Stalemate in St. Kitts and Nevis

Posted by admin on July 21, 2013 in world news

Premier Vance Amory (File Photo)

Premier Vance Amory (File Photo)

Premier Vance Amory says the political stalemate in St. Kitts is having an adverse effect on his administration in Nevis.

Amory is among six opposition legislators who have filed a motion of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas.

The motion filed in December last year has not yet been heard with the government insisting that it is keeping with its agenda for the Parliament in keeping with the constitution of the twin-island federation.

The opposition, which recently withdrew a motion filed in the High Court in a bid to get the no confidence motion debated, has now indicated that it will not be attending meetings of the Parliament until the motion is debated.

Amory told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the opposition did not make an error in withdrawing the matter from the court, adding “I think our challenge was how do we get the Speaker of the House, how do we get the government side to respond to placing the motion on the Order Paper so that it can be debated

“In our view we thought that the court as an arbiter of matters of law…ought to have been enlisted to deal with this matter. The court clearly did not respond as quickly as we would have liked and it appeared that it would not have expedited its response, so we felt then that since the Speaker and the Prime Minister have been saying that is a deterrent to their placing the matter on the Order Paper, we withdraw it from the court because the issue was how can we expedite the motion coming before the house, debated, voted on and get on with the business of government”.

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