As election looms in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the public is becoming extremely uneasy about the movement of sizeable caches of weapons through our ports of entry in St. Kitts. A senior officer at Customs & Excise speaking under the condition of anonymity has reported that there has been a constant movement of illegal firearms into the country over the past three months. The senior officer gave a rough estimate of 85 sub-machine guns and a mixture of other lighter firearms.
Reports coming out of the Development Bank recently tell a chilling story of a plot to recruit and arm a band of criminals to suppress voter participation and to thwart the will of the people should the Opposition prevail in the upcoming elections. At least three times every week, both morning and afternoon, a group of prisoners as well as a gang of men from various parts of the country gather at the Development Bank to meet with Len Harris, brother of Prime Minister Timothy Harris, and General Manager of the Bank. One of the leaders of the gang is one Everette ‘Capital’ Allen. Capital has been recruiting certain criminal elements, mostly ex-convicts from a list given to Len Harris by his brother Denzil ‘Bull’ Harris, Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP). Capital has been empowered with many roof repair contracts in Newtown which he is using to employ and convey financing to his recruits.
Shortly after the appointment of Junie ‘Scrape’ Hodge as Superintendent of Prison, he was terminated in order to make way for Denzil ‘Bull’ Harris, the Prime Minister’s brother, to take over. Bull has been busy recruiting criminals most of whom he knows personally from their time spent at the prison. It is these ex-cons whom Len Harris and the Prime Minister are arming with weapons for the upcoming elections.
Elroy ‘Stannie’ Williams of Sandy Point who was recently executed by gunshot was a close friend and supporter of Hon. Shawn Richards. He was shot by a body guard of Prime Minister Timothy Harris. He was shot because he had stopped supporting Richards and was being vocal about his past criminal exploits that he was asked to do in support of Richards. Stannie’s execution was to prevent him from running his mouth and letting the truth out. Shawn Richards was challenged on public radio to attend the funeral of Stannie but when he did attend, he was surrounded by a band of men from the security forces. It was as if Richards expected something happen to him if he didn’t have the security forces around him.
Our country has been plunged into the abyss of dictatorship propped up using weapons to kill and subdue those who oppose the dictatorship.