By Staff Writer
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Leader of the St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Dr. Terrence Drew stood in silent protest outside Government Headquarters on Church Street, Basseterre, on Wednesday morning, January 12, 2022, with a placard, to protest alleged actions of the Minister of Tourism Honourable Lindsay Grant.
Dr. Drew intensified his demand for Minister Grant to resign following the release of a video allegedly filmed over the past weekend at the ‘Las Lap’ bar in Bird Rock that went viral in the Federation showing an interaction between Minister Grant and police officers.
WINN FM News Team was at the scene capturing the details of the silent protest and interviewed Dr. Drew.
Dr. Drew who took over the leadership of the Labour Party in November 2021 said he decided to protest on his own to prevent groups gathering and the potential of spreading COVID-19 amongst his supporters.
“I have not called the people out to support, I did that on purpose. We are under the COVID 19 protocols, we see an increase in cases and I am going to be responsible, I wouldn’t want people to gather and this would become a super spreader event,” Dr. Drew said.
Dr. Drew’s protest followed a written statement issued on Tuesday (January 11) by the Labour Party asking Minister Grant to immediately resign.
Dr. Drew continued: “we are going to pressure the government to do what is right. If they were to act and Mr. Grant resigns it will send a strong message.”
The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force have not informed our News Team whether any laws were broken during the interaction between Minister Grant and police officers. Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy told WINN FM on Monday that a review of the on-duty officer’s report had yet to be completed.
Minister Grant, in his January 11 statement in response to the incident ( https://www.winnmediaskn.com/lindsay-grant-issues-statement-on-widely-circulated-video/ ), encouraged the police to “gather all the evidence to investigate the full context of the matter.”
The Police, on Wednesday, January 12, via a statement, confirmed that an investigation into the matter has been launched.