Dr. Timothy Harris Sworn in as Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis

Dr. Timothy Harris has been sworn in as the third Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The event took place on Wednesday 18th February at a ceremony held at Government House. The Oath of Allegiance, Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy were administered by Resident Judge Marlene Carter. Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence presented the instrument of appointment.

Dr. Timothy Harris being sworn in as Prime Minister by Resident Judge Marlene Carter

Dr. Timothy Harris being sworn in as Prime Minister by Resident Judge Marlene Carter

“I pledge as the Prime Minister of the country to uphold all Oaths that I have taken, to work diligently for the prosperity of the country and equally important, the deepening of the democracy,” the new St. Kitts and Nevis leader said. “… We commit to fairness and a fairer share for all.”

The Prime Minister thanked persons that participated in the recent general election and those that prayed for the prosperity of the nation.

Governor General His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence (right) presents instrument of appointment to Prime Minister Harris

Governor General His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence (right) presents instrument of appointment to Prime Minister Harris

The swearing in was witnessed by family and close friends along with all candidates from the winning team that contested the 2015 General Election held on February 16. A large number of well wishers also gathered around the environs of Government House to show support.

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris signs documents

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris signs documents

Vincent Byron Jr. was also sworn in as Attorney General and a Senator in the Federal Parliament. Members of the new Cabinet will be sworn in at a public ceremony to be announced later.

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