St. Kitts and Nevis leader of the opposition Dr. Denzil Douglas calls on citizens and residents to hold the current administration accountable for their actions.
Dr. Douglas released a statement after the sitting of the National Assembly on November 14, during which time the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Michael Perkins, read a letter from Mr. Eugene Hamilton raising questions about Dr. Douglas’ qualification as a member of government.
The opposition leader condemned the Speaker’s actions, saying that the current administration has used this parliamentary sitting as a political theatre.
“This is a useless attempt to rekindle the dying political fortunes of Dr. Timothy Harris,” said Dr. Douglas.
In the letter read out to parliament, Mr. Hamilton said “In my respectful view, the holding of a Diplomatic Passport by the Member for St. Christopher 6 raises implications for his qualification and eligibility to serve as a Member of the National Assembly.”
Last month, news broke that Dr. Douglas reportedly holds a diplomatic passport from Dominica. The Team Unity administration believes that this disqualifies Dr. Douglas from his ability to serve in the National Assembly, as the passport purportedly shows the opposition leader to have Dominican citizenship.
Dr. Douglas has vehemently denied the accusations that he holds citizenship to Dominica.
The circulating images of the alleged passport have not been verified.
Dr. Douglas said that Mr. Hamilton’s letter “is nothing more than a political gimmick that he is performing under instructions from his failing leader Dr. Timothy Harris.”
He added that it is clear that the citizenry of “our beloved country is ready for a different kind of leadership – a leadership that cares about all of our people and not just the Prime Minister’s family and his close friends; a leadership that understands the workings of our economy and how to put people to work; a leadership that understands how to grow the economy and create prosperity for the widest cross-section of the population.”
The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party will be unveiling their new team in preparation for the next general election shortly. The opposition leader called for the support of citizens and residents and appealed to them not to be distracted by the Team Unity antics.
“His day is coming and coming sooner that he thinks. And when that day comes, St. Kitts and Nevis will again be number one.”