St. Kitts – Nevis PM – Dr. Denzil Douglas
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 28, 2010 (CUOPM)
Grenada and Dominica have sent congratulations to St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on his Labour Party’s re-election victory earlier this week.
Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, whose Dominica Labour Party was returned to office last month, told Prime Minister Douglas that his “unprecedented mandate for a fourth term is a clear indication that the people of the Twin-Island Federation are satisfied with the work that you and your Government have done in your Country for almost two decades under trying conditions.”
“Let me assure you that I have always found your leadership at CARICOM and OECS levels to be very sound and enlightening and I am not at all surprised to see your people express their confidence in you for another term,” said Prime Minister Skerritt.
Grenada’s Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas on Wednesday said he was looking forward to working with re-elected St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas in helping the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) emerge from the global economic crisis.
In a congratulatory message following Dr. Douglas’s fourth consecutive victory at the polls on Monday, Thomas said he was also looking “forward to continuing our work to help the people of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States to realise their dreams of unity among our countries.”
“I hope we can work together to help the sub-region emerge from the effects of the global economic crisis that has affected all our economies,” Prime Minister Thomas said.
OECS Director General, Her Excellency Dr. Len Ishmael told Prime Minister Douglas it was with immense pleasure and joy to join him in his historic victory at the polls.
“Indeed, we are all very proud of this achievement which is testimony of your committment to serving with humility that redounds to the improved well-being of your people. Undoubtedly, this is reflected in the confidence nd trust placed in you by the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to serve them and the OECS region as a whole for yet another term,” said Dr. Ishmael.
She said the OECS looks forward to serving the region under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Douglas, especially as the sub-region proceed into an Economic Union.
The ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) won six of the eight seats on St. Kitts during the elections. The opposition People’s Action Movement won two seats. On Nevis, the Concerned Citizens Movement won two and the Nevis Reformation Party one.