Harris was endorsed on Thursday 26th September, 2013, as the person to head any future coalition government involving the People’s Action Movement, People’s Labour Party and the Concerned Citizens Movement.
It was during that September 26th launch that Dr. Harris told thousands of persons gathered at Greenlands Park that a Unity led government will provide a better arrangement for Nevis.
Dr Harris said, “That fairness and equity will govern the relationship between the Federal Government and the Nevis Island Administration. Nevis will be given an equitable share of foreign assistance. Nevis will be equitably represented in our Embassies and with respect to the SIDF. Nevis deserves its due share. It is not a favour to have access to the SIDF resources.”
It is the view of Dr. Harris that Nevisians generally feel that the Douglas regime has been disrespectful of the Nevis island Administration, and that they are unfairly treated in disbursement of SIDF resources. Dr Douglas has pursued an antagonistic relationship with the Nevis Island administration led by Premier Vance Amory. Premier Amory leads the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) one of the partners of the Unity Movement.
The release from the PLP Leader also outlined plans for constitutional reform geared at making the constitution more in sync with the expectations of our people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Thursday’s launch of Team Unity is a historic development, said a recent statement from Harris. It marked the first time that political parties are coming together before an election and pledging to work together for the betterment of the people of the country. A large contingent of Nevisians accompanied the Deputy Leader of CCM, Mark Brantley and his colleague Alexis Jeffers to the historic launch. Chairman of CCM Stedman Tross gave remarks on behalf of Premier Vance Amory. Premier Amory was unavoidably absent due to official engagement in London.
The meeting was also addressed by the Political leader of Pam, Shawn Richards and the other candidates hoping to represent the Unity Team in the upcoming elections.