Basseterre, St. Kitts- Speaking this week Tuesday (July 23rd 2013) on his weekly talk show, ‘Ask the PM’, Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas admitted to spoiling Dr. Timothy Harris while he was a Minister of Government and a member of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP).
In regards to recent actions/decisions and comments made by Hon. Harris, Prime Minister Douglas stated that his behaviour is as a result of the over-the-top treatment he received while a member of SKNLP.
“Maybe really, we spoilt him, I think that we did,” said Dr. Douglas.
Reminiscing, the Prime Minister told the nation, “I remember having to fight people like Dwyer Astaphan in my Cabinet to maintain Timothy Harris as a Minister of Government receiving full salary while he went off island to Canada to pursue is PhD.”
He added, “…I was told it was going to come back to haunt me, I treated Timothy like a son, if not a very young brother.”
The Prime Minister informed the public of his personal visits made to Constituency number 7, in Timothy’s absence. “Every single Saturday… We walked the pavements, alley to alley, street to street, making sure that the people were aware that, I Denzil Llewellyn Douglas was here in the absence of Timothy Harris to represent them. I visited every single Saturday and Sunday for the time he was away studying, receiving full salary.”
“It would appear as if this obsession that Timothy Harris has to become the Prime Minister is really false belief that he is divinely ordained by God to become the Prime Minister. This is really a crazy, crazy situation. Without going through what the procedures and processes dictated by our constitution speak to, someone would just hand over to him because he is Timothy Harris,” said Dr. Douglas.
In conclusion he stated, “Power comes not from man, but power come from God and I will continue to do what I have to do as long as god gives me strength, breath and guidance. I will continue to do what I have to do despite these tribulations.”