St. Kitts-Nevis’ Opposition shy away from good governance legislation with respect to term limits for Prime Minister

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 29, 2019(SKNVIBES)

On the second day of the debate on the historic Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis (Tenure of Office of Prime Minister) (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the National Assembly on November 29, Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley said the country will know conclusively where the Opposition stands on the matter of good governance.  “What we have here are people who continue to pay lip service to good governance.

The Team Unity-led administration identified amendments to the term limits for the holder of the Office of Prime Minister as a fundamental aspect of the good governance agenda which it continues to promote.Members of the Opposition have argued that the move to limit the tenure of the holder of the Office of Prime Minister should have been taken to the people by way of a referendum.Premier Brantley countered by saying many significant policy decisions.

 

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