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CARICOM leaders urged to 'do the right thing' in relation to St Kitts-Nevis
Published on March 11, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

St Kitts and Nevis opposition protestors

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (WINN) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government who began meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines at their current inter-sessional summit on Monday morning, are being told, in the words of St Kitts and Nevis opposition protesters, to do the right thing.

Opposition coalition Team Unity leaders Dr Timothy Harris and Shawn Richards have joined the opposition leader in Kingstown, St Vincent, Arnhim Eustace, in a bid to have the St Kitts and Nevis motion of no confidence stalemate put on the CARICOM agenda.

The three were among protesters who greeted the heads of government with placards as the leaders arrived at their summit venue in Kingstown.

WINN FM was able to speak to Richards, Harris and Eustace during the Monday morning protest.

“What is happening in St Kitts and Nevis is of course a threat to democracy,” Richards said.

The MP who heads Team Unity, Dr Harris, told WINN FM that if given an opportunity to address the heads he would urge them to “do the right thing”.

“They know that would is happening in St Kitts is obnoxious and is bad and is unacceptable and they ought to do the right thing,” Harris said.

Eustace has meanwhile accused CARICOM leaders of hypocrisy, pointing out that they are making statements on the situation in other countries including Venezuela and Ukraine while continuing to ignore the problem in Basseterre, where their colleague, Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, continues to govern even though he has lost the support of the majority of elected MPs.

Winn FM was able to reach CARICOM chairman Ralph Gonsalves who declined to comment, explaining at the time that the summit was just about to begin, and he had to engage in his chairmanship duties.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
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