Leader of the opposition St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, Dr. Denzil Douglas, has indicated that the particular aspect of the Public Service law that was challenged by Leon Natta Nelson, leading to an historic judgment on Monday 25 March, is not a Douglas administration orchestrated law.
Following His Lordship Justice Eddy Ventose’s judgment, there were some who suggested that the law was implemented under Dr. Douglas’ administration.
Dr. Douglas branded that aspect of the law as archaic- it stemmed from colonial times- and also disclosed that he was a victim of the same law, under the PAM administration. He said he ultimately lost all his rights to his pension because of it.
He was at the time speaking at the party’s monthly press conference, on March 27.
Dr. Douglas also stated that his government was in the process of repealing that law before they demitted office in 2015.
The opposition went to allege that Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris would have known of his administration’s plans to repeal the law, as he was longstanding member of the party for eighteen years. Dr. Douglas called the court proceedings initiated by PM Harris as intimidating tactics.
Leon Natta Nelson is expected to be officially launched as the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party’s candidate for constituency 7 on Thursday night, March 28.Insert
The full slate of eight candidates for the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) to contest the next general elections expected within months, appeared together at the Labour Party’s monthly press conference.