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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 30, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Activities to mark St. Kitts and Nevis’ 35th anniversary of Independence continued today (Sunday, September 30) in the Bronx, New York, USA, when Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris joined hundreds of nationals in the diasporic community for a special thanksgiving church service.
Prime Minister Harris is in New York on official government business, participating in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, as well as attending a number of side events, most of which focused on health related matters. Dr. Harris delivered his address to the UN Body on Friday, September 28. 
The well attended service was held at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church located at 3757 White Plains Road and 218th Street, Bronx, New York 10467, and featured remarks by a special guest speaker, Brother Rashid Warner.
Organized by the Kittitian-American Benevolent Association (KABA), the thanksgiving service saw a unique blend of nationals from every walk of life coming together in praise, prayer, and fellowship in recognition of 35 years of continued development in their native land of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The service featured prayers, songs of exaltation, scripture reading, poetry, as well as special greetings from dignitaries in attendance including the Permanent Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations, His Excellency Sam Condor. Also in attendance were the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Osbert DeSuza and Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ms. Chelesa Rawlins.
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris delivered a special message to the congregation at which point he thanked KABA for organizing the event and reminded the nationals living abroad of the important role they must continue to play in the development of the twin island Federation.
Following the spirited service, those in attendance had the opportunity to personally interact with and have their photos taken with the Honourable Prime Minister.


Photo: Prime Minister Harris among worshipers at the 35th Independence Anniversary service at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church in the Bronx, New York.

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