Central Basseterre Labour Parliamentarian, Hon. Marcella Liburd on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris of eroding democracy and warned that if a judicial system that is based on the separation of powers from the government is not restored St. Kitts and Nevis could descend into chaos.
Appearing on “Ask the Leader” on Kyss 102.5 FM Tuesday evening, the Deputy Political Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) applauded the Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Valston Graham and the St. Kitts-Nevis Bar Association “for breaking the silence (in the Donna Harris) matter and for standing up for what is right.”
MP Liburd indicated that Magistrate Harris’ actions, recent and not so recent, have serious ramifications:
The Labour Party representative for Constituency two indicated that separation of power is one of the main principles of any democracy also called for the restoration of a judicial system based on this.
Liburd expressed the view that St. Kitts and Nevis “is on a dangerous path and if citizens of good conscience do not take a stand on these important matters we will descend into total chaos and confusion as a country.”
Full prosecutorial services from the DPP’s office resumed yesterday, February6, after extensive deliberations among the DPP, the Attorney General, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Magistrate Donna Harris.