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Regional journalist comments on Motion of No Confidence

 

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be the odd one out by not hearing a motion of no confidence filed against the government almost 10 months ago. Recently in Barbados, the finance minister Chris Sinckler survived a motion of no confidence filed by opposition leader Mia Mottley. Months prior, the government of Trinidad and Tobago survived a motion of no confidence; both motions heard in a timely manner after it was filed, considered to be the norm in the Caribbean. 

Caribbean Media Corporation journalist Julius Gittens speaking to Ken Richards on a recent edition of WINN FM’s The Bigger Picture, believes the St. Kitts situation does not speak well of the country’s parliamentary record. “It cannot help the situation in St. Kitts and Nevis in terms of its parliamentary record and a proud parliamentary heritage and tradition that this matter is not heard but the stark reality Ken, must be the government is uncomfortable with its numerical strengths in the house and therefore is going to try its best not to have the matter heard,” Gittens said.  

Mr. Gittens is suggesting that any government facing a motion of no confidence should take the matter to the electorate. “Any government if it fails to convince the majority of the members of the house to support it must take its case to the people and must be willing to argue, to prosecute that case or defend that case and be able to succeed where it really counts—in the ballot box on polling day,” Gittens said. 

Listen Mr. Gittens on the motion of no confidence 

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