Basseterre, Saint Kitts – On Thursday 28th April 2016, the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party held a massive rally at The Glen in St.Peters where Constituency Representatives enlightened the general public about the incompetence of the Team Unity led Administration.
MP’s for the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party came out swinging last night as they held their second meeting in the lead up to the annual Labour Day March. As scores of Labourites listened, MP’s echoed the sentiments that the Deputy Speaker is Stifling Democracy.
This comes on the heels of the Deputy Speaker pulling the rule book and booting Senator Nigel Carty from the Parliament for “gross misconduct”. At the time, the debate on the Income Tax (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2016 was ongoing at the Sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday (April 27). After the presentation by Senator Wendy Phipps, both the Prime Minister and Senator Carty were standing but it was the Prime Minister who caught the Deputy Speaker’s eye.
Irrespective of the efforts by the government media to do damage control, Labourites are adamant that the acts of Bias and Collusion are clear for all to see. Thus it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Deputy Speaker failed to acknowledge Senator Carty who was due to present and was ready. Further, it was highlighted that a Horse and Pony show is been ran so as to silence the Opposition.
In referencing what transpired, Hon. Marcella Liburd reiterated that the post of the Deputy Speaker requires the holder to behave professionally and such has not been the case at all. MP Liburd drew reference to the Budget debate of 2015, where she was denied the fundamental right to speak during the National Debate because of the simple fact that the MP for #8 caught the Deputy Speaker’s eye and was allowed to put forth an adjournment.
In light of this, The Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party have signalled that their Democratic rights shall not be stifled upon.