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Condor says PM's miscalculations led to split in Government

Dr. Timothy Harris (left) and Sam Condor before their split from the Prime Minister

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  The country’s leader is being accused of having made a huge miscalculation in dealing with two of his then senior ministers during a period when a Motion of No Confidence was introduced by the Parliamentary Opposition last December.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor told a Team Unity public meeting on Monday night that Prime Minister Denzil Douglas should have worked on patching differences between himself and then senior ministers Condor and Timothy Harris, instead of alienating them further.

The two had made it clear at the time that they were unhappy with the land for debt swap deal, and later a move to increase the number of senators in the Parliament.

"The only thing on my mind on 11th of December, 2012 was the Budget...How I'm going in there and represent the people in the budget.  Because remember you know, the land had already been taken from the people, and that was a problem to me.  I was thinking about my Budget address.  Next thing I hear this man come on the radio with some mumbo jumbo story about Budget postponed because Sam and Tim ain't come Cabinet," he recounted.

"I never hear more rubbish in my life!  What dat got to do with anything  I was in the Cabinet for 18 years, and the Budget session was never dependent on any Minister being absent."

According to the People's Labour Party's Sam Condor, the situation of the Parliament today having six elected Opposition MPs to the government’s five is as a result of the actions of the Prime Minister.

"When the budget was postponed we were puzzled and perplexed.  Want to know what's going on. Next thing.  the man fire Tim.  He...is the head of the Cabinet...He got seven...Elected Members in the Cabinet.  He got four elected Members on the Opposition benches.  He got a Motion of No Confidence before him.  Instead he come to talk about how we could resolve our issues, he fire Tim.  Fire Tim!  That sound like a man interested in moving the country forward?  That is the sign of an autocratic, dictatorial man!  And then, I resign in support of Tim, because the same thing...he fire Tim for, is the same thing I supported." 

The former Deputy Prime Minister says all himself and Dr. Harris were trying to explain to Dr. Douglas at the time, was that the land for debt swap was not the way to go.

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+2 #2 DM 2013-11-27 14:42
What is interesting here is that it would appear as though even after the MONC was filed Mr. Condor is saying that PM Douglas still had a chance through negotiation with Tim and himself, to avoid their leaving the Labor.

Surely this may not be music to the ears of PAMs and CCMs.
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+4 #1 increment 2013-11-26 20:17
we need our increment
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