by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Attorney General in the Government of St.Kitts and Nevis, Hon Garth Wilkin, said the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has much to gain through its continued partnership with India.
The Attorney General met with the Indian High Commissioner, Dr K J Srinivasa on Wednesday morning September 21 to discuss some new opportunities for St. Kitts and Nevis.
According to Wilkin, India has pledged to provide legal training to civil servants and counsel within the Attorney-General’s Chambers, as well as other training programs to Ministries who apply. He added that India will supply law texts and other legal resources to the Chambers.
Srinivasa, who is based in Guyana said invitations will be extended to Kittitians and Nevisians to attend the Center of Excellence in Information Technology being established in Guyana. Wilkin explained that the aim of the institution is to “bridge the gap between the skills of degree/diploma holders and the actual requirements of the IT industry.” A Guyana news source disclosed that professionals from India will be facilitating the training of students and imparting knowledge to trainers.
Wilkin also confirmed India’s commitment to fulfill its US$1mil grant to community development projects in the Federation as well as the Government of India’s offer to provide the Federation with a multimillion-dollar Line of Credit for solar energy and climate change-related projects. This commitment comes at a time when world leaders are discussing the issue of climate change and are increasing efforts to reduce the chances of a climate catastrophe. In St. Kitts Nevis specifically, the Government is pushing more towards a renewable energy transition.
However, having had a fruitful meeting with the Indian High Commissioner Wilkin stated that St.Kitts and Nevis will “actively pursue the many opportunities for the advancement of our people individually and collectively.”