Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 11, 2016 (SKNIS): Kittitian-born Ken Clifton, Town Councillor District 1, Randolph, Massachusetts, U.S.A., has congratulated Her Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Thelma Phillip Browne on her appointment as Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United States, expressing confidence that her tenure will usher in a new approach for bilateral relations.
In a letter to Ambassador Browne, he described her appointment as illustrious as it came at an opportune time.
“Your appointment comes at an auspicious time,” he said. “Indeed no country has been immune from recent economic downturn and the vagaries of international tension and uncertainty. Yet our good and historically close ties will enable us to travel down the path to economic recovery together.”
The Town Councillor praised Her Excellency for her dedication towards nation building.
“It is a great pleasure to see you assume this new role as you have been instrumental in furthering constructive change over the years and have made key contributions to the social, health, sporting and economic development of the homeland,” he stated.
He assured Ambassador Browne of the diaspora’s support towards her and her goals where the Federation is concerned and vowed to contribute.
“I personally as an elected official will do all that I can to assist you with strengthening already close relationship with the U.S,” he said, while adding that working together will allow them to find ways to collaborate in order to make a positive difference for the betterment of Kittitians and Nevisians. “I stand ready, willing and able to support you in fulfilling your mission on behalf of the beloved Government and people of the Federation.”
Ken Clifton was born and raised in Sandy Point, St. Kitts. He served as an attorney and spent close to 13 years as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Government. In 2001, he relocated to the U.S. where he served for a short time as an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law and Government at Quincy College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
In September 2009, he ran for Councillor in the Randolph Town Elections and won, a position he still holds as he was returned to office for a fourth consecutive term in November 2015.