Featured Photo – The successful SKNLP Members of Parliament elected on August 5, 2022 (left to right) Hon. Dr Geoffrey Hanley, Hon. Marsha Henderson, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas; Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis; Hon. Samal Duggins and Hon. Konris Maynard following Saturday’s swearing-in of Dr Drew as the Fourth Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis at Government House
By Erasmus Williams
Dr. Drew made the disclosure in brief remarks after he took the oath on office, oath of allegiance and oath of secrecy as the fourth Prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis at a ceremony presided over by Governor General His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton at Government House.
The oaths were administered by Justice Trevor Ward QC in the presence of successful and unsuccessful SKNLP candidates, members of the diplomatic and counsellor corps, family members, the SKNLP executive and campaign officials. Also present was Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy.
“It is indeed a pleasure to be given the opportunity by the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to be your prime minister. I also recognise that it is an office that I do not own and I am only here at the behest of the people and I also know that I am here for a limited time.”
“During the time I am here I vow to work closely with the members of my Cabinet that will be named shortly to work with those who are in public position in government and most of all to work with our citizens,” said Dr Drew, who also promised to extend a “hand to our Federation sister island, Nevis so whatever issues they face we can be resolved” and to bring the Federation closer together,” said Dr Drew.
He said he looked forward over the next five years to serving the people of St. Kitts and Nevis “with distinction, with respect and on the principles of good government, transparency, integrity so that our nation can be counted among those that are of the best tradition.”