BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 10, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, believes the landmark ruling by the High Court in the “Motion of No Confidence cases” are of significant importance not only for the democracy of St. Kitts and Nevis, but for the wider Caribbean region as well.
Reacting to the judgment handed down by Resident Judge, Her Ladyship the Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns on Tuesday, 7th November 2017, in which she comprehensively found in favour of the six claimants in the “Motion of No Confidence cases,” the Honourable Prime Minister described the verdict as a tremendous victory “which, I think, would become the example throughout the rest of the Caribbean as to how Governments ought to treat motions of no confidence. We feel a sense of vindication. It is a big day for democracy in St. Kitts and Nevis, and it represents, in my view, a repudiation to the policies of the Douglas administration.”
Justice Lanns presided over the trial on Thursday, 6th April, 2017 of the two consolidated cases: namely, the first case brought by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Honourable Shawn Richards, Honourable Vance Amory, Honourable Sam Condor, and Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris in respect of a motion of no confidence lodged by the Honourable Mark Brantley on 11th December 2012; and the second case which was brought by Dr. Harris in respect of a motion of no confidence he lodged on 15th September 2014.