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St Kitts & Nevis PM sacks 6 Cabinet Ministers; Dissolves Parliament

- sacks PM Shawn K. Richards in favour of Eugene Hamilton
Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr the Hon Timothy S. Harris has sacked six cabinet members and has asked Governor-General Sir Samuel W. Tapley Seaton QC to dissolve the parliament in preparation for fresh elections. Photo: Caribbean National Weekly
The Governor-General of St Kitts and Nevis has been asked to remove Shawn K. Richards as Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Antigua Newsroom
The Governor-General of St Kitts and Nevis has been asked to remove Shawn K. Richards as Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Antigua Newsroom
Hon Eugene Hamilton is to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis. Photo: St Kitts & Nevis Observer
Hon Eugene Hamilton is to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis. Photo: St Kitts & Nevis Observer
BASSETERRE, St Kitts & Nevis, WI- Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr the Hon Timothy S. Harris has sacked six cabinet members and has asked Governor-General Sir Samuel W. Tapley Seaton QC to dissolve the parliament in preparation for fresh elections.

Deputy PM Shawn K. Richards out!

Dr Harris in a National Address today, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, disclosed that Deputy Prime Minister Shawn K. Richards has not attended cabinet for 91 days while none of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) representatives and only one of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) representatives have attended any meeting of the cabinet in recent weeks.

“While others neglected their duty, and fail to attend cabinet meetings I must commend the members of the cabinet who continue to show great respect for the institution of the Cabinet and for giving yeoman service to their country. We have been focused on delivering for you,” St Kitts & Nevis Observer quoted PM Harris.

Dr Harris said he had listened to the citizens and residents lament about this “irresponsible and flagrant disregard for their sworn duty to the Cabinet and by extension our people.”

“The current situation cannot continue…Throughout this process, I have been reasonable but resolute in my commitment to ensuring that the government was delivering for you. It is for this reason that I have taken the difficult but necessary step to remove from their position those who have shown a disinterest in their duties.

“I have asked his excellency to reassign their portfolios to members who are willing and able to deliver for you.”

New Deputy Prime Minister to be appointed

Dr Harris said he asked the Governor-General to remove Richards as Deputy Prime Minister and appoint Eugene Hamilton to the office.

“The Honourable Hamilton has been steadfast and responsible in discharging his duties as a minister of the Prortfolis assigned to him.

“I have asked his excellency to revoke the appointments of other Ministers who have thought it fit to disrespect the sacred trust the People of St Kitts and Nevis placed in the government following the successful election of 2020.”

5 Ministers fired

He added that Mark Brantley, Jonel Powell, Alexis Jeffers, Eric Evelyn, and Lindsay Grant have been stripped as ministers of government.

“Government must continue to function in the interest of the people.”

The Prime Minister said he also asked the GG to release the portfolios of these members that have been removed.

Wendy Phipps will assume the responsibility for tourism and transport including port. AG Byron will assume the responsibility for foreign affairs and aviation, education youth and sports. Akilah Byron Nisbett will have added the portfolio for culture. Agriculture, fisheries, marine resources and the environment will be now part of the Ministry of sustainable development.

PM Harris added that he also asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament effective May 10, 2022.

“I will advise you when general elections will be held,” PM Harris said.

14 Responses to “St Kitts & Nevis PM sacks 6 Cabinet Ministers; Dissolves Parliament”

  • voter (10/05/2022, 21:32) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    The bvi people need to go to the polls
    • Hmm (10/05/2022, 22:40) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      If I remember corrrectly, he has close ties to AF
    • The history of unity it's a failure.. (11/05/2022, 06:52) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
      By tomorrow we will know our fate from Britain...After contemplating If Britain gave us the opportunity to continue. This unity set up is going to fail...U cannot have one party with the two top position. Marlon should be deputy That's the only hope I'm seeing of am accountable and transparent I still think it will still need some Britain involvement in helping us to clean things up.....
  • woow (10/05/2022, 21:49) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    He's is just running and ducking out from answering questions about his wrong doing
  • flUffy (10/05/2022, 22:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh gosh man!!! DEM IS SOME BIG CROCUS SACK TIMOTHY HARRIS LIFT UP AND REST BACK DOWN DEH???? I HOPE HE GOT A TAR BARREL FOR HE SELF
  • Decisions (10/05/2022, 22:40) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
    Mr. Harris is a true leader for his country and not an accused drug smuggler like the BVI's former leader.
  • one eye (10/05/2022, 23:49) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Essy win for labour
    • Guest (11/05/2022, 16:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The next one to be fired will be Timothy Harris. Wet your hand and wait.
  • Andrew mentor... (11/05/2022, 05:54) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bird of a feather....Power Hungry, greedy, controlling...Destructive...How could one man got this much power? That's what been independent beings,...BVI take warning..
  • Benjamin Gonzales (11/05/2022, 06:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope that this political decision will benefit the voters. https://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/the-british-virgin-islands/politics/
  • facts (11/05/2022, 07:42) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    They will be ok in st Kitts at least they are independent unlike bvi where the slave master must be the one to decide our faith
    • @facts (11/05/2022, 20:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You need to learn some facts, yea SK independant but who remains their head of state, who they still pledge allegiance to....strups
  • *Hmm (11/05/2022, 20:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Timothy a wutless snake!! When Dougie had get rid of him Shawn & de rest welcome him with open arms now look what he turn round & do all of them. That man for himself & he family he got in all high places. To hell with de ppl


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