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“Big Lice” dissatisfied with state of politics in St. Kitts-Nevis; says he struggles to see current political leaders as next Prime Minister


By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Social commentator Duncan “Big Lice” Wattley has expressed his dissatisfaction over the tripartite meeting held Monday (April 04) to decide the fate of the Team Unity Coalition following weeks of public disagreement.  

“My displeasure came because I thought that enough was said in public between both parties so the meeting was to bring a definitive solution or way forward…and to hear that the discussions were cordial makes me wonder what they talked about because we already know the dirty linens are out there but we have not gathered anything. There was a postponement of the meeting to next Thursday. 

This thing is urgent…a whole week to pass. I feel it is a burden on the country and I thought that as big men they would decide if Unity can work, and why, or if Unity cannot work and let us go back to the polls.”

In an interview on Friday, April 08, “Big Lice” told WINN FM that the only solution to this current situation is an election.

“Judging from what I’ve heard, the only thing that can save this Federation is to have fresh elections. Even if you say change leadership, it won’t work because they are fighting against each other,” he said. 

“Big Lice” expressed his lack of confidence in that of the Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris but said he does not see anyone else fit for Prime Ministership.

“I could be wrong but the two individuals that I thought would have been the ideal person or persons would have been Shawn Richards and Mark Brantley but both of them, right now, are failing us. 

Dr. Terrence Drew as the Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, even though he is young, he now must demonstrate that he wants to be a leader. I think he is still walking in the shadows of Dr. Denzil Douglas and that is hurting him so I can’t say who is the best. I can say who is not the best…we need to get rid of Dr. Timothy Harris and Dr. Denzil Douglas. We do not want to see them back in office again.”

The meeting held Monday with Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn Richards and Premier Hon. Mark Brantley was described as being frank but quite cordial. The Office of the Prime Minister said further discussions are to take place on Thursday, April 14, 2022. 

Richards and Brantley have said they favour discussions to determine the way forward for Team Unity. 



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