BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, December 2, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – On Sunday, December 1, 2019, Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #7, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, wrapped up a successful week of celebration in recognition of his 26 years as a duly elected Member of Parliament.
The honourable prime minister concluded his celebratory week by attending worship at the House of Deliverance New Testament Church of God located at Main Street, Tabernacle.
Words of congratulations poured in for the prime minister throughout the last week and continued during the most recent sitting of the National Assembly. During its adjournment on Friday (November 29), several Members of Parliament rose to their feet to pay tribute to Prime Minister Harris and to commend him on his sterling service over the last 26 years.
Among them was the Leader of Government Business, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, who stated that Prime Minister Harris’ “sterling leadership as leader of Team Unity and this administration is unmatched by any other administration before our time and I take the opportunity to really commend him on his 26th anniversary.”
Minister Hamilton went on to speak of some of Dr. Harris’ achievements and notable work as the Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #7, including the successful Help-a-Child Scholarship programme.
“The Help-a-Child programme has been helping so many students. It is about 700 students who have now been helped in that constituency, receiving a record of $140,000 in grants so far. Of course, we know that he has done a lot of work in Tabernacle and in Molineux where he has refurbished the Mary Charles Hospital, and this goes without saying, he has improved the housing [situation] in Belle Vue and Phillip’s village.”
Member for Constituency One, the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, also offered words of congratulations to the honourable prime minister, noting that Dr. Harris is “an exemplary politician [with whom] you can’t go wrong if you follow him.”
In his own congratulations to Prime Minister Harris on 26 years of service as a Parliamentarian, Premier of Nevis and Member for Nevis 9, the Honourable Mark Brantley highlighted the fact that Dr. Harris is also the longest serving minister in Federal Government in the history of St. Kitts and Nevis at 22 years and counting.
“I think that that is a miraculous feat,” the premier remarked. “We recognize that longevity is not something that most of us get in a life in politics and so to have done 26 years I think is something that ought to be celebrated and I certainly join in extending my congratulations to the Honourable Member from #7 and to wish him continued good health and continued success.”
Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris served as a Minister of Government under the former administration for 18 years from 1995-2013, and then with the governing Team Unity administration for four years—2015 to present.