He said that Nevisians can depend upon him and his Labour Government, to do what is right, at all times, what is good for the people of the island and what is right for the people of St. Kitts as well.
Douglas was at the time delivering brief remarks at the swearing ceremony of the new Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration, following the local elections, the day before.
The Prime Minister urged the people to move forward together in the best interest of all Nevisians.
He reminded listeners that Monday 4th July, 2011, marked 16 years since he was sworn in as Prime Minister and during those years, he has had to work, both with the Concerned Citizens Movement, CCM and the Nevis reformation Party, NRP. He said however, that they have been, what he categorized as 16 beautiful years, but “The last 5 years in particular have been a positive and progressive 5 years with the NRP.”
In a speech punctuated with loud applause from the NRP supporters in the audience, Dr. Douglas also commended the voters and the candidates of both parties for their participation in the exercise of their franchise in what he called “This most historic election that gave the NRP a second consecutive term.”
Douglas stated, “When we put together the large number of people who participated in this election. When we consider the large number of candidates who stepped forward and expressed their views, in open and free ways, so that ideas contended over the last few days and weeks and months of campaigning…and when we recognize the success of the respective candidates yesterday, (Monday 11th July), we see truly democracy at work here in Nevis and in St. Kitts & Nevis generally.”