BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 27, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Congratulations continue to pour in for Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, who is this week observing his 26th anniversary as a Member of Parliament, representing the Constituency of St. Christopher #7, which stretches from Belle Vue to Ottley’s Village.
Dr. Harris became the people’s choice as Parliamentary Representative after his successful run in the November 29, 1993 General Elections. Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was returned as the Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #7 uninterrupted in the next five elections that followed, including that of 2015 when he led the Team Unity Coalition to victory, and in doing so becoming the third prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Throughout the week citizens and residents at home and abroad have used various forums, including the radio airwaves and social media, to extend congratulations and best wishes to the honourable prime minister.
Among those who congratulated Prime Minister Harris was the National Deputy Chairman of the People’s Labour Party (PLP), Mr. Craig Tuckett. Speaking with the Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Tuckett described Dr. Harris first and foremost as a man for the people.
“He has always wished to do all that he could for the most people. He has always put people first, not only those in his community, but also in his roles as minister responsible for various portfolios in the government. Even more so now, when he took up that mantle and that philosophy when he decided to put people first and put away person strife and tribalism to join in a coalition of national unity to form Team Unity—a government that he leads and has been doing good for the people,” Mr. Tuckett stated.
Throughout the week, Prime Minister Harris has been engaged in a number of commemorative activities in observation of his 26 years of service to the people as a Parliamentarian. These people-centered activities are designed to bring the people of Constituency #7 together as a community.
Mr. Tuckett said this is indicative of the leadership style Dr. Harris has employed over his 26 years in office.
“The celebration is not really about him, it is truly about the people and that’s why when he goes out, not just in a campaign mode going house to house, but generally going to them to find out how he can help, how is it that he can assist with their concerns whether at a personal level, a family matter, whether it be ideas of developing a business or even in furthering their educational dreams—this is what he as a leader does, and this is what we would wish to continue to have for our nation, a leader that cares and a leader that puts people first,” he said.
Apart from conducting his normal affairs as Prime Minister of the twin island Federation, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has so far spent the week interacting with his constituents by staging walkthroughs and by worshipping with the congregation of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Molineux.