May 30, 2020
The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party’s lawyer, Sylvester Anthony has written a letter to the Attorney General, Vincent Byron Jr. The letter asked the AG to put in writing their agreed proposal.
In the virtual sitting of the Court on May 29, 2020 parties made commitment “ to suspend the operation of the partial night curfews for three days, namely, June 4th, 5th and 6th 2020 to facilitate fair elections.”
The reason for this suspension is that the Emergency Laws as currently implemented would interfere with the rights to vote.
The letter stated “night curfews leading up to the Elections would be inconsistent with democratic principles and the practical operations of polling day activities…”
The letter accused PM Timothy Harris of making false statements on his Facebook page about the Order of the Court as read into the Court Record on May 29, 2020 by His Lordship Mr. Justice Trevor Ward QC.
In his Facebook post, Harris said that “The State of Emergency instituted in response to COVID-19 is to remain in place and the borders are to remain closed. This is the ruling given on May 29, 2020 by The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the High Court of Justice, Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, St. Christopher Circuit”.
The letter further demanded that the meeting between the High command of the Police force and representatives of the political parties and the independent candidate take place today, Saturday May 30, 2020 at 11am.
This meeting is designed to decide the terms of equal access to airtime by all parties contesting the General Election by the State-owned ZBC Limited and the government.
How toxic and callous the Prime Minister has become as a matter of principle. This brand of leadership does not belong in a 21st Century modern democracy nor in our beloved Federation.
The people of St. Kitts and Nevis will reject this type of bad behavior and poor performance in government on Election Day.