Chairman of the OECS Authority and the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris expresses condolences to the British Government and people whose beautiful capital city was yesterday, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, attacked near the Parliament.
“The Governments and people of CARICOM and the OECS extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved families and friends of the persons who were killed in a car attack on Westminster Bridge, and to the bereaved family and friends of the police officer who was killed in a knife attack outside the Parliament. We pray for all of them, as well as for the injured and their loved ones,” the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said upon learning of the fatal incidents that struck at the heart of London.
“It is in these agonizing moments that we not only grasp the frailty and fragility of life, but we also hold firm to our resolve as responsible and compassionate members of the international community to stand up to evil and support our brothers and sisters at home and around the world wherever and whenever it occurs,” Prime Minister Harris added.
“As the authorities investigate whether or not today’s carnage was a terror attack, we join with Britain’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Theresa May, in commending the exceptional bravery of the police and security services who work valiantly and tirelessly so that freedom can reign throughout the world, enabling our governments, nations and peoples to build peaceful societies for humanity and posterity,” Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris further stated yesterday, Wednesday, March 22nd.
“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and our counterparts in the Caribbean region unequivocally condemn in the strongest terms any assault on our sense of security. We pledge our unwavering support to Britain during this difficult time, as the international community coalesces around it to send the strong message that terror cannot, will not, and must not prevail,” Prime Minister Harris also said.