by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Team Unity Government celebrates seven years, having been elected on February 15, 2015, to serve the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
During the Leadership Matters programme, on Tuesday night (February 15), the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon Dr Timothy Harris, recalled the historic day, seven years ago when the people of St. Kitts and Nevis chose a new Government and new leadership to take the country forward.
“It is the anniversary date of the 2015 General Elections, which brought an end to the long reign of the former regime. In its stead, a historic Team Unity Administration was elected by the people to deliver a better future to our country. Team Unity emerged as the people’s response to a government that had lost its way. The people wanted a more coherent, consistent and thoughtful approach to governance.”
Prime Minister Harris shared some of the significant accomplishments of the Team Unity Administration over the past seven years.
These include, but are not limited to the establishment of the Motion of No Confidence Act 2019, the clarification of the role of the Public Accounts Committee, the strengthening of the judiciary, as well as regular meetings with the people through forums such as Leadership Matters, Press Conferences, Working For You and Parliamentary sittings.
According to Harris, the Team Unity Government has operationalised the Procurement Act, number 28 of 2012, which has a board that meets regularly to ensure that procurement processes and outcomes are within accordance with the law. Listed among the accomplishments of the Team Unity Administration’s seven-year tenure, the Prime Minister also made mention of the “two people-centric pillars”, which are the Prosperity Agenda and the Good Governance Agenda.
Further Reflecting on the seven years of Team Unity in Government, Dr Harris reiterated that the Team Unity Administration has been steering the Federation on a much better path, to a stronger, safer future.
“Team Unity promised to provide safer streets and safer communities; seven years later, we can say we have kept that promise by delivering more funding, new facilities and new training opportunities to our police force in particular and our security forces in general.”
Harris said the government assisted the police in various ways, with the recent opening of police and fire stations in Sandypoint, St. Kitts and New Castle in Nevis, the forensic lab in Tabernacle, the brand new Special Services Unit (SSU) Headquarters in Fortlands and the installation of the CCTV Monitoring System.
The Prime Minister explained that he couldn’t expound on all the achievements of the government through the past seven years. However, he acknowledged God for all the coalition’s accomplishments.
“Seven years after, we give God the glory for all that we have accomplished for our people and country.”