Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis extends sincere condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Cuba on the sad passing of former President and Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander and Chief, the late Fidel Castro Ruz.
The Government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis mourn with you as you bid farewell to a great statesman and a beloved leader who, until his demise, remained faithful as his name to a cause for which he fought for close to sixty years.
His was a life of purpose, fulfilment and accomplishment. His unwavering spirit, steadfast will and determination brought inestimable inspiration to his people and millions worldwide.
Former President Fidel left behind a trail of remarkable successes, including unparalleled health and education systems from which citizens all over the globe have benefitted, either from scholarships to Cuban institutions of higher learning or from health care, at the hands of members of Cuban Medical Brigades situated the world over.
Indeed, St. Kitts and Nevis boasts a cadre of professionals, a majority of whom are medical practitioners, who are beneficiaries of the goodwill of Fidel Castro. His charisma endeared him to us all, but what will be cherished for posterity are his benevolence, generosity and altruistic nature. He motivated generations of Cubans to develop these same qualities, notwithstanding their own economic struggles.
Cuba, the region and the world have lost a stalwart leader and fearless Commander, whose legacy will long outlive his ninety years of life.
As we share in your loss, we also celebrate a life well lived and shall long remember his contributions to Cuba, its people, the region and the world.
Please accept the assurance of my highest consideration.
Timothy Harris (Dr. The Hon.)