By Ken Richards
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Senator Vynnette Frederick says St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas should protect his legacy by ensuring that a 20-month old motion of no confidence is tabled and debated in the Parliament.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Senator Vynette Frederick
Frederick of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in St Vincent and the Grenadines, was in the Federation for a youth conference organized by the opposition coalition Team Unity.
She told WINN FM’s The Bigger Picture that, after 19 years in office, Douglas should do the right thing in relation to the motion.
"Surely there must be a legacy there that people can look to, and it could not hurt for you to do what is right in law, what is morally right, and what is being sought after by the people of the nation. It can't hurt your legacy, regardless of what the outcome is... and this is from one young politician looking at... a politician whose accomplishments could fill textbooks," she said over the weekend.
"To my mind, to leave now or to descend into a... situation where the last thing I remember about you as a politician is the fact that you wanted to subvert, or appeared to want to subvert democracy, really is undermining your own legacy. I don't see the sense in it. I don't see the political sense in it, and it... leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Not just of the young people, but of people in general... it makes us question everything about what we think politics ought to be.
According to the Vincentian politician, Douglas and his administration continue to flout the constitution and parliamentary procedures and rules.
"You govern from a minority position. How do you expect that that can be permitted and accepted, if you're asking people to embrace their democratic right to change their mind?" Frederick asked.
"It just boggles my mind to think that 20 months has elapsed and... that there's no solution being offered. There's no debate, you're not even putting it on the Order Paper, it's not being tabled. Then is... Parliament a farce? What is happening there?" she said.
Republished with permission of West Indies News Network