(Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 5, 2013) The people of St. Kitts & Nevis are having a difficult time keeping track of the direction in which this country’s anti-Labour politicians are headed.
And it seems that – wherever they wish to go – they may lack the requisite skills set to get there.
Their handling of the Motion of No Confidence [MONC] is a case in point.
Introduced in December by Opposition Leader Mark Brantley, the Motion had to be repeatedly withdrawn and modified due to it not having been properly prepared.
Determined that it be heard without delay, however, the Opposition set out to do everything in their power to ensure speedy consideration of the measure in Parliament.
The best way to do this, they decided, would be to take the matter to Court. The only problem was that taking it to the Court made it impossible, under existing rules, for the Parliament to consider the motion.
In an attempt to speed things up, therefore, they brought them to a complete halt.
And now, after causing both their lawyers and the lawyers on the Government side to invest extraordinary amounts of time and money preparing for the court case, and with the Court now ready to consider the case, the Opposition has suddenly decided to abandon the effort.
Further confusing the public is the fact that Opposition Leader Mark Brantley had always been the Opposition member taking the public lead on the MONC.
Now, however, with Mr. Brantley’s MONC still very much in place, The Honorable Shawn Richards has jumped forward with his own MONC – reflecting, many believe, the concerns among PAM party elders that in recent times, PAM has been pushed farther and farther in the political background and that something needed to be done to give the party visibility.
PAM stalwarts lament that the party has been facilitating its own death by its recent promotion of marriage with the Concerned Citizens Movement, the Honorable Timothy Harris, and The Honorable Sam Condor.
At the same time, the clashing egos of Mark Brantley, Sean Richards, Timothy Harris, and Lindsay Grant continue to cause actions to be taken before being properly analyzed and paths to be pursued that defeat the intended purpose, all of which have caused the public to tire of the never-ending changes in direction and strategy.