PM Harris Rubbishes Claims That His Government Would Stop the Importation of Vehicles By Citizens

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 06, 2015 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has dismissed rumours that his Government will stop nationals from importing vehicles into the Federation.

Responding to a question posed by reporter at his monthly press conference on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Prime Minister Harris referred to the rumor as “a reflection of the maladjustment of the Opposition. The things that they say tell me that this is an Opposition in denial.”

Prime Minister Harris said that such a rumor is absurd.

“It has to be a mad man and a mad leadership to say to people that under Team Unity one will not be allowed to import cars.”

“There is no entity in St. Kitts and Nevis or outside, who will hold an administration of which I am a part of captive. None can. None will. I have not made that commitment as a leader and none in my Cabinet has.”

Affirming that his Government stands by the notion of a free market, Prime Minister Harris shared the view that he wants “every person who can get a car to get a car. Import or buy it locally if you can!”

Dr. Harris while reiterating the point that the rumor was based solely on political mischief, indicated that vehicle ownership had grown tremendously throughout St. Kitts and Nevis and such a decision by the Government would be a backward step.


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