BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 2ND, 2018 (PRESS SEC) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, met with Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC today, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, at Government Headquarters. The Prime Minister’s discussion with the Commonwealth Secretary-General was informed by their shared values and concern for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, who was born in Dominica, began her Caribbean tour on Monday ahead of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1st through November 30th.
Following today’s meeting with Prime Minister Harris, the Commonwealth Secretary-General held a Press Conference at Government Headquarters, where she updated members of the local media on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was held last month in London.
“The Commonwealth Heads of Government concentrated a lot on small states and also climate change, and the intense vulnerability that small island states face as a result of climate [change],” Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC said, adding, “It poses an existential threat.”