joined workers at the Solid Waste Management Corporation to remove garbage from Conaree, Keys and Cayon areas of his constituency, in what he termed as ‘walking a mile in their shoes’.
    “I walked a mile in their shoes and I will do what I can to make sure that those persons are treated a little differently now that I have walked a mile in their shoes,” said the Hon Hamilton. “I have a first-hand experience of what they face when they work picking up the garbage around the country.” 
    A ground breaking ceremony for a two-storey structure with three furnished one-studio apartments at the bottom and a two-bedroom apartment at the top that was due to have been held on Tuesday January 29 in Parray’s Village, St. Peter’s was moved to Friday February 1. According to Hon Hamilton, these houses are for indigent persons in the St. Peter’s area who can’t afford property for themselves.
    The party held in Keys on Saturday February 2 which was the last event was attended by a cross-section of persons from the constituency and even from outside the constituency, among them the National Chairman of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) Ambassador Jonel Powell, and the National Treasurer of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Mr Victor Earle. 
    “Meanwhile we are coming up on the fourth anniversary of the Team Unity Government,” observed the Hon Hamilton. “There will be a whole lot of activities this month. One of the things we will be doing this month is we will be focusing on repainting the primary school in St. Peter’s, the Deane-Glasford Primary School, which needs a paint job.”  


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