Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and National Leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas used his time on national radio today, August 8th 2018 to dispel rumours being circulated which seek to involve him in a matter concerning drugs that have reportedly gone missing from the Basseterre Police Station’s evidence room.
During his presentation on the “Issues” talk programme on Freedom Radio, Dr. Douglas stated that he is not involved in any incident where evidence is missing or was stolen, noting that this is another lie being peddled by the mouthpieces of Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris to misguide the people of the country.
“Let it be known that Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has never paid [and] is not involved in the payment of anyone to break into any showroom, under the secured supervision of the police, in the police station.”
The allegation was made on social media recently by a fake propaganda page created by a supporter of Prime Minister Timothy Harris.
To this, Dr. Douglas said, “When social media characters can openly say that drugs were stolen from the exhibit room where they are locked down and made certain statements that other police officers have been involved in this theft of drugs on hold by the police for a further trial in the future, then you must understand the severity, the depth and the width of the crisis that we have in our police force, in the Ministry of National Security and in our country on a whole.”
He continued, “When characters who speak for the Prime Minister have spoken on this matter and have made threats and giving ultimatums to our Commissioner of Police himself, and go as far as naming persons to be involved in this criminal activity, within the heart and the centre of our police force, the heart and the centre of our national security, then you’ll understand that this trend of murder and criminal activity, theft and molestation of our children and females continue unabated under this present regime.”
The Opposition Leader continued to note that crime in St. Kitts and Nevis is out of control, adding that the Police Force is going through an internal crisis and it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
“Our police force is in crisis and needs to be attended too immediately. National security has descended into a deep crisis under the Timothy Harris-led government.”