Timothy Harris fails to condemn tire slashing incident in his constituency
Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) — Sacked government minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris is seeking to disassociate himself from the recent malicious attacks against SKNLP members whose tires were slashed and a Labour supporter attacked and injured during a week of activities in Constituency #7 recently.
ZIZ News reports that while Dr. Timothy Harris did not actually come right out and deny involvement in or knowledge of the tire slashings in a rhetoric filled press statement issued late Saturday night, he did accuse both the prime minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and his Constituency 7 opponent, Dr. Vance Gilbert, of attempting to link him to the incident and of distracting and deceiving the public.
Dr. Harris has not condemned the incidents, in which one of his close associates, Alston Williams has been arrested and charged following an attack on a Labour Party supporter.
Dr. Harris went on to say that Dr. Douglas should not be talking about the matter as it is before the court and is accusing opposition coalition members of being involved.
ZIZ news stated that the opposition coalition, led by Dr. Timothy Harris, has grown increasingly bold and aggressive in recent times.
Just last week, deposed People’s Action Movement (PAM) Leader, Lindsay Grant, was witnessed by scores of people in Independence Square stalking and harassing the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Hon. Curtis Martin, in the presence of his young child.
Mr. Grant, an attorney, is well known for his erratic and questionable public displays. So disturbing were the antics of Mr. Grant and the coalition members who supported him, and so loud the public outcry condemning their behaviour, that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force officials issued a statement reminding the public of the penalties associated with stalking, public and verbal harassment.
Dr. Harris, who has attempted to portray himself in the regional media as a politically mature, reasonable and responsible man, also used his statement to make a shamefully juvenile and personal cheap shot at Prime Minister Douglas saying that it was “regrettable that a leader at [Douglas’| age of retirement physically and mentally could never reach the stature of a statesman.”
An SKNLP official, who asked to remain anonymous, said that this unfortunate and immature personal attack on Dr. Douglas clearly contradicted Harris’ poorly crafted public persona and exposed the true nature of the man.