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Monday, October 31, 2022

Local Politics

The Villa Grounds in Charlestown, Nevis was filled with energy and excitement as the Communications Specialist and popular Media Personality, Ms. Jaedee Caines, was officially launched as the Nevis Reformation Party’s (NRP) new candidate for Nevis 1 (St. Paul’s) on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
The opposition Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) is expected to place its bid to win the hearts, minds and votes of the people of Nevis on Saturday 10th April 2021 at a launch event for its first of five candidates to contest the upcoming Nevis Island Assembly elections.
“One of the things we emphasized is that we hope it is not just for the optics (public perception). We hope that this is a step in the right direction where finally all persons can be involved in this very important discussion about COVID-19 and its effects on the country because at the end of the day COVID-19 transcends politics and we have to recognize that. It is about the people of St.Kitts and Nevis.”
In a press release dated 30th March 2021, the opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is expressing that “About 18 months after asking countless times for inclusion" it "has finally been invited to join the COVID-19 taskforce in consultations on the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rollout of the ongoing vaccination programme.”
Clinical psychologist, social scientist and political influencer to the People’s Labour Party, Dr. Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol is on the record making public statements supporting Prime Minister Harris Dr. Harris as the leader of the Team Unity coalition without party term limits as she addressed the misconception that taking turns at leadership is good for the three-party alliance.
Feeling “ignored” over the past three years, bus drivers of the East Bus Line Association recently turned into protestors in an attempt to get attention with response action from government regarding complaints about the operations of the December 2018-opened terminal located on Wellington Road in Basseterre.
A written question by Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas intended for Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris in parliament on Thursday 18th March 2021 about $800,000 COVID-19 vaccine order said to have been placed by government got the response of Speaker Michael Perkins who did not allow the question to be verbally asked, pointing to Standing Order 20 as being the reason why.
“I will not speak of my evidence and I would not go into my evidence. My evidence will stand the test of time. All I'm asking for is that whoever hears the evidence would be a person who has no perceived bias - and I want to stress the word perceived bias.”
“I do not make decisions based on political wishes or political pulls.”
Newcomer to the party-politics arena, Leon Natta-Nelson who ran on a St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) ticket in the June 2020 General Elections is of the view that opponents stooped to a low targeting him regarding his license firearm renewal in an effort to affect his candidacy in Constituency Seven going up against Dr. Timothy Harris-the Prime Minister and Minister of National Security.