Prime Minister Harris Rubbishes Claims Of Discord In His Administration


Press Release

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 01, 2016 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has rubbished claims that his administration is rife with dysfunction and that there have been attempts made to strip him of his position as prime minister.

Speaking at his monthly press conference on June 29, 2016, Prime Minister Harris indicated the Opposition has initiated its propaganda machine with the aim of eroding confidence in the Government of National Unity.

“You are going to hear more from the propaganda machine. You will hear that there has been a conspiracy against Harris and that Harris has been given one month to go and someone else will take over,” said Dr. Harris.

Dismissing these statements as comments of the “bitter election losers,” Dr. Harris explained that the members of the Team Unity Administration formed “a team at work for the people,” adding that “whatever may have been our own personal issues, we have been able to subordinate those in the interests of the nation’s good that brought the team together.”

Dr. Harris indicated that the people of the Federation are not fooled. He expressed confidence that the electorate “will look beyond the noise, beyond the hypocrisy, of those who are opposing us [Government of National Unity] to the good we have done, and we have done such a fantastic job in such a short space of time.”

Thanking the members of the Cabinet, Prime Minister Harris said that his government’s commitment to the people of the Federation has never wavered. He asserted that the country will never have a reason “to regret that they, faced with a choice, chose Team Unity and gave the country an opportunity for reconciliation, for healing and for national unity.” This according to Dr. Harris, is a mandate that his team will never take for granted.