St. Kitts – Nevis’ PM – Denzil Douglas
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
July 21, 2013
PAM Communications Unit
It is clear that the people of St. Kitts – Nevis are ready and willing to make the change that the country so badly needs but it is also obvious that the minority government of Dr. Denzil Douglas is plotting to steal the upcoming elections.
Central to that plot is the current scheme being hatched to change the electoral boundaries. However the full ploy also includes legislative maneuvers, use of the security forces, abuse of the electoral system, utilization of millions of SIDF and other government funds, full utilization of government state assets and employees, wholesale distribution of passports, fast-tracking residency and citizenship status to those not qualified, intimidation and violent tactics that are self-inflicted to win sympathy and against the opposition.
The opposition therefore recognizes that it has to be prepared for all eventualities and this is partly the reason the crusade of town hall meetings on the boundary changes, have been organized to begin this Monday 22nd July, at the Old Girls School, on Victoria Road, to help sensitize the public about the changes being contemplated.
These town hall meetings will help to expose the menu of changes that are primarily designed to affect the leader of the People’s Action Movement, (PAM) as well as the constituencies bordering the PAM’s Deputy Leader, Eugene Hamilton and leader of the newly formed People’s Labour Party, Dr. Timothy Harris.
The proposed changes to Sandy Point would actually eliminate that seat as it is presently configured, and would see the town being split at both ends; with one section being attached to Newton Ground and the other being tagged onto what is now the constituency Number 4, where former PAM leader, Lindsay Grant is the candidate.
This plan to cut Sandy Point in half would join the Crab Hill sector with (St. Paul’s Parish) Newton Ground and St. Paul’s Village, while the other half of Sandy Point – Cleverly Hill side, would be forced to join Constituency 4, all the way up to Challengers.
On the other side of the island, the government is plotting to take sections of the present Number Six constituency (Dieppe Bay, Parsons, and Saddlers) and tag these onto what is now Constituency Number Seven.
Therefore the new Constituency Number Six would run from Dieppe Bay to Tabernacle/Mansion.
The new Number Seven would run from Molineux/Phillips, Cayon, up to Keys.
St. Peters, North Frigate Bay, Half Moon will all form part of a new Constituency Number Eight.
Previous plans to change constituencies 2 and 3 have been shelved and are to remain as currently constituted, while Number One, East Basseterre may remain except for the cutting off of North Frigate Bay and half Moon Bay.
Changes over in Nevis are being planned with Cox/Cole Hill being tagged to the St. George seat, and Morning Star, Church Ground may also be shifted.
The people of St. Kitts and Nevis cannot allow these changes to take place. And according to some reports the Constituency Boundaries Commission is expected to meet this week when a draft report with these changes is anticipated.
Voters in St. Kitts must take action and this is why it is so crucial for them to attend these town hall meetings, to get the first hand information on the plot being put together by the illegal prime minister and his minority government. The town hall meetings will be held as follows:
*Monday 22nd July, Old Girls School, Victoria Road, Basseterre, 7:30pm
*Wednesday 24th July, Anglican Church Hall, Sandy Point, 7:30pm
*Monday 29th July, Cayon Community Centre, Cayon, 7:30pm