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Bird disapproves of lengthy delay in tabling motion

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird is of the belief that the democratic process in St. Kitts and Nevis is being eroded with the delaying of a hearing of the motion of no confidence 11 months after it was first filed. Mr. Bird was speaking on WINN Fm’s The Bigger Picture aired on Sunday with Ken Richards. “Anything that does not conform with what is supposed to be done under the constitution of these countries, of the OECS particularly…I would have to take a position that clearly this is not something that should not be continued,” Bird said.

The parliamentary opposition in Basseterre is attempting to get their motion of no confidence matter on the agenda of the OECS Assembly. December 11 will be a full year since the motion was filed by opposition leader in the federal parliament, Mark Brantley. To date it has not been put before the House for debate. 

Shortly after the motion was filed, the prime minister claimed there were other pressing matters to be debated such as the budget. Earlier this year, the opposition brought the matter of the motion of no confidence to the court, in an attempt to get the court to instruct parliament to hear it promptly. The government then argued that the motion was Sub-Judice and could not be debated in parliament, but when opposition withdrew the matter, the speaker of the house Curtis Martin had it back in the court. The matter is up for a court hearing on December 16. 

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+2 #1 Tell it like it is.. 2013-11-18 17:26
I wish more regional leaders will speak out, keep it real and tell it like it is!
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