Prime Minister Congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis on 30 Years of Independence

PM: "As Sister Islands We Share a Common History and a Common Heritage"

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister the Right Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas and the People of St. Kitts and Nevis on celebrating their thirty years of Independence from Great Britain.


Caption: Prime Minister Wescot-Williams and Prime Minister Douglas during a brief meeting at the Princess Juliana International Airport in 2012

"I would like to wish the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Hon. Dr. Douglas a very happy 30th anniversary Independence Day Celebration to all nationals and people of Kittitian and Nevisian heritage at home and here on St. Maarten. St. Kitts and Nevis are our sister islands and as sister islands we share a common history and a common heritage and keeping that in mind I congratulate the Federation on thirty years of independence and self-determination," commented Prime Minister Wescot-Williams. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis gained independence from Britain in 1983 and became the youngest fully independent country in Latin America and the Caribbean.