Ministerial Duties To Be Conferred on Ministers

St. Kitts - Nevis Labour Party - 2010

St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party – 2010
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 04, 2010 (CUOPM)

Ministerial duties will be conferred on St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and five other successful Labour Party candidates during a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium in St. Kitts on Sunday 7th February.

Resident Punise Judge His Lordship Mr. Justice Frances Belle will administer the Oaths of Allegiance and of Office on Dr. Douglas (Labour-St. Christopher 6); Dr. the Hon. Earl Asim Martin (Labour-St. Christopher 1); Hon. Marcella Liburd (Labour-St. Christopher 2); Hon. Sam Condor (Labour- St. Christopher 3); Hon. Glenn Phillip (Labour-St. Christopher 4) and Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris (Labour-St. Christopher 7).

At least three senators, including the Attorney General, will also take the Oaths of Allegiance and Office during the ceremony.

Ministers-designate will arrive in a convoy, with each receiving a fanfare as they mount the stage. This will be followed by Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

The Swearing-In Ceremony for the New Cabinet of Ministers will begin at 4:00 P.M. with the arrival of the Governor General. The Ceremony will be chaired by Ms. Wanda Connor. The National Anthem will be sung by Mr. Larry Vaughn and the Opening Prayer by Father Isaiah Phillip of the St. Kitts Christian Council.

Youth Parliamentarian, Ms. Jihan Williams will recite a fitting poem for the occasion. A brief bio of each Cabinet Minister will be read by students of schools in the Federation prior to the taking of the Oath of Office and Allegiance. The Governor General will present each Cabinet Minister with his or her Instrument of Appointment.

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will address the gathering of thousands which is expected to include Executive Members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, the Nevis Island Administration, Civil Servants, the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, Political Parties, Business, Church and Community Leaders, students from schools, Labour Party supporters and members of the general public.

Four-Peat Calypso monarch King Konris Maynard and company will give a musical rendition.

Pastor Cyprian Williams will give the closing prayer of the ceremony prior to the start of a concert which begins immediately after.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, first elected to office in July 1995, was returned to office in the general elections of March 2000; October 2004 and January 2010.

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