(ZIZ NEWS) — “Under this new UNITY Government, the rule of law is paramount and no one is above the law,” was the message of Government Minister, the Hon. Mark Brantley who used the social networking site, Facebook, to comment on Police Force’s recent drug bust.
Three men: Greg Williamson of Antigua, and Kenrick Simmonds and Tenielle Percival of St. Kitts, have been charged in relation to last week’s major drug bust at a beach in Conaree.
Making specific reference to Simmonds, who is the son of the country’s first Prime Minister, Rt. Excellent Hon. Sir Dr. Kennedy Simmonds, Brantley wrote “I see Labour/NRP (SKN Opposition Coalition) all over social media jumping with joy because the son of our former Prime Minister has been charged with an offence,” continuing “his guilt or innocence will ultimately be a matter for the court. To me, the real headline here however, is that under this new UNITY Government, the rule of law is paramount and no one is above the law. The security forces continue to get the fullest support from UNITY.”
The public relations arm for the tripartite coalition, Team UNITY, in a release issued on Tuesday, accused the opposing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party of making claims that “Simmonds was not going to be charged and his involvement in the case will be ignored.”
That release ends with the quote “It’s a new day in our country and law and order has once again become our priority.”