PM and Deputy PM Receive Congratulations
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 18, 2009 (CUOPM)
Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis have been congratulating St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and his Deputy Hon. Sam Condor on their 20 years of service as members of the National Assembly.
Persons writing via email and calling in on “Ask the Prime Minister” radio programme on Tuesday showered praise and expressing confidence in their leadership and development of the country.
“Kittitians in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands join the people of St Kitts in celebrating 20 years of yeomen service. It was never easy but you have stood the test of time and the Lord has ensured that your legacy has touched all those who call St. Kitts their home,” said an e-mailer, adding: “Dr. Douglas, I am proud to be a Kittitian. Every time I land in St. Kitts day or night, one can see the work that you have done to improve the quality of life of all the people.”
“Mr. Eustace Grant when he reports from St. Kitts informs those of us who cannot come home of the vast development and progress that has taken (place) and is taking place. Kittitians in St. Thomas invite you Prime Minister to visit St. Thomas soon to tell us of the future plans for our native land. May God richly bless you.”
Kimmoy in an email said: “May the Almighty God richly bless you, guard and guide you. Prime Minister, You have done a marvelous job in the development of St. Kitts and Nevis. As you celebrate your 20th year as an elected official, the nation can express joyfulness in your service. From the Southeast Peninsular to the valley of Basseterre, from the breadbasket of Fahie’s to to the Black Rocks of Belle Vue and from the green Valley of Cayon to the brown sand and blue waters of Keys and Conaree, you have touched the lives of every Kittitian whose lives have been improved by your love of country and your commitment to serve.”
“Dr. Douglas, as you and the Hon. Sam Condor celebrate 20 years as a Parliamentarian may God bless and keep both of you as you continue to give service to mankind. This NATION needs you more than ever in these challenging times.”
Carol in congratulating Prime Minister Douglas as his milestone as a Parliamentarian noted his “dedicated and loyal service to the people of Constituency # 6.”
“Dr. Simmonds and his PAM Party totally neglected the people from Newton Ground to Harris’. Not one road, not one scholarship, not one house, not one piece of land. But you Denzil Llewellyn Douglas has ensured that just like supporters of your party benefited from your leadership… so too has the supporters of PAM and their children who received land, house, scholarships and all the fruits of Labour. May God continue to bless you. May God continue to guide you. Prime Minister Douglas, WE LOVE YOU!!!!”
“Let me congratulate you on your 20 years as a Member of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly. You have served the people of this country with humility and I pray for your continued success in the next election. This country needs your leadership,” wrote a Central Basseterre resident.
In response, Prime Minister said he is “honoured privileged and humbled” by the scores of congratulatory messages.
“I want to thank God Almighty for the health he has bestowed on me so that I may able to continue to carry on this tremendous service. I want to thank not only those who from Constituency #6 who elected me in 1989, but also want to thank the Hon. Sam Condor, the Deputy Prime Minister who was elected on the same date and sat with me in Parliament,” said Dr. Douglas.
“I serve at the mercy of the people; I serve at the will of the people and the mercies of God. Whatever I can continue to do to serve, despite what has been achieved, I say thank you and I am available, willing to contuse to serve if that is the wish of the people,.”
He also expressed thanks to Sen. Walford Gumbs, who was appointed senator on the Labour benches and Hon. Sam Condor “or the tremendous support.”
Prime Minister Douglas also congratulated the Political Leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Hon. Vance Amory, who was also elected to the National Assembly on March 21st 1989.