St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris expressed his congratulations to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley, government and people, on the twin-island republic’s 55th independence anniversary on August 31.

Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the United Kingdom on August 31, 1962.

Mr. Harris’ letter to Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister reads:

‘Fifty-five years of nationhood is indeed a significant milestone, which causes one to reflect on the many accomplishments of Trinidad and Tobago in the fields of industry, commerce, sports, arts and culture in which your country has distinguished itself as a leader worthy of emulation by small states within the Caribbean Community.

We live and serve in an era filled with challenges that confront us from every angle of the development spectrum. Success depends largely on our response to these challenges. I am confident that with your leadership, Trinidad and Tobago will continue to grow from strength to strength thereby elevating your people, and by extension, the wider region.

May God continue to bless you and the good people of Trinidad and Tobago as you endeavour to meet your development objectives.’