(ZIZ News) — Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas has acknowledged the contributions of the people of Nevis in the development of the Federation.
Speaking at an appreciation luncheon he hosted at the Marriott Resort on Saturday for supporters of his government, Dr. Douglas said it was important to note that Kittitians and Nevisians are one people.
“I want for us to appreciate that we are one. We are one nation, one people. Yet on two different islands but borderless islands. We are one people. That is why a few weeks ago we sat on Pinney’s Beach and demonstrated that oneness between us. With the two leaders of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and the Nevis Reformation Party. Parry, Douglas on stage demonstrated to the people of Nevis and St. Kitts that we are one and we will move together as one to realize the aspirations and goals of our people,” he said.
Dr. Douglas also renewed his pledge that the people of Nevis will enjoy the same privileges as the people of St. Kitts, particularly where education is concerned.
“As I said to those young students in Nevis as they received their laptop computers a few weeks ago, whatever the students in St. Kitts are entitled to, you in Nevis are entitled to as well. Don’t let any politician deprive you of that right,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is still hinting that general elections are very close at hand.
While he did not reveal a date, Dr. Douglas said on Saturday that the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has begun to ready itself for the coming elections.
The Prime Minister added that this election, voters should send a clear message to those who sought to destroy the Labour government.
“I say to you, I say to you that there is tremendous work that lies ahead. The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is becoming mobilized. We are waiting for that date. And that date is soon to be upon us. We want to ensure that those who thought that they can betray Labour, those who have been treacherous; we will show them that there is no reward for treachery. There is no reward for betrayal,” he said.