Opposition Leader Douglas signs affidavit asking High Court judge to dismiss charges of citizenship

By:Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 24, 2018 – Former Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, will ask a High Court Judge on Monday 26th February, to dismiss the charges brought by the Attorney General that he is a citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

“In the affidavit that I have sworn, I have asked the court not only to dismiss the charges that have been brought by the Attorney General, but also with costs because they must pay for wasting the court’s time. They must pay my lawyers, who have been assembled in order to defend me in this matter,” said Dr. Douglas.

Dr. Douglas said the outcome of the case will enable the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) “to settle down and pursue a spirited election campaign to remove the dictatorship from this land led by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.

He said the actions of the government “is a concerted political plan and strategy to tarnish the image of his name put the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party in a bad light in order to present themselves in a better light.

“They have pursued this vendetta, which is a political red-herring by the Attorney General Vincent Byron and Prime Minister Timothy Harris. With all that is happening in St. Kitts and Nevis – the numerous murders in 2017 and continuing in 2018, the unsolved criminal cases, rapes – the large number of our women folk that are being raped almost nightly, yet, the Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Harris and his Attorney General, Vincent Byron, can find time to pursue what has been described as a political red- herring, wasting not only taxpayers’ money, but wasting as well the time of the court,” said Dr. Douglas.

“I do not hold dual citizenship, has never held dual citizenship, does not hold and never held citizenship of Dominica or any other country, except that of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Dr. Douglas said in a recent statement.

Dr. Douglas has been a Member of Parliament for St. Christopher 6 (Newton Ground to Harris’) since 1989, former Prime Minister for nearly 20 years and present Leader of the Opposition.

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