British High Commissioner Duncan Taylor (r) Bids Farewell To PM Douglas
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 27, 2009 (CUOPM)
British High Commissioner to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Duncan Taylor concluded his four year stint in the region with farewell visits to a number of Government officials.
Mr. Taylor, accompanied by his wife, Beatrice and Second Secretary (Political), Mr. Daniel Carruthers called on His Excellency the Governor General Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Mark Brantley and Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Williams.
In bidding Mr. Taylor farewell, Prime Minister Douglas said much has been accomplished during his tenure which has improved and solidified the good relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Douglas made reference to assistance in the area of national security especially youth crime and gang violence and requested further assistance of the British in securing the Federation’s borders to curtail the illegal traffic in guns.
St. Kitts and Nevis has also received assistance from the British Government in addressing the stigma and discrimination attached to HIV/AIDS.
In countries where there are no St. Kitts and Nevis representation, British Embassies and Missions assist in the processing and issuing of visas to St. Kitts and Nevis.
Prime Minister Douglas and High Commissioner Taylor, who is based in Barbados, also discussed several local and regional and international issues including the upcoming elections, the OECS-Trinidad and Tobago integration initiative, developments in CARICOM and financial services.