Douglas told his counterpart in Port of Spain that the “milestone also presents the opportunity to confront the numerous challenges which lie in the path of economic and social development.”
He added: “I take great pleasure in saluting you, your Government and the wonderful people of Trinidad and Tobago on this momentous occasion – your fiftieth anniversary of Independence! I greet you on behalf of the Government and people of the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, which I have the honour to lead. May God continue to bless you and the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you forge ahead with the mantle of leadership of your proud nation! Reiterated best wishes for a happy golden anniversary of Independence”
The Kittitian leader said told Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, that he is convinced that a strategy based on drawing inspiration from the rich legacy of her predecessors and her vision for her proud people will lead her along the path to success.