St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Deputy Leader of the People’s Action Movement Eugene Hamilton is suggesting that the refusal by Commissioner of Police C.G. Walwyn to grant permission for the party’s protest march a day before the start of the St. Kitts Music Festival has become politicised. “Having regard to what Richard Skerritt said on the radio, you begin to question ‘what’s going on here?’ Because Richard Skerritt has politicized it…and because he has politicized it then of course there will be political; responses,” Hamilton said on WINN FM’s Inside the News Program on Saturday. On Thursday at a St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party public meeting in Cayon, Mr. Skerritt chided the opposition for criticizing the decision of the police commissioner.
However not everyone agrees with Mr. Hamilton. Spokesperson for the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party on the program Austin Edinborough defended the decision of the commissioner. He said the “disturbance of the peace” is the main grounds on which the police can refuse permission for the march and suggested that there could be disruptions and public disturbances during PAM’s march. Efforts to contact the commissioner by phone up to news time Saturday for a comment were unanswered.
Listen to Edinborough and Hamilton