Statement of the Right Honorable Dr. Denzil L. Douglas
Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Parliamentary Opposition and Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party
In Response to the Killings in Paris
November 16, 2015.
On behalf of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and the Parliamentary Opposition in the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis, I extend deepest sympathy to the Government and people of France.
Like people the world over, we were deeply shocked and profoundly saddened by the suffering, trauma and death that has been beamed to every corner of the globe in recent days. And we join with all those who now commit themselves to forever working to prevent this type of senseless loss of life.
As the United Nations official documents remind us, “In 1945, nations were in ruins. World War II was over. And the world wanted peace.” In response to this, the United Nations was established to prevent unthinking and unthinkable carnage. Today, seventy years later, in recognition of International Day, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations again urges the world community of nations to “recognize the mounting threat posed by those who strive to divide, and pledge to forge a path defined by dialogue and mutual understanding.”
The brutal taking of innocent life must cease.
The inflicting of terror and trauma on unsuspecting men, women, and children across the globe must end.
And our shared support for the people of France today must translate into a new found global commitment to anticipating, pre-empting and ending acts of terror in all places and at all times. To this important goal, the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party has long been committed.