Opposition Boycotts opening of Parliament

PMDouglas+NationalFlagB(ZIZ News) — Members of the Opposition boycotted the opening of the National Assembly, citing three reasons for their collective decision.

On Thursday morning, Leader of the opposing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and Former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, issued a statement claiming that “Very troubling developments of recent origin” led to their decision.

He said that “If left unchecked and unchallenged by the opposition in parliament,” such developments “will result in the rapid and complete degradation of the democratic standards and the good governance practices of our government and our parliament.”

The issues listed in the four page statement were the appointment of Deputy Governor General Tapley Seaton QC to deliver the throne speech, the closure of the electoral office in Basseterre and the alleged sacking of public servants without due authority.

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