Opposition march in St Kitts and Nevis against government

A group of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Timothy Harris took to the streets of Basseterre on Friday afternoon.

Pressure continues to mount on the St Kitts and Nevis politician over alleged links with a British businessman accused of bribery.

Chairman of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party called for the people of St Kitts and Nevis who believe that their elected representatives and minsters of government whether here in St. Kitts and Nevis or on duty overseas should act with the highest of integrity and to show full accountability at all times to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The SKNLP has not said how many people attended the march but one Caribbean source linked to the government put the figure at around 80.

Supporters carried placards at the march, some of which read “Timothy we have enough of you. Have to go” and “Tim please go. Bucky say so”.

Last week, placard-bearing demonstrators called for Harris to resign stood outside Harris’ Church Street office forcing him to stay away for several hours.

During this week, graffiti aimed at adding pressure on Harris to quit has appeared in several locations in Basseterre.

According to the Times Caribbean Online, the march “certainly did not live up to the expectation of the Opposition as the small turnout was further compounded by angry drivers who felt the march was nothing more than a nuisance on a busy Friday afternoon.”

The scandal has already claimed one casualty in the eastern Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda MP Asot Michael, who like Harris was named in the judgement in the UK High Court, resigned his ministerial role.

The opposition in Antigua and Barbuda are pressuring Michael to step down as an MP.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The people of St Kitts-Nevis have rejected the opposition leader Dr Douglas yet again. Dr Douglas has has DISMAL public rallies; he has had DISMAL press conferences; he has had public DISMAL marches BUT THEY HAVE ALL FAILED.

    What Dr Douglas dubbed as the greatest march of the century was only able to attract about 75 of his supporters. What is interesting though is that Dr Douglas is currently embroiled in a trial where he has sworn allegiance to another Caribbean country and has been given a diplomatic passport albeit while he is the leader of the opposition.

    Most likely he’d have to resign in disgrace!

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