…congratulates PM Drew on victory
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party victory at the 2022 General Elections still fresh in the minds of the people, congratulatory messages are still pouring in for the Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, the newly-elected Prime Minister.
Leaders of two CARICOM member states, Jamaica and Monsterrat, are looking to foster deeper relations with St. Kitts and Nevis, as Dr. Drew seeks to chart a way forward for the people of the territory following the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holiness congratulated Dr. Drew for his resounding victory, writing in a letter that as he begins to function “Jamaica looks forward to the further deepening of our relations and the people-to-people linkages with St. Kitts and Nevis”.
“Your election as Prime Minister is testament to the confidence reposed in you by the people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, to lead the country at this very crucial time when the region is confronted with multifaceted challenges such as climate change, high-debt, increases in food and fuel prices, the disruption in supply chains, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Holiness wrote.
The Premier of Montserrat, Hon. Joseph Farrell, also expressed congratulations to the newly-elected Prime Minister.
“With your appointment as Prime Minister comes a new mantel of responsibility. I wish to assure you of the continued friendship and support of the Government and people of Montserrat as you and your Government work tirelessly for the progress and prosperity of your people and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
He added: “Finally, let this amazing achievement and your spoken commitment to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis fuel you with the courage and energy you need to seize every opportunity and overcome every challenge. Please accept, Prime Minister Drew, renewed assurances and my very best wishes for a most successful term of office.” Farrell further said that he is looking forward to working with Dr. Drew “to strengthen the vitally important ties which our two countries share as OECS and CARICOM member states”.