Holness Urges Caricom Intervention on St. Kitts and Nevis Election

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 18:45

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Andrew Holness, is today standing with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad Bissasar, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, and Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, in raising questions as to the conduct of the just concluded elections in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Mr. Holness stated that CARICOM needs to get involved urgently to head off what could be a divisive and traumatic election controversy, due to the actions of the Election Supervisor, who has reportedly halted the counting of ballots without explanation.

He added that the region must seek to ensure that the democratic process is maintained and that the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis retain their right to the conduct of free and fair elections.

The Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, alongside two Caribbean Leaders, also extended congratulations to the presumptive winner and leader of Team Unity, Dr. Timothy Harris and Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory, who are part of an alliance between the Peoples Labour Party, Peoples Action Movement and Concerned Citizens Movement.

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