Former St. Kitts Minister – Dwyer Astaphan
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 08, 2008 (CUOPM)
Former Minister of National Security, Immigration and Labour, Hon. Dwyer Astaphan has been praised for his outstanding service as a Cabinet Minister for the past 13 years.
“I am certain that the entire nation would join with me in thanking Minister Astaphan for his outstanding service and for the diligence, passion, commitment and capacity for hard work that he amply demonstrated during his 13-year period in office,” said Prime Minister Douglas in an address to the nation on Friday morning.
The Hon. Dwyer Astaphan came to office in 1995 as part of a new Labour Administration, at a critical juncture in the history when St. Kitts and Nevis was in dire need of leadership, direction and social change.
“He brought his own unique and effective style to bear on the many developmental challenges faced by our nation during his tenure in office, and this contributed in a significant way to many of the achievements of the very competent and successful team of Ministers, policy-makers and administrators that I lead as Prime Minister of our proud nation,” said Prime Minister Douglas.