The ongoing political drama in St Kitts and Nevis continues to fester.
The Governor General has cleared the air on the question of whether he has the constitutional right to remove the sitting Prime Minister and appoint another.
He does not, he informed People’s Action Movement and Concerned Citizens Movement based on their request.
The move now being awaited is how soon the Motion of No Confidence initiated by these two partners of the Team Unity Coalition will be heard, or even if it will actually be heard.
That is the focus of the debate on local radio stations in Basseterre, with the latest British Virgin Islnad motion of no confidence used as an example for the arguments.
Speaking on Freedom FM, this is what Dr. Patrick Martin had to say:
“The motion of no confidence in the government was filed, debated and approved in one day, so the new speaker of the BVI House of Assembly is not messing around, no dithering, no delay. And there was no requirement, there is no requirement in the BVI Constitution or the law for a motion of no confidence by Her Majesty’s loyal opposition. Subject to the position of this act, and the standing orders of the National Assembly, this is our act now, any member may introduce any bill or propose any motion for debate, in or may petition or present any petition to the National Assembly. And the same shall be debated and disposed of according to the standing order of the National Assembly.”
More on OSAR’s Monday newscast HERE