Skilled Leadership and Careful Planning A Must
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 01, 2009 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said Thursday that careful planning and experienced leadership are vital to continued economic progress if St. Kitts and Nevis is to overcome the difficult global challenges that are ahead.
Pointing to the fact that the St. Kitts and Nevis economy has expanded in real terms by about 50 percent notwithstanding the closure of the sugar industry, Prime Minister Douglas said the vision of change is realisable with seasoned leadership and the continued resolve and commitment of its people.
“It is a vision that calls upon us to move to the next stage of development and to free ourselves of political animosity so that we accelerate our progress to a better society and an improved quality of life for every Kittitian and Nevisian. It is a vision that calls for national unity and invites us to be tolerant of differences of opinion as we embrace each other as brothers and sisters of this our fair beautiful and free land,” said Dr. Douglas in his radio and television broadcast Thursday morning.
Prime Minister Douglas is of the view that his governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Administration is well placed to provide the leadership required to change the political culture, foster national unity and build a society of which every Kittitian and Nevisian would be proud.
“We are a Government of and for the people that has brought dramatic change to the economic and social landscape of St. Kitts and Nevis. We are well placed to build on that change and enhance the sustainability of that change by creating a more peaceful, and harmonious society in which each citizen; each resident and each visitor would feel happy and even more secure,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who noted that even before the drums of present carnival celebrations fade away and before the fun and frolic subside, nationals of the twin-island Federation must focus their attention on the year ahead with a view towards making New Year resolutions and crafting appropriate strategies to secure the continued advancement of each individual citizen, and of the nation as a whole.