STATEMENT BY RT HON DR DENZIL L DOUGLAS ON SHOOTING DEATH OF UK LABOUR MP

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Photo Caption: Leader of the Opposition, The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas

It is with great sadness that the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis along with myself join, yet again, the United Kingdom in mourning a tragic loss. Today, Jo Cox, a Member of Parliament described as “the rising star of the Opposition Labour Party” in the UK met a most ghastly demise in a West Yorkshire street in England.

In 2016, those most resistant to the concept of world peace are  increasing in numbers. Those who stand for justice, peace, and human rights are in short supply and under constant threat, especially those in the political arena as they are some of the most visible and easily targeted. It is a most painful truth to admit that the fight for world peace and togetherness must become, in fact, a genuine fight.

I extend on behalf of the Federal Parliamentary Opposition, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party as well as myself, heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Cox’s family, the members of the British Labour Party, and all of the UK as they mourn the loss of one of Britain’s bravest and finest.

May our thoughts and prayers be of some comfort during this the most trying of times.

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