Statement that crime is being ‘supported by people in politics’ concerns PM Douglas

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas during his “Ask the Prime Minister” radio programme

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 18TH 2011 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has expressed concern of alleged deliberate political encouragement in criminal activity to disrupt the peace and tranquility of the twin-island Federation.

“Crime is being supported by people in politics to disrupt the country. I get that information from direct underground sources,” a well-know male caller informed Prime Minister Douglas and the Nation during the weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”

“I wish to God Almighty that the caller is wrong, that there is deliberate political sabotage and that there is deliberate political encouragement of criminal activity in order to create sabotage. I hope to God that this is not the picture that the caller has given a moment ago,” Prime Minister Douglas responded.

The St. Kitts and Nevis leader made a passionate appeal to the citizens and residents “not to become side tracked, not to become so much engaged in attempting to contend for political office that one would wish to revert to violence.”

“It cannot bring any good. It can only lead to destruction and so I hope to God that our caller is wrong,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

Dr. Douglas recently disclosed that former Minister of National Security Mr. Dwyer Astaphan had brought to the Cabinet draft legislation to legalize marijuana.

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