Archibald – who has been openly critical of Dr. Douglas and his leadership – continued along the same vein and gave a number of examples in support of his view that the political leader of the country is uncaring of its habitants.
“Dr. Douglas is not even a true Kittitian…A true Kittitian would love his St. Kitts people. A true Kittitian would do everything in his power to defend and protect his fellow Kittitians…” Archibald opined, noting that many decisions which Dr. Douglas have made, he made not with Kittitians’ best interest at heart.
Making reference to the Christophe Harbour development taking place at the South East Peninsula, Archibald suggested that rather than seek strangers to develop the area, Kittitians could have developed the area themselves.
The historian also made reference to the ongoing Beacon Heights project and according to him, “The Prime Minister took people’s money from Social Security, millions of dollars to build houses at Beacon Heights for outsiders to come and live in…the money that is building the houses there is Social Security money. Who pays Social Security? Poor people who work! Now, if Douglas loved poor people, (do) you think that’s the use he could make of poor people’s money? Don’t you think if he were building houses, he would be building houses for poor people, St. Kitts people who can’t get houses to live in…”
Archibald also made reference to Kittitian Hill noting the people of St. Pauls “Have to look up at this foreign investment taking place before their very eyes”. He questioned, “What is in Kittitian Hill for the people of St. Pauls?…What are they going to get? They are going to get jobs; jobs to work in the garden, jobs to work in the house, jobs to work in the kitchen, because that is all Dr. Douglas has for us…”
Making reference to other instances, the outspoken teacher told the gathering that should Dr. Douglas continue affording investment opportunities to foreigners rather than Kittitians, Kittitians will soon find themselves “disinherited” from the land of their birth.
He further opined that Dr. Douglas’ interest is in “selling the people of St. Kitts”.
“We have a man here who is the reincarnation of the old slave traders…Dr. Douglas is selling our people to strangers as slaves. We are going to find ourselves in this country, disinherited in our own country if we leave it to Dr. Douglas.”
As a remedy to the ills he accused the Prime Minister of performing, Archibald suggested that the people of St. Kitts “take a stand” and suggested that a peaceful protest in the form of withdrawal of labour be effected in protest against the leadership of Dr. Denzil Douglas.
“Soon we are going to be inviting you to take a stand on behalf of your country because you are going to be your own saviours and you are going to have to take your country out of the hand of Dr. Douglas.”