Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 31, 2023 (Cabinet Secretariat) The Cabinet Ministers met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister, The Honourable Dr Terrance Drew, on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, and made several important decisions to improve the welfare of our people.
The Cabinet of Ministers received a presentation from the Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Dr Joyelle Clarke. Dr Clarke updated the Cabinet on her ministry’s ongoing development of the Sustainable Island State (SIS) Agenda for St. Kitts and Nevis. Key to this transformative agenda are more resilient health systems and universal healthcare, energy security and renewable transition, food security and nutritional health, resilient coastal infrastructure and climate-resilient settlements. The SIS Agenda will be premised on a targeted framework for development planning, budgetary consideration, and future proofing our islands.
The Cabinet approved the establishment of regulations for labelling of goods, food and packaged water in alignment with the St. Kitts and Nevis National Standards. These regulations are aimed at ensuring that consumers receive all the essential information to make an informed choice when purchasing. Additionally, these regulations will serve as a safeguard for consumers and help to protect human health and the environment.
This week, the Honourable Minister of Constituency Empowerment et al, Dr Joyelle Clarke will be in New York City participating in the Global Fund for Women’s and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Global Health Justice & Governance Program’s workshop. The workshop will welcome 10 evaluators, researchers, and feminist climate justice experts to discuss a community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) approach to learning, regarding feminist organizing and climate justice in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and Sub-Saharan Africa through Global Fund for Women’s movement-led approach.
The Honourable Attorney-General, Garth Wilkin, is attending and will be a featured panellist at the Caribbean Constitutional Change Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados. The aim of this conference is to share knowledge, experience, perspectives and lessons learned in relation to constitutional change in the commonwealth Caribbean, based around six (6) recurring issues, namely: systems of government, representation and participation, republican transitions, rights and recognition, judicial reform, and processes of constitutional change.
The Honourable Minister of ICT, Konris Maynard, is participating in the e-Governance Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Minister Maynard will be one of the featured speakers at the conference, whose theme is “Digital Innovation as Catalyst for Social Change.”