Her Excellency, Jasmine Huggins, Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the R.O.C lauded the national heroes of the Federation.
“We celebrate our National heroes, whose strength of character, and depth of conviction that the people of St. Kitts and Nevis deserved better, plucked them from obscurity and lifted them to renown and acclaim,” she said.“Charting a course into the unknown, 30 years ago, would have appeared daunting to lesser men, but the visionaries that were at the helm of our future knew that Kittitians and Nevisians alike would craft themselves, a homeland where peace abounds and a homeland where justice and liberty are given pre-eminence.”
Ambassador Huggins made special mention of Speedtech Energy, a Taiwanese company in St. Kitts and extended an invitation to other Taiwanese companies to consider doing business ventures in the country.
“I must applaud Speedtech energy, the first Taiwanese company to establish a business in the Federation,” she stated. “This signals the efforts of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, to move into green energy, as far as possible and curtail our reliance and dependence on fossil fuels.”
Wu Den-yi, Vice-President of the Republic of China Taiwan, shared a few remarks with the audience.
“Taiwan was the first country to establish diplomatic relations with St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said. “Their deepening and strengthening of the friendship between the two countries is marked especially by the recent visit of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency, Ma Ying-jeou, to St. Kitts and Nevis in August 2013,
Vice -President Wu further stated that with the positive attributes of the country, he was convinced that many more businesses would be following the lead of Speedtech Energy.
To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Independence of the Federation, a church service was also held on September 8, 2013, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Taiwan.
Both activities were supported by students studying in Taiwan.