The St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Honourable Dr Terrance Drew, was celebrated as the “2023 Person of the Year” during the 4th annual St Kitts Nevis Riddim Awards. In less than two years as the Prime Minister, Honourable Dr Drew has demonstrated a commitment to serving the entire population.
Exemplary Leadership in St Kitts and Nevis
Acknowledged as one of the Top Five Most Influential and Impactful Leaders in the Caribbean, by Caribbean Lifestyle, the Honourable Dr Drew stands out as the only Kittian Prime Minister to have successfully distributed direct payments from the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme to the people of St Kitts and Nevis, as emphasised during the St Kitts and Nevis 2024 Budget Address.
The official list of awardees, including Byron Messia as Entertainer of the Year and Jahzara Claxton as Sports Personality of the Year, was released on the St Kitts Nevis Riddim’s Facebook account.
Dr. Terrance Drew’s leadership as Prime Minister has been characterised by a profound dedication to the betterment of St Kitts and Nevis. With a visionary approach and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the nation, he has implemented progressive policies and initiatives that have positively impacted the lives of the citizens.
Dr. Drew’s commitment to good governance, transparency, and accountability has earned the trust and respect of the people, who see him as a true advocate for their interests.
Under his guidance, St Kitts and Nevis have experienced economic growth, improved infrastructure, and enhanced social programmes. His ability to connect with the diverse needs of the population and his tireless efforts to address those needs have made him a true leader, dedicated to the welfare and prosperity of the nation. Dr. Terrance Drew’s tenure as Prime Minister has been marked by integrity, compassion, and a resolute commitment to the betterment of his country and its people.
Impressive Achievements in Less Than Two Years in Office
During his brief tenure, Honourable Dr Drew has achieved significant milestones, including an eight per cent salary increase and two bonuses for Civil Servants, elevating the National Minimum Wage to the highest in the Eastern Caribbean region, augmenting pensions, and providing an EC$1,000 investment for every child in St Kitts and Nevis.
St Kitts Nevis Riddim highlighted Honourable Dr Drew’s emphasis on sustainability, with various programmes addressing environmental, economic, and social challenges for the island’s long-term well-being.
Additionally, he has spearheaded sustainability initiatives to address environmental, economic, and social challenges, fostering the long-term viability of the island state. Acknowledged for his trademark care, empathy, and genuine concern for everyone’s well-being, the Prime Minister earned high praise and deep support from the people of St Kitts and Nevis. In recognition of his significant leadership characteristics and positive changes for the betterment of the people.
The Power of Music as a Catalyst for Change
Throughout his tenure, Dr. Drew has shed light on important social issues and advocating for positive transformation. His ability to connect with the masses through the universal language of music has been instrumental in fostering a sense of unity and promoting national pride.
Dr. Drew’s accolade at the St Kitts Nevis Riddim Awards serves as a testament to his outstanding contributions to the nation’s cultural and social fabric. As a leader, he has not only demonstrated exceptional governance but has also recognised the importance of music in fostering unity and identity within the community.
Under Dr. Drew’s visionary leadership, St Kitts and Nevis have witnessed a resurgence of the arts, particularly the vibrant music scene that has captivated the nation. Recognising the significance of this cultural expression, he has actively supported and promoted local talent, allowing the voices of the musicians to resonate beyond the shores of the islands.
The 2023 Person of the Year award is a fitting tribute to Dr. Drew’s unwavering commitment to the arts. His tireless efforts to provide platforms for young, aspiring musicians have not only nurtured talent but have also brought the nation together in celebration of its unique musical heritage.