Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris has made an appeal to parents and social entities to encourage and promote the wholesome family as part of the holistic approach to ensuring the continued maintenance of peace, stability and the downward trend in crime in St.Kitts-Nevis . At his monthly press conference PM Harris appealed to parents and support systems within the families including mothers, fathers, uncles aunts etc to promote a wholesome family which will not only contribute to the maintenance of peace, stability and the downward trend in crime but also to enhance the positive growth of the country.
PM Harris declared “We appeal to all parents and support systems within the family – fathers, mothers, guardians, cousins, uncles, aunts, etc to promote a wholesome family life favourable to the positive growth and development of our nation’s youth so that they can grow up to reject violence and crime and become productive, contributing members of this Country whom we can all be proud of as they put into practice all of your wise teachings and example. We encourage them to follow the alternative path of peaceful engagement.”
The Minister of National security Harris also reiterated his government’s commitment to the continued peace and stability of the government.
PM Harris said “ My Government is committed to the peace and stability of our Federation. We are committed to a holistic approach to crime reduction and we will work with every entity that genuinely offers to help and is striving to make St Kitts and Nevis “a Country where peace abounds”. Peace and stability provide the environment for the expansion of a larger freedom, a better quality life, businesses to thrive, the freedom of religion to be exercised and our sons and daughters to actualize and utilize their God given talents. This downward trend in serious crimes is wonderful news indeed.”
It was also announced at the Press Conference that several discussions were held with officials of the United States and Israel in efforts to further enhance the federation;s crime fighting or overall security efforts.
“In my conversations yesterday with the diplomats of the United States of America and Israel we discussed bilateral cooperation in several areas including security. When these initiatives are at an advanced stage more information will be provided,” concluded PM Harris