Prime Minister meets Independence baby mom and dad

MyVueNews Staff-writer

(L-R): Alisha Perez, PM Harris, Jorge Perez, Hon. Wendy Phipps, and Nurse Danielle Christmas-Wiggins

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 19th September, 2018 ( – Lime Kiln couple Alisha Perez and Jorge Perez welcomed baby girl Anais Perez into the world, and she became the nation’s 35th Independence Day, September 19, 2018, baby.

Prime Minister Harris and a small delegation was escorted throughout the Maternity Ward by Nurse Manager, Danielle Christmas-Wiggins, to meet baby Perez who was born at approximately 5:07am.

Prime Minister Harris congratulated the couple and expressed his pleasure that the baby girl was born in good health.

Harris said, “In this the great day of our nation, we expect great things to come from her, so I congratulate the father and the mother and wish them well.”

He then ceremonially presented the baby to the father, Jorge.

“I presented the young baby to the father because we have had too many absent fathers in the lives of our young children and so today he is taking a stand, which we would like all fathers to do and follow the example, to be involved in the lives and the developing and nurturing of our young people from the very start,” the Prime Minister said.

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