Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 16, 2015 (SKNIS): The Team Unity Government will earn a second term as the bonds that tie the three parties together are stronger than ever, asserted Government Minister, Honourable Eugene Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton was making the case of the strength of the Team Unity Government during a recent episode of the radio programme “Working for You,” where he was the featured guest.
“I have every confidence that the Team Unity Government will get a second term. I have every confidence that (Prime Minister) Dr. Harris will continue to lead us on the mission that we set for ourselves, which is to deliver to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis a better quality of life. At this point in our relationship, there is nothing that is happening that will divide us,” Minister Hamilton said. He further stated that because of the strength of the relationship in Team Unity, the Government will be able to achieve what it has promised the people of the country.
“So hold fast to your Team Unity Government,” Minister Hamilton urged listeners.
The minister noted that in some countries parties come together to form a government and break up thereafter, but this is not the case for the Team Unity Government. Moreover, he suggested that the composition of Team Unity is unprecedented, in that while there was a coalition government before under the previous People’s Action Movement (PAM) administration, this government was constructed differently.
Minister Hamilton said that three political parties, namely, the People’s Action Movement (PAM), the Concerned Citizen’s Movement (CCM) and the People’s Labour Party (PLP) have come together for the common and greater good of the Federation because we “have recognized that here is a country that is bigger than our individual selves, or individual parties and that the country comes first.”
The first time minister also lauded the wealth of experience in government service that exists in the Team Unity Government and the impact this has had on decision making.
“Dr. Harris was chosen to be the leader and Prime Minister. Dr. Harris has had several years of experience…he knows his way around government. Vance Amory—several years of experience. He knows his way around government,” Hamilton said. “When we come together for discussion on issues, we are discussing issues on the level of respect for each other and each other’s views.”