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 October 18th, 2020
The St. Kitts-Nevis Government’s widely watched Leadership Matters virtual forum series will air Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, with Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris headlining its 25th installment on ZIZ TV (Channel 5 or from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

Joining the Honourable Prime Minister on the panel and answering audience questions will be Accountant General for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Levi Bradshaw.  The focus of discussion will be the National Budget as an instrument for delivering a stronger and safer future.

Tomorrow, Monday, October 19th, Prime Minister Harris is slated to preside over the first day of the 2021 Budget Estimates Committee Meetings, which are being held in order to finalize the programmes and projects that the Federal Government will be implementing in the new financial year. 

The Budget planning meetings will see Prime Minister Harris, who is the Minister of Finance, and his Cabinet colleagues interact with high-level government officials and staff, including Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Departments and other key figures in the budget process, such as Financial Secretary, Mrs. Hilary Hazel and Accountant General, Mr. Levi Bradshaw.

Interactions will focus on considering the budgetary requirements of each Ministry, as well as on allocating and prioritizing government spending in advance of the budget presentation and finalization in the Parliament.  This week’s Estimates Committee Meetings are scheduled to span four days.

The call-in numbers for Leadership Matters are 1(869) 466-2666, 662-8674, 767-4765 and 1(239) 645-4500.  Questions can also be sent via WhatsApp to (869) 661-5683.

The wildly popular Leadership Matters virtual forum simulcasts on ZIZ Radio (95.9, 96.1, 96.3, 96.9 FM or, Freedom (106.5) FM, Sugar City (90.3) FM, VON Radio (860 AM or 93.7 FM) and WINN (98.9) FM, and is also streamed live on social media platforms including the Facebook and YouTube pages of the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS).

In addition to ZIZ TV, ZIZ Radio and, ZIZ’s audience can access Leadership Matters – which is a runaway success on social media – on ZIZ’s Facebook and YouTube pages, ZIZ’s Amazon Fire Stick App and the ZIZ News App (available online at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store).

Over the coming weeks, Leadership Matters will focus on the big stories and issues in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with the intention of explaining the programmes and policies that inform them.  Leadership Matters will also show how leadership in practice is helping to transform the nation and people’s lives. 

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