Leader of St. Kitts-Nevis Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas, heads to trial today to face questions of allegiance to Dominica

On the eve of the 2010 General Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, Former Prime Minister and now Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas, was adamant that Members of Parliament and those seeking political office must not hold dual-citizenship in contravention of the Constitution.

This ensued in current Deputy Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #5, Honourable Shawn Richards, and current Minister of Tourism et al, Honourable Lindsay Grant, renouncing their United States citizenship. On June 29 and June 30, 2009, Honourable Shawn Richards and Mr. Lindsay Grant travelled to the United States Embassy in Barbados.