(ZIZ news) — This week, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, received a rousing round of applause from the Dominican people for his government’s contribution of EC$ 1 million, shortly after Dominica was pummelled by Tropical Storm Erika.
Prime Minister Harris and Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Hon. Ian Liburd, travelled to Dominica on Wednesday to witness the symbolic handing over ceremony of 300 “Petrocasas” by President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
In his address at the ceremony, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, lauded the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis for their generous contribution.
A few hours prior to the handing over ceremony in Dominica, President Maduro made his inaugural visit to St. Kitts where he participated in the symbolic handing over ceremony of cheques to former sugar industry workers who were left without compensation after the sugar industry closed in 2005.
President Maduro also handed over bulbs and solar panels and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the St. Kitts and Nevis Government that promises greater cooperation between the two nations.