Written by SKNIS:
In support of the work of the High Commission in London, Sir Kutayba Alghanim, the
Federation’s Consul General in New York, has again demonstrated his commitment
to the delivery of quality medical care in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis with
an important donation of two ambulances – one for St. Kitts and the other for Nevis.
Last year, in partnership with the London-based High Commission, Mr Alghanim
donated US$50,000 through Minister of Health, the Hon. Eugene Hamilton to assist
Government’s efforts to establish the Oncology Unit at the Joseph N. France General
In the decades since Sir Kutayba has been involved with and worked for the
Federation, his commitment has been steadfast. His efforts date back to the 1990s,
when as Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs, he consistently advocated for St.
Kitts and Nevis at the United Nations. He pursued tangible economic bilateral
partnerships which brought significant development assistance and technical
cooperation for the Federation.
Consul General Alghanim insists that “I was not born here but St. Kitts-Nevis has
become an important part of me. I will always advocate for the Federation success.
I will continue to support local policies and initiatives that uplift and empower its
people because I believe that is the duty of every citizen.”
Mr. Alghanim’s collaboration with High Commissioner Isaac also dates to the 1990s
and led to other joint initiatives on health. “At the St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent
Mission to the United Nations where I had the pleasure of serving for many years,
High Commissioner Isaac has long been an advocate for NCDs, something he
continues within the Commonwealth in London. Therefore, given our long-standing
working relationship; it is natural for me to continue to join forces with him to secure
these ambulances”; confirmed Alghanim.
Sir Kutayba reiterated his earlier remarks that he wanted to support “the important
and timely efforts of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton and
his colleague Ministers, as he has done for several decades, and looks forward to
continuing the important partnership to improve the delivery, quality and access to
healthcare in the Federation.”