Basseterre, St. Kitts, 18th March, 2019 ( It should be a medical service welcomed by all citizens and embraced within the medical fraternity, but sadly, even an important piece of medical equipment, designed to help save lives, has become, and remains a major political football in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Unfortunately, this is a nation where nothing is spared from the unhelpful cross talk of partisan politics.

Actually, the greatest impediment to the progress of this small Caribbean state, is not its geographical size, population, lack of natural resources, economic power, or any of the normal socio-economic hindrances. No. It is its toxic ‘tribal’ partisan political culture.

St. Kitts and Nevis is a great nation. It has proven, time and time again, how successful it can become, despite its size and limited resources. But the citizenry fails to take stock of just how much more greatness is possible if it understood how to disagree over political ideology and policies and programs, rather than personalize their differences, driven by personalities and narrow minded party fidelity.

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