PAM Leader – Mr. Lindsay Grant
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
People’s Action Movement
January 16, 2010
Stinging criticism and widespread disgust over allegations of corruption, high cost of living and crime being leveled against the Labour Party have forced the Dr. Douglas-led Labour Party Government into reverse gear, as it continues with measures deemed by many as being very “oppressive”.
At the same time, the opposition People’s Action Movement, through its Leader Lindsay Grant, continues to highlight evidences of corruption demanding that Dr. Douglas tells the electorate the complete truth.
According to inside sources, Dr. Douglas and his Labour Party have been working feverishly to hide certain mistakes made by several Labour candidates and also by the Prime Minister himself. The Government source said that a number of irregularities occurred under the leadership of Dr. Douglas and they have triggered public backlashes.
The opposition Leader noted that voters should be cognizant in what the Prime Minister had reportedly been involved. Grant stressed that the Prime Minister should give voters an opportunity to have their fears removed, thus being able to make an informed decision.
He made reference to the US Bank Account in which he publicly levelled a series of allegations against Dr. Douglas at a political meeting his party recently held in Bank Street.
Commenting on what he said is a desperate ploy by the Labour Party to play unfairly, Grant said he and his party would like the Commissioner of Police to desist from allowing the Force to be part of Dr. Douglas’ scheme. He explained that permission would be given to his party for the holding of public meetings at specific venues; however, a day or two before he would be informed that the permit was revoked because permission was granted for the Labour Party to hold their meetings at the same venues.
“The police are playing cat and mouse with us and this should cease immediately. This para-military institution should not be politicized because the security forces have to protect all, irrespective of one’s political affiliation,” he said.
Grant declared that despite the actions of the police, he and his party would continue to seek permission to hold their meetings. He added that when elected, his party would certainly address a number of burning issues affecting the police.
Grant also called on the Labour Administration to recognize and demonstrate equality to opposition parties, stressing that on January 26th the Labour Party would form the opposition.