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World'We have robust agenda, when it comes to legislation', says PM Drew

St Kitts and Nevis: “We have a very robust agenda, when it comes to the legislation,” was the statement made by the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew during the talk show “Youth Beat” on Thursday. During the talk show, PM Drew has focused on several key factors, including discussing ongoing plans of the Drew-led administration.

While sharing the word, PM Drew thanked the AG and his office for really stepping up to the plate and ensuring that the agenda is pursued and that the government of St Kitts and Nevis are making great strides. Noting to which, he said that, “We have passed over 20 something legislations. But the ones that really would resonate for a long time, the vaccine issues that were on the table and not being addressed, including the good governance agenda. We have passed those laws. To deal with the good governance agenda.”

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PM Drew highlighted that, it was one of the major issues even during the 2015 general elections, adding that, “For 7 years, Team unity was there. They did not do it. Even though they campaigned heavily on it, they had no reason not to do it. This is not one of those things over which they have no control or limited control. As a matter of fact they had complete control and had opportunity to pass the good governance agenda. At one point, the opposition only had two elected members, Which means most of the seats most of the elected seats were occupied by the team unity.”

He further pointed towards the Rastafari Bill that was passed by the Government of St Kitts and Nevis, stating that, “The Government of St Kitts and Nevis is moving ahead and through this, we are trying to teach people to get mature enough in an attempt to not discriminate them on any of the grounds.”

While further elaborating on this, PM Drew said that, “My mother is Rastafarian and I grew up looking at all the discrimination as well as the disrespect coming from the different aspects of the society. And that personal experience has taught me how discrimination can actually affect people negatively in different ways and I am happy that we are able to do that.”

 

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