28TH FEBRUARY, 2018
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS (KYSS FM) – Public pressure is now on the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to live up to their word to be the guardians of democracy.
Supporters of the Unity government, led by Prime Minister Timothy Harris, have also joined in making this demand and are chastising the government for their blatant blockage of public facilities from the opposition, St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.
Notably, persons have registered their disgust on radio and online platforms, with the Harris-led government and their apparent decision to deny the SKNLP access to public community centres.
This displeasure has ultimately led to several persons staging a protest in front of Government Headquarters last week, demanding that the government reverse their decision, which has labelled as one of political revenge.
One protester told SKN News Now, that the Prime Minister’s decision is unfair and wrong, as the political parties which form the government frequently utilise the community centres for political means.
For some time now, the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has been calling on the government to refrain from immature political acts of retribution.
Several senior members of the opposition, including, Hon. Marcella Liburd and Dr. Terrance Drew, have testified to the ban, stating that they have been told bluntly that permission for use of community centres will not be granted to any member of the opposition for political purposes.