ST KITTS AND NEVIS- Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, Minister of Gender Affairs, Eugene Hamilton, will speak on the topic of recognizing women’s contributions to the development of the island nation on Leadership Matters today (Tuesday).
PM Harris urged the people of St Kitts and Nevis to tune in and take part in what should be an informative forum.
As part of a show of support for the nation’s farmers, PM Harris also conducted one of his regular visits to the Public Market in Federation-Basseterre. In his visit, he commended local farmers and vendors for their contributions to the substantial progress being made in the agricultural sector.
In sharing the results of his experiences after visiting the local market, PM Harris noted how impressed he was with the implementation of the strategy to secure and save food across the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.
“On every visit to the public market here in Basseterre, I feel very comforted and honoured that we are on the right path, and by receiving and trading of agriculture goods in St Kitts, it feels very good. However, there is a long journey yet to go, but still, the agricultural sector witnessed substantial progress,” PM Harris noted.
Further, the Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the warm welcome he received when he visited the public market, adding that it was a great opportunity to speak with a broad cross-section of the community, gaining insights into how to improve the quality of life in St Kitts and Nevis.
His particular pleasure came from the fact that nearly all the products found at the Basseterre Public Market were locally grown.
“I feel a sense that the policies that my government has put together; the stimulus packages which the farmers have benefitted from and all the other support that we have given – both at the level of technical advice and on the procurement of items to assist our farmers – that our investments are providing a dividend for our country,” underscored the prime minister.
Moreover, the Prime Minister has witnessed the steady flow of people visiting the Public Market of Basseterre in order to patronize the local vendors. He noted that the flow of people as an indication that the market was “serving its purpose“.