PM Terrance Drew meets HC Lilian Chatterjee, Miriam van Nie during Independence 40

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew met with High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados and OCEC Lilian Chatterjee and Political Counsellor Miriam van Nie on the margins of the Independence 40.

PM Terrance Drew meets HC Lilian Chatterjee, Miriam van Nie during Independence 40
PM Terrance Drew meets HC Lilian Chatterjee, Miriam van Nie during Independence 40

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew met with High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados and OCEC Lilian Chatterjee and Political Counsellor Miriam van Nie on the margins of the Independence 40.

High Commissioner of Canada Lilian Chatterjee engaged in a productive interaction with Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew. While extending wishes on Independence 40, she discussed Canada SKN bilateral partnership and priorities with the prime minister.

During the eveing, HC Chatterjee also held a meeting with the members of St Kitts National Youth Parliament Association (SKNYPA). She commended the association for preparing the future leaders.

Chatterjee said that they commitment to enhance the sense and feeling of democracy among the young generation will lead the successful path for the Federation.

The Political Counsellor Miriam van Nie and Commercial Counsellor Marthe Lemay also participated in the meeting which took place at Government House on the margins of the Governor General’s Independence reception.

Political Counsellor Nie extended steadfast support for regional civil society organizations of St Kitts and Nevis. She said St Kitts and Nevis and Canada shared great diplomatic relations with each other.

The country assists the Federation in their efforts to defend Human Rights across the Eastern Caribbean during ECADE- Eastern Caribbean Alliance’s Capacity Assessment, Media and Security Training.

While extending wishes on the Independence Day, Nie said that this is a great day for St Kitts and Nevis as they are celebrating their culture in a free air.

She also shared information on the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and said that it will aid the country in the programmes such as sustainability, good governance and resilience. Further, the new small program dubbed “The Local Engagement and Action Fund- LEAF” has recently been opened by the country.

The fund will provide assistance to the organizations in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. She was delighted to engage past and present CFLI partners including:

  • ECADE
  • GreenCHAP
  • Raise you Voice Saint Lucia Inc
  • Equal Rights, Access and Opportunities SVG Inc
  • Red Root SVG Inc

Independence 40

St Kitts and Nevis celebrated 40th anniversary of the Independence on September 19, 2023 with exciting lineup of the events. While promoting the sustainability agendas of the government, the celebration of the Independence marked the cultural and heritage showcase.

The celebration featured drone show, diaspora lunch and independence concert events to enhance the travel experience of the visitors.