Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism in the previous PAM Administration, Mr. Michael Powell, has threatened law enforcement officers, their families and their children.
“I say to our law abiding police officers and to the decent people who are in what we call the army. Be careful, be careful, do not shed one drop of Christian blood in this country on behalf of Douglas because if you do that, all hell will break loose in this country and let me give you all a serious warning,” said Powell, during “Straight Talk,” a talk show he hosts on Sugar City FM on Tuesday 18 March, 2014.
Powell, who was sacked from the PAM Cabinet by Prime Minister Simmonds on April 1st 1992, warned during the programme: “Let me tell you all something you know. We know who you all are. You got target list, we got target list as well. We know who you are. We know your names. We know where you live; we know where your family lives. Those of you who got kids going to school, we know where they are.”
Mr. Powell, now a supporter of Dr. Timothy Harris’ PAM/PLP alliance on St. Kitts told listeners: “Do not allow Douglas to put you in trouble. Let them know that we also have brothers and sisters so when you take one out, you gon can’t take all of us out.”
Powell formed the United Peoples Party (UPP) to challenge PAM in the 1995 General Elections. That election saw the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, headed by the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, winning 7 of the 8 seats on St. Kitts and 7 of the 11 seats federally, to form the new government.