To the newly elected members of the People’s Action Movement, the Concerned Citizens Movement and the Peoples Labour Party, I extend sincere congratulations in response to your success at the polls.
To the people of St. Kitts & Nevis, I extend, on behalf of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, sincere and enduring gratitude for the sacred honor that you bestowed on our Party, by permitting us to manage the affairs of our blessed nation for the past twenty years.
To the friends and members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party – you have my undying gratitude.
We, in St. Kitts & Nevis, are among the blessed of the earth.
And we are among the blessed of the earth because our governments are chosen, not by force, not by decree, not by the whim of any force or interest, but by the will of the people.
May we – the people of St. Kitts & Nevis – never, ever forget how truly blessed this makes us.
This has been a long and hard election campaign. And what the impassioned, but peaceful – always peaceful – public meetings, rallies, and jousting said to the world, time and again, was that ours is a vibrant and mature democracy, and that Kittitians and Nevisians, a politically mature and responsible people.
I shall forever cherish having been given the opportunity to lead the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. And for this most precious of opportunities, I once again thank you.
The elections are now over, and although we still await the announcement of the preliminary results, I wish our newly elected Government well.
And I pray for God’s blessings and guidance as we move toward this new phase in our extraordinary country’s history.