The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, delivered his first address on the occasion of New year. While extending his heartfelt wishes to the residents and citizens of the country, Prime Minister Dr Drew also extended his sincere gratitude towards them for choosing him and his government to lead them into the new year.
The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis mentioned in his new year’s address that every new year brings new Hope and excitement. Every year we plan, setting our goals and ambitions for the upcoming months. He added that Hope is the desire to improve the circumstances of our life. Hope helps in making a difficult situation better bearable. On the other hand, hope also has the potential to improve our lives in the long run. He believes that hoping for a better future would inspires action.
Further, the Prime Minister said that the new year would focus on transition, renewed vision, and growth. He assured them that the nation is on its way to recovering from the pandemic era. They are continuing their development as a sustainable island state.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, on behalf of his government, committed to raising the people’s living standards. They promised to work towards building a better nation in the upcoming year. He revealed that the efforts would be centred around seven pillars:
- Food Security
- Green Energy Transition
- Economic Diversification
- Sustainable Industries
- a Creative Economy
- COVID-19 Recovery
- Social Protection.
Further, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew stated that the government would fiercely pursue new initiatives in the upcoming year. According to him, these initiatives will allow the nation to accomplish certain critical goals to become a sustainable island nation. He believes that it will make the nation a better place to live, work & visit.
He addressed the nation, saying that they could revive the foundational areas of the nation’s economy. At the same time, they can advance upon some brand new ones. In line with the same, he urged them to overcome the obstacles and ground they lost in development during the recent past. However, he acknowledged that The country will not be able to accomplish much without the tenacity and devotion of the people who work in the many sectors of the economy.
He extended his most sincere gratitude to the people who work in the various areas of the economy, helping the nation’s development. The Prime Minister believes that the same dedication would continue to inspire and motivate the people in 2023.
He felt that the government was off to a terrific start and felt optimistic about the prospects of the upcoming four years.