His name is not expected to be on the ballot for leadership at the party’s upcoming electoral conference but despite this hot topic for many people, Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and current Political Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas is putting focus on calling on voters of the country to let the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) take leadership in government after the next general elections.
“Thus far, you would recognize that we have moved to name a new candidate in East Basseterre. It signals that at a minimum that we do intend to contest another five seats here in St.Kitts, [and] if necessary then we contest all eight seats.”
Former Parliamentary Representative of the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) for Constituency Eight Cedric Liburd has given a response a recent social media article which untruthfully claims indifferences about the party’s leader Dr. Denzil Douglas between him (Liburd) and Party Chairman and constituency caretaker Dr. Terrance Drew.
Well-known social media video blogger Romnage Benjamin better known as ‘Shaq’ and ‘Modelcop’, who claims that he was arrested for videotaping, captured his own arrest during his live Facebook coverage of a ‘KITTITIAN LIVES MATTER peaceful walk’ event held on Friday 20th August 2021 on Church Street in Basseterre while using his phone.
Tear gas used by police and arrest of three individuals (a male and two females) are two of the widely public debated outcomes of a ‘KITTITIAN LIVES MATTER peaceful walk’ event held on Friday 20th August 2021 on Church Street in Basseterre, which has been labelled by police as an “illegal” gathering that took place.
The in-person order by police officers instructing food truck vendors in Basseterre to cease and desist operations has created a recipe for disaster for business owners-particularly those around Independence Square- who say they were not properly informed by government via a letter to do so. On Thursday 15th July 2021, this reporter spoke with two business owners who are licensed to work on the street in that area, namely Sheldon of Lifespan Organic Vegan Food and David Heyliger of Samantha’s Diner who said they were not aware of any new measure made about their line of work.
The response by policymakers of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to the depth of COVID-19’s effects on Caribbean economies needs to be urgently reviewed, particularly regarding debt.