As Deputy Leader of the SKNLP, the Party of Bradshaw, Southwell and France, I am proud and humbled to stand today in solidarity, along with my other colleagues, with the Leader of our great Party, the Rt Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas.
I am here today out of profound respect and high regard for Dr Douglas, first of all, as the kind-hearted and caring human being that he is and secondly, as an outstanding and accomplished leader of St Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean and the international community.
We stand in solidarity with Dr Douglas today as we did I on Wednesday this week at the Courthouse, even in his absence, when Justice Trevor Ward QC delivered a historic judgment in the “passport case” in favour of Dr Douglas.
Since February 2015 Timothy Harris and his regime have used every waking moment to attack,malign, besmirch and belittle Dr Douglas and every time he has proven to be resilient and irrepressible. So they took their vehement attack on Dr Douglas to the Court and brought not one but two cases against him in the same matter. They were hell-bent on removing him from the parliament and as the Parliamentary Representative of Constituency #6 even though the good people of #6 have voted overwhelmingly for him since1989.
On Wednesday of this week Timothy Harris and his regime suffered a devastating blow in the Court at great expense to the taxpayers of this country. Timothy Harris and his regime have wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on frivolous and vexatious court cases, generating fees for family and friends to satisfy this hatred, hostility and victimization of Dr Douglas.
But we in the SKNLP will continue to stand up, fight back, expose corruption and nepotism and object to and reject any attempt to abuse the court and trample on our democracy.
My colleagues and I are here today in full solidarity with Dr Douglas who was vindicated by the Court on Wednesday.
We will continue to stand up against the abusive, dictatorial, undemocratic and illegitimate actions of the Timothy Harris regime. It is the very least we can do as true patriots of this land.
Thank you for your kind attention.