(ZIZ News) – During Wednesday’s lunch gathering as part of the Caribbean Citizenship Summit, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris responded to a question posed by Nevisian Banker Fletcher St. Jean about any possible change in the travel status of SKN locals who want to visit Canada.
Dr. Harris responded by saying, “I am not at liberty to engage publicly to say what are the conclusions. Suffice it to say yes, we did put that on the table with Canada and that the government is seized of our efforts at reforming our programme and we are looking for a positive outcome.”
He continued, “The Prime Minister was on a private visit to our federation and therefore, it was the courteous thing to have met with us and for us to engage him. We wouldn’t want to make too public what were the conversations on his private, very private visit to St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Noting that Prime Minister Trudeau was on a private vacation to our twin islands, Dr. Harris said most of his time was spent with family members.
Dr. Harris also said he was pleased to welcome the Canadian leader.
“We were very happy that the new Prime Minister of Canada, when faced with the option of this holiday inn in many countries, over 192 if you go by the United Nations definition, he chose St. Kitts and Nevis so that in itself is a plus for us. The discerning person always chooses St. Kitts and Nevis,” Dr. Harris explained.
Without getting into too much information, Dr. Harris said they discussed a number of matters of interest including a restoration of the visa free access.