St Kitts and Nevis: High Commissioner of Canada Lilian Chatterjee extended best wishes to the people and the government of St Kitts and Nevis on the 40th anniversary of the Independence. She also attended the Independence Day Ceremonial Parade on Monday.
HC Chatterjee said Canada and St Kitts and Nevis shared great diplomatic relations with each other through several matters of concerns such as trading and investment. She said that the Independence Day is the great day for St Kitts and Nevis as they have struggled a lot for the free life.
Lilian Chatterjee added that the Independence Day is the great milestone for St Kitts and Nevis as it holds significance for its people. She said Canada and St Kitts and Nevis shared four decades of Diplomatic Relations with each other.
HC added Canada joins with all Kittitians and Nevisians in celebrating this important milestone and also commemorates four decades of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries. She said that their attendance in the Independence celebrations marks their people-to-people ties.
Chatterjee asserted that the relation between St Kitts and Nevis and Canada is grounded in their enduring people-to-people ties, growing commercial links, and shared commitment to the UN Sustainable Development goals.
Independence Parade also celebrated cordial diplomatic relations between St Kitts and Nevis and Canada. She added that St Kitts and Nevis marked the 40th anniversary of the Independence under the theme- ‘Growing Sustainably, Developing Maturely, Building Resiliency’.
The celebration of the Independence will also provide chance to Canada looks forward to their continued partnership with St Kitts and Nevis. She said that the partnership will build more secure, inclusive, resilient, and prosperous global community for all.
The parade of the Independence 40 in St Kitts and Nevis has also joined by Canadian Defence Advisor Lt. Col. Kevin Barker, and Political Counsellor Miriam van Nie. They both expressed pleasure in celebrating Independence celebration with the government of St Kitts and Nevis.
They added that they feel honoured to represent Canada at this event and marked the commitment for strengthening the diplomatic relations between St Kitts and Nevis and Canada. HC Chatterjee also added that it was great of witnessing perfect display of the twin-island Federation’s rich history, heritage and culture in the event.
Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew, Minister of Foreign Affairs- Denzil Douglas, Premier of Nevis- Mark Brantley and entire cabinet of St Kitts and Nevis attended the event of the celebration of the Independence 40.
Independence 40 Ceremonial Parade
The government of St Kitts and Nevis hosted annual Independence Day Ceremonial Parade on Monday at the Warner Park Stadium. The parade was the perfect showcase of the culture, pride and patriotism from the armed and unarmed units.
Thunders of people gathered in the parade and cheered persons in the stands. The air of St Kitts and Nevis was filled with excitement and the sense of pride.
The highlight of this year’s ceremonial parade however was the dazzling display and sights generated by the drone show, depicting the rich history of the twin island Federation.