ST KITTS – PM says there are no cracks in his coalition

(CNS) – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has dismissed any notion of disunity within the ruling coalition Team Unity government saying that when the next general election is called the electorate will have a choice of choosing between his administration and the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP).

Addressing the second annual convention of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) – one of three political parties that form the coalition – Harris told supporters that the party remains a part of an even stronger Team Unity movement.

“This means we are not alone. We are a vibrant part of a larger, wider and more people-centred movement designed to bring and preserve our people’s dignity through, commitment to those pillars that create a noble nation,” he told supporters over the weekend.

In the 2015 general elections, the coalition won seven of the 11 seats, defeating the then incumbent SKNLP government of Dr Denzil Douglas, who was seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term in office.

“When the elections are called there will basically only be two choices, there is never a third party choice, never will be. In Caribbean politics and small states like ours, you see what happened in Antigua with third party?

“In the end, the people will choose. They will either continue with unity or the go back to Douglas,” Harris said, adding that “that is the nature of the politics…culture understands that and every one of us here, must understand that.”

Harris, who was re-elected to the top position in the party, described the PLP as a “grassroots organization that was created by and for the people.”

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