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Lindsay Grant remains confident of another “unity” government for St. Kitts and Nevis

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Lindsay Grant of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) continues to maintain that the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis can operate under a “Unity” or coalition government following the next elections. 

Mr. Grant, who serves as Deputy Leader of PAM, made that comment on Tuesday, June 07 while appearing on “The Movement”, a radio talk show on WINN FM sponsored by PAM. 

“I believe that unity is still the best thing for St. Kitts and Nevis, and why do I say that? Because when we came in 2013 and we spoke about unity, the concept of it was a brilliant concept. It was a concept that we felt would have softened the political divide and the political diatribe that we so constantly feel and hear…,” Mr. Grant said. 

He added: “I have said on the political platform on numerous occasions that unity is like a marriage and not all marriages survive the turbulence of them but you try to work things out for the good of either party or both parties. It is not everything when you jump out in the first year and you shout “I’m in trouble!” but you stay inside behind closed doors and you try to work it out and if there comes a time that you’ve tried all manner of things and they can’t work, then you part ways.”

Mr. Grant alongside Shawn Richards and Jonel Powell of PAM, and Mark Brantley, Alexis Jeffers, and Eric Evelyn of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) were all removed from ministerial portfolios and fired from the Cabinet of the Team Unity Administration by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 

PAM and the members of the CCM have since declared their intention to work together and form an alliance should they assume office following the National Assembly Elections expected to be called in the coming weeks. 

“We have a very good working relationship with the CCM. They understand us and we understand them. They understand it may not necessarily be equality but it is equity and I think once parties understand that then we are much better off…

We need to find a formula that works, not one that works for today but a formula that can transcend history and be there for future generations…we have had during the last seven years an excellent working relationship with Mark Brantley and we feel once the victory comes and when the victory comes, the relations will be even better and stronger going forward.”

MAKANA FERRY SCHEDULE

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