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Local Politics

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 06, 2022 (SKNIS): Hon. Dr. Terrance Michael Drew was officially sworn in on Saturday, August 06, 2022, as the fourth Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis by His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton,...
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 6th August, 2022 (SKNIS): Former Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has congratulated the new Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, who was sworn into office today...
“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.”
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.
Opposition Senator Dr. Joyelle Clarke has criticised the public communication approach of the Harris-led administration in her questioning of "optics versus substance".
While the government side of Parliament on Monday 28th June 2021 saw the ‘ayes’ having it for a six-month extension of the State of Emergency (SOE), such came about in the aftermath of a lengthy debate during which the opposition side rejected comments by mover of the resolution Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris “attacking” the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic management.
“Dr. Harris has failed and he is asking for my help but he must be polite.”
Leader of the opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Dr. Denzil Douglas has rated the party’s recently held Constitutional Conference a success.
In the most recent meeting of the branch, held on Sunday, April 25, constituents of St. Christopher Four branch of the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) nominated and voted for candidates for five executive positions.
Re-elected Political Leader of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) and St.Kitts-Nevis’ Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards has indicated that the course for his party’s future leadership of the Federation “has been mapped out for 2025 and it is irreversible.”