Relief From High Rates In The Works
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
May 05, 2011 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. L. Douglas says the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Utilities continue negotiations aimed at bringing some relief to the current electricity charges.
Addressing citizens at the Patsy Allers Playing Field following the traditional Labour Day March on Monday afternoon, the St. Kitts and Nevis leader said administration continues to keep monitoring the international situation and the impact it has on the local economy.
“I know in particular the electricity charges, but I say to you that we have not forgotten. We are presently negotiating between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Utilities and we will do something very shortly that will bring some relieve to the people of this country with regards to electricity charges.”
He said the Cabinet remains committed in the fight to ensure that the nation would survive and be ready whenever the global changes take place.
“That is why I know that things must get better. Things are challenging now, not only here in St. Kitts and Nevis, not only in the region, but all over the world things are challenging. But here, because of our policies, every civil servant gets his money deposited in the banks here in St. Kitts and Nevis on time,” said Prime Minister Douglas, pointing out that in some countries in the region people are still two months behind in getting their salaries.
Dr. Douglas thanked all those who participated in the Labour Day March including those who joined the union and party leadership in paying tribute to the Labour Movement’s fallen stalwarts including National Heroes, Their Right Excellencies Sir Robert L. Bradshaw, Sir C.A. Paul Southwell and Sir Joseph N. France.
Floral tributes were also laid at the graves of Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore, Mr. Clarence Fitzroy Bryant, Ambassador E. St. John Payne and Mr. Fidel Oï¿½Flaherty.
“As we went to the various grave sites, we remembered them as they have inspired us to march through the streets of Basseterre today. They have inspired us to remember, as they have taught us in that there will be good days and there will be bad days; there will be days of plenty and there will be days of want; there will be days of prosperity and there will be days of challenge; but never they have thought us never turn your back on the working class people and never turn you back on the Labour Movement which looks after the interests of all of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said.