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Calypso King to run against former Deputy PM

Unofficial poster declaring Konris Maynard's candidacy is making the rounds in the social media

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Konris Maynard has confirmed that he has made the decision to stand as a candidate for the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party in West Basseterre.   Contacted by WINN FM on Thursday, Maynard said before the official announcement is made, it is important for him to engage the people of the Constituency.  He says he is preparing over the next couple of weeks by going door to door speaking with area residents about what their needs and expectations are.  

Thirty year old Maynard, who holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a popular calypsonian, who holds multiple local and regional titles.  The reigning National Calypso Monarch, he has won the crown six times, and has never been defeated in the senior competition.

There was widespread speculation that Attorney General Jason Hamilton was expecting to be the candidate for the ruling St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party and had conducted a constituency walk through, shortly after the resignation from government of the current representative Sam Condor.  Reports reaching WINN FM indicate that Hamilton was unhappy about being passed over, but has publicly remained firmly behind the Party.

The former Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor resigned from Cabinet in January, following a public falling out with Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas over a number of policy decisions, and claims that the Prime Minister was undermining his ministries.  

Condor, who has represented the Constituency for twenty four years, has along with former Senior Minister Dr. Timothy Harris crossed the floor and formed the People’s Labour Party.

The West Basseterre Constituency has been deeply divided since the defection, with some supporters lining up behind the former Deputy Prime Minister on one side, while some, declaring themselves SKNLP loyalists have branded Condor a traitor.   The division has manifested itself in sharp rhetoric and accusations of wrong doing emanating from both sides on the political platform.


0 #15 Robert 2013-09-17 19:59
Since Konris was not educated in Cuba, what does that make him? A non-communist? Logic, Dr. Harris, Logic!
+2 #14 # 3 Rep 2013-09-13 14:01
Time has come to pay the piper, mommy and daddy got big positions so he aint got no choice, sweet me, yournotgetting novotefromus
+7 #13 a disappointed fan 2013-09-11 22:11
i had a lot of respect for Konris and i thought he had much more moral values than this but to get caught with Douglas and his immorality i never pictured him there. I thought he had class..Nothing is wrong with wanting to be in politics but why would a young man with moral standards get into it now with all the wrong tings this so called PM we having condoning.Reall y disappointed in you Konris i have lost all respect for you
+2 #12 Rabiddawgbyte 2013-09-09 08:09
aryu remember de lyrics to "Finish De song"?? douggie want to neutralize konris and he doing it. Nice move Mister Strategist Douggie
+3 #11 Rabiddawgbyte 2013-09-09 08:07
:eek: See, Douggie done listen to konris lyrics in "Finish De Song". So he no want de man to run against him..Keep you enemy close.. smart move Konris swallow it hook line and sinker.
+2 #10 Mercedes 2013-09-07 12:16
Do the right thing my people, move out from under oppression!
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is more painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong!- Mandy Hale
-5 #9 DMorton 2013-09-06 17:00
This younf man seems like he has a good head on his body. The other two young doctora who also signed on seems to be the future of St. Kitts and Nevis.
+8 #8 Observer 2013-09-06 09:35
This is nothing more than pay back for all of the favors which were received from Denzil Douglas. It's going to be interesting to see how this move will play out. Personally, I think it’s a bad move even though calculated.
+19 #7 FLASH C 2013-09-05 20:15
+8 #6 Ty 2013-09-05 19:16
No surprise there. Monopolise is the name of their game. And, by any means necessary!

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