July 23, 2013

Eustace expresses concern about St Kitts and Nevis affairs

Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace is calling on the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Denzil Douglas to go to Parliament to debate the no confidence motion which was brought against his government.{{more}}

Speaking at a rally held in Georgetown in support of Senator Vynnette Frederick, Eustace expressed his concern about what was taking place in that Eastern Caribbean territory, where six opposition members filed a motion of no confidence against Douglas in December, 2012.

The motion has yet to be heard, however, in that country’s Parliament.

“A no confidence motion has been put before the Parliament for the past seven months and the Parliament has not met to consider that no confidence motion and those who signed the letter supporting the motion are more than the members of the government – so the minute they get that motion, is gone they gone,” Eustace said.

“You know, there is a creeping thing which is happening in these islands now. You had it in Grenada, you have it in St Kitts now and we have it here too,” he continued.

He accused the other Heads of Government from around the region of sitting down and not saying anything about what was taking place in St Kitts.

“But I opening mine now – what is happening in St Kitts is wrong and Douglas should allow the motion to go before the Parliament, both him and the Speaker, because that is part of the same trend that we have here now,” the Leader of the Opposition said.

That trend is here now, according to Eustace, and seeks to try to erode the rights and freedoms of the people.

“I am very concerned about what is happening,” he said.(DD)