Demonstration against Land Bill Wednesday

Two elderly social activists, Washington Archibald and Richard Caines are planning a two man demonstration on Wednesday (29th October) to march against the bill that was passed in parliament in September, vesting 1,200 acres of land to the St Kitts Nevis National Bank, in Exchange for debt owed to them by the government.

Archibald indicated on radio last week that they are preparing some placards and a booklet to expose what is behind this deal.

He also invited people to join them at Church Street on Wednesday morning as they are going to be carrying the banner for the freedom of the land.

Archibald was also very critical of the leadership shown by the opposition, stating that they should have stayed in the house and registered their vote against the bill so that the public could be encouraged by their leadership in doing whatever else is necessary to be done, to cause a reversal of that legislation.

He however indicated that it is not too late, stating that the opposition could now come forward and do some dynamic leadership and he called on Shawn Richards and Eugene Hamilton to motivate the people of their constituencies and take back the land earmarked for the swap. He urged them to assert themselves to show the government what they mean by sending a signal that they are willing to take possession of the land.


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