PM Harris: Cabinet remains united for action

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 31st, 2017 (PRESS SEC) — Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said on Sugar City 90.3 FM’s The People’s Voice on Monday, March 27th, 2017 that, “The Cabinet remains united for action.”

Prime Minister Harris added: “That is what is important and that is what determines the stability of the government, and we saw that wholesome support of the Cabinet on display on Saturday [at the highly successful inaugural People’s Labour Party Convention].”

The Cabinet of Ministers’ cohesiveness has also been evident at the government’s popular town hall meetings, where they effectively lay out their accomplishments and outline their Ministries’ plans to further implement the government’s prosperity agenda and people-oriented policies. During the town halls, they also reiterate their commitment to maintaining the level of teamwork that has proven to be essential in preserving the popularity and strength of the Team Unity Government. Below are town hall excerpts.

Hon. Wendy Phipps, speaking on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School in Molineux:

“We [in the Ministry of Health] will ratchet up or improve the delivery of healthcare-type information to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis…whether it is by speaking and counseling through literature, panel discussions, video presentations, and forums.”

Hon. Vincent Byron Jr., speaking on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at the Cayon Community Centre:

“We all would have heard over the Christmas period the budget debates…We showed the people of St. Kitts and Nevis that things are going good and that we have put together a prosperity agenda that each and every one of us can be proud of.”

Hon. Eugene Hamilton, speaking on January 31st, revealed details about the 300-home, $50-million-dollar Unity Housing Solutions Program being administered by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) in St. Kitts:

                                                   Unity Housing Solutions                  Last Set of NHC Houses

Cost of completion         $130,000.00 (est.) per house        $145,000.00 (approx.)

Size                                           862 sq. ft.                                                   780 sq. ft. (approx.)

Roof                                         Sturdy – Galvalume                             Soft – shingles

Bedrooms                             12X14                                                          12X9

Bathrooms                           5X9 with extra space*                           5X9

*The toilet and face basin will be placed in an additional space that falls outside of the 5X9 measurement.

Hon. Mark Brantley, speaking on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in Charlestown about the regular budgetary support that the Nevis Island Administration receives from the Federal Government:

“Nevis received $17.3 million in those 10 years [2006 to 2015] compared with $51.16 million in less than two years under Team Unity.”

Senior Minister and Premier of Nevis the Hon. Vance Amory, speaking on February 13th:

“The opposition will never say that things are going well, even if they are eating their belly full…What is confounding them is that you have three parties, which decided to come together to create a government to provide good governance for the people of this country.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education the Hon. Shawn Richards, speaking on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the Challenger’s Community Centre:

“When I look in particular at what was happening within education, I wonder if the last administration really had the interest of our young people at heart. You know the history of Basseterre High School…You know that we gave a promise that we would bring the shift system to an end, and within less than a year we provided temporary facilities for the students at Basseterre High School. Promise made, promise kept!”

Hon. Lindsay Grant, speaking on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at the OOJJ’s Conference Centre:

“This government worked from day one, and so we have a hardworking team led ably by none other than Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, our Prime Minister. You see, I want to dispel something…and it is this: the naysayers out there thought Team Unity couldn’t work…but it has been here working for two years – and working well!”

Hon. Ian Patches Liburd, speaking on February 21st about the removal of 17% VAT from food:

“My friend said to me just today, ‘When I go to [the grocery store] with $100.00, today because of Team Unity, I get $17.00 more relish…Seventeen dollars come back to me.’ That is what Team Unity has done for the ordinary poor man in this country!”

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, speaking on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at the Saddlers Primary School:

“I want to say a special thank you to the Team Unity team because, without the team, I couldn’t do it alone on your behalf. We are a team and the team is as strong as the weakest link, and part of our job is to ensure every link in the chain is a strong one…an attack on one member of Team Unity is an attack on the entire government, and we have to keep the team strong!”

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