Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 12, 2019 (SKNIS): As the twin island Federation approaches its 36th anniversary of Independence on September 19, Cabinet Minister, the Honourable Lindsay Grant, has told hundreds of the nation’s students that they are the future hope of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Honourable Grant highlighted this during the Independence Schools visits by Cabinet Members on Tuesday, September 10, at the Verchild’s High School. The visits formed part of the Official Calendar of Activities for Independence 36 which is being commemorated under the theme, “Unify, Transform, Enrich: Uplifting Communities for Independence 36.”
Minister Grant went into detail about what each word of the theme meant as it relates to the students.
He spoke of the need for the government to enrich the lives of the students, saying that it is important for the government to make sure that the students’ lives are better than that of their parents and grandparents.
One of the most important aspects of the Independence theme, according to Minister Grant, is that of uplifting communities. He noted that the government “wants to make sure that when we would have gone and left this world, you [the students] would be the future, taking up the mantle and raising our flag to a higher level.”
“Our job as the government is to make sure … to unify not only the communities but unify the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Additionally, he said that the mandate of the government is not only to unify but to transform as well.
“Transform doesn’t mean just to transform by our physical appearance of buildings etc. but transform the minds, the hearts of all the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Minister Grant said.