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Activist Accuses PM Douglas Of Breaching The Constitution

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): One Operation Rescue activist is arguing that the constitution is being derailed because Dr Denzil Douglas remains the prime minister despite no longer having the majority of elected MPs on his side. Former government minister Richard Caines, who served in a People’s Action Movement administration, is a strong advocate for the hearing of a motion of no confidence brought by the combined parliamentary opposition against the Douglas administration.

The Operation Rescue official, while slapping an unflattering label on the prime minister, said the Douglas administration should have ended as soon as former senior government ministers Dr Timothy Harris and Sam Condor withdrew their support from Prime Minister Douglas. “This constitution that I have here, the constitution of the federation of St Christopher and Nevis says that the person who commands the majority of elected members in the parliament will be the prime minister.  So I cannot consider him to be the prime minister,” Caines said on his pressure group’s radio programme Operating Room. “If we are living in a legal society, what do we do about our constitution when it tells us this – we just ignore it?  I don’t think we can do that,” the Operation Rescue official said.

According to him, “the dictatorship is hiding behind the law and giving an appearance of legality”. The former finance minister said that cannot be right, adding that “from the day that Honorable Sam Condor and the Honorable Dr Timothy Harris left the government, the government should have fall(en)”. 

Six elected MPs from three opposition parties are pressing for the motion of no confidence filed almost 11 months ago, to be tabled and debated in the federal parliament. The government side at the moment has five elected MPs–senators are not allowed to vote on motions of no confidence. Meanwhile Dr Douglas, speaking on his Ask The Prime Minister programme, continued to laud what he described as the very good performance of his administration. For the government it is business as usual, as the country inches slowly towards an expected general election.

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