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Dr. Drew questions status of Team Unity Cabinet, calls for new election

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party Dr. Terrence Drew has raised questions about the status of the Cabinet of the Team Unity Administration following the public spat by key members of Team Unity weeks ago and allegations subsequently made that the Cabinet is not active. 

Dr. Drew told WINN FM that he is concerned that the Cabinet may not be meeting regularly and called upon Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris to address the allegations.

“I am calling on the Prime Minister, who is head of Cabinet, to report to the country as to whether or not the Cabinet is meeting; that it is meeting regularly; that it is being properly managed. We see that within the Cabinet, members of the coalition are obviously and publicly going at each other. I am not getting into that. What I am really concerned about is whether or not the Cabinet is functioning for the benefit of the people of St Kitts and Nevis.”

The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party leader says this matter calls for fresh elections in the country. 

“The Prime Minister needs to do the honourbale thing and go back to the people and ask for a fresh mandate so that we can have a Cabinet that would respond to the needs of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

Calls to Prime Minister Harris’ phone went unanswered at the time of writing. 

On Sunday, March 13, at a convention hosted by the People’s Action Movement, a coalition partner within Team Unity, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn Richards and Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley took Prime Minister Harris to task for allegations that he is seeking to serve a third term as Prime Minister which they say goes contrary to an agreement signed between the coalition partners prior to assuming office in 2015.

Prime Minister Harris has since dismissed the claims that he is seeking a third term.

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