(ZIZ News) — Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to the people of Nevis. Earlier this week, the Nation learnt that Nevis will soon be getting an EC$10 million donation from the Federal Cabinet.
That donation comes following a campaign promise and the subsequent signing of the Charlestown Accord.
“I give every assurance that we’ll be fair, that we’ll be honest and we’ll be transparent, not only in our dealings with the island of Nevis and the administration there but with all the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” he explained.
Dr. Harris said during the election campaign, it was evident that the island of Nevis was not getting its fair share.
“I for my part have long affirmed my deep and unbroken link and kinship and love for the people of Nevis, the island from which my father Godfrey Nisbett hailed. Equally, I have often complimented by colleague, the Hon. Premier Vance Amory for his wisdom and support, particularly since the launch of the team unity in September 2013,” he said.
Nevis’ Premier, Hon. Vance Amory was among the government officials present during Prime Minister Harris’ address. Premier Amory used the opportunity to solidify his government’s satisfaction with the Team UNITY government.
“I want to assure the members of the press and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis that the evolution of Team UNITY and this government which the people have elected is the best thing to happen to Nevis and St. Kitts for a long long time,” he said.
Speaking specifically of the announcement to pay EC$10million to the NIA, Premier Amory said everyone should be excited.
“The announcement made by the Prime Minister this morning of the pending, and the decision to make a transfer payment of $10 million to the Nevis Island Administration is something which the people of Nevis and the people of St. Kitts can feel good about because it is part of a promise which has been made by the Team UNITY government when we did the Charlestown Accord agreement which we signed to signal our fast commitment to the unity concept,” he said.