BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 20, 2023 (SKNIS) – Countries continue to pour in congratulatory messages to St. Kitts and Nevis on its 40th anniversary of Independence.
The Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda wrote to Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew congratulating the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Antigua and Barbuda, I wish to convey my sincerest congratulations to you, the Government and people of Saint Kitts and Nevis on this occasion of your 40th Anniversary of Independence.
Prime Minister Hon. Gaston Browne
“Historically, a 40th Anniversary has been commonly referred to as a “Ruby Anniversary”, symbolizing protection, prosperity, and vitality,” Prime Minister Browne said while adding that the independence theme is “synergetic and speaks to the undertakings required to make small island states economically and societally viable for future generations in such a dynamic global environment.”
“I take this opportunity to commend the strides your nation and people have made thus far and look forward to collaborating with you bilaterally and multilaterally in regional and international fora, contributing to the betterment of our people in the Caribbean region,” he added.
Additionally, writing to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness said:
“On behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I extend heartiest congratulations to the Government and people of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis on the occasion of your 40th Anniversary of Independence.
Prime Minister Most Hon. Andrew Holness
“As you commemorate this significant milestone under the theme: “Growing Sustainably, Developing Maturely, Building Resiliency: Independence 40”, the people of Saint Christopher and Nevis have an opportunity to reflect with pride on their achievements even as they continue to work towards the sustainable development of the nation.
“The longstanding good relations and strong people-to-people linkages between our two countries are bolstered by our shared values and mutual respect. I look forward to the further strengthening of our engagement at all levels, particularly within the ambit of the Caribbean Community, as we work together to address the common challenges impacting our region.”
Also, the President of Nicaragua, H.E. Daniel Ortega Saavedra and First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo, wrote to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance M. Drew and expressed best wishes to the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
President of Nicaragua, H.E. Daniel Ortega Saavedra
“On the special occasion of commemorating this September 19, the 40th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, we express in the most fraternal manner, on behalf of the people and Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of the Republic of Nicaragua, and on our own behalf, our warmest congratulations to the people and Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo
“We recall with joy this historic celebration and express our desire to continue strengthening the historical bonds of solidarity and Caribbean cooperation that unite us, and reiterate our unwavering commitment to work together to overcome the challenges we face as Sisters and Brothers who share the Caribbean Sea.”