St Kitts and Nevis PM Harris announces new initiatives in ‘New Year’ message

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Hon. Timothy Harris pledged some good initiatives for the people of St Kitts and Nevis.

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Hon. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Hon. Timothy Harris

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Hon. Timothy Harris pledged some good initiatives for the people of St Kitts and Nevis.

PM announced that his Government has been attentive to the concerns from various local couriers, shipping agents and their customers related to the delivery of goods by suppliers in the United States of America to their facilities in Miami. The related goods should have arrived in the Federation in December 2020. However, due to backlogs in Miami, these goods did not arrive by the December 31, 2020 deadline. Accordingly, our citizens and residents could not benefit from the usual US$200.00 concessionary allowance on their imports.

He also added that In light of this, it is agreed that to facilitate non-commercial entities importing goods, the allowances will be extended to January 31, 2021.

He said, “We understand that this crisis has affected different persons and segments of the economy in different ways.”

Therefore St Kitts and Nevis Government Extend the due date for the payment of Businesses and Occupation Licenses for all Businesses from January 31, 2021, until March 31, 2021.

St Kitts and Nevis government also ensure that the Inland Revenue Department works with affected businesses to help them stay current with their existing tax liabilities by entering low-interest payment plans to ease their cash flow situations.

Taxi and Tour Operators unable to pay their Businesses and Occupation Licenses for 2020 and 2021 would be allowed to license their vehicles provided that they enter into a payment plan for the settlement of any outstanding Businesses and Occupation Licenses.

Some important Initiatives in the Nevis by the PM Harris government.

PM Harris government ushered in the best working relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis. The historic and unprecedented support of the federal Government and the new spirit of cooperation and unity advanced by my Team Unity Administration, have brought much to our citizens and Nevis residents. Not least among them is substantial direct budget allocations totalling well over $220 million since 2015. Funding for projects on Nevis is now commonplace.

PM said, “We have given law enforcement support: a brand new Police Station and Fire Hall at Newcastle, and installation of CCTV.”

He told that “We have assisted in the following critical areas: the fight against COVID-19, the construction of Technical and Vocational spaces at High Schools in Nevis, the payment of economic costs for students from Nevis, joint procurement of pharmaceuticals, and for the operation of step in Nevis.”

“You would recall the SIDF’s support for such important projects in Nevis as the new diagnostic wing at the Alexandra Hospital, the Mundo Track, and the new Nevis Treasury Building. For 20 year before to your Team Unity Government there was no Federal Government structured program of support to the people of Nevis. Team Unity has been making a real positive difference. Team Unity is working for you.”PM said.

He also pointed out that, “My Government will continue to do all it can for all of our citizens and residents. We do so out of love and consideration for all. This has been the reality for the last five years. From time to, the time we must remind ourselves that this is one State, one Federal tGovernment to serve all the people of the State. I am humbled that it is my overnment which has thus far in our Nation’s history, presided over the best personification of St. Kitts and Nevis as (in the immortal words of our National anthem) “a nation bound together with a common destiny.”

PM concluded with these words, “May God’s blessings be upon us all, this New Year and may He continue to bless the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. I thank you for the honour and privilege to serve you and my beloved Country,” concluded Dr Harris. “Happy New Year to All! May God continue to favour us in St Kitts and Nevis and may He keep us safe.”

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