|BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, – Monday’s sitting of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly highlighted the continued ability of the Denzil L. Douglas Labour Party Administration to use its majority in the law making body to defeat attempts by the opposition to derail the introduction of several Bills and also the government.
The defeat of the opposition by the government side also highlighted the disunity, a confusion and lack of leadership in the Parliamentary Opposition led by the Hon. Mark Brantley, who was conspicuously absent, with some voting “I”, others voting "no", while others indicated they were "not participating" in response to the question of “those in favour” and “ those against” posed by the Speaker.
Government Minister, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt was also absent from Monday’s sitting.
During the presentation of the first Bill, “The Provisional Collection of Revenue Bill, 2014,” the opposition failed to prevent its introduction and first reading by ...