Dr. Drew was a candidate for the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party in the last General Elections in the federation. Writing on his Facebook page, Dr. Drew labeled the article in the online media website as “lies and deception”.
One of the primary allegations was that the medical practitioner had abandoned the job at the JNF following the February 16 polls. Dr. Drew responded, “I did not abandon any job; the laws ask that a candidate resign before an election. This, they should know.”
Responding to other allegations that suggested a refusal to return to work, Dr. Drew wrote, “If Eugene Hamilton (Min. of Health) wants me, I am just a phone call away. This is about service, not a job.”
He indicated also that he had several meetings with Ministry of Health officials, but as yet he has not heard or know of any decision taken by the Ministry. “I am yet to confirm that they want to take some sort of action, as all communication is saved, these could also be revealed if needs be,” Dr. Drew wrote.
The offending article has been removed from the website, but speaking on Freedom FM’s ‘Issues St. Kitts-Nevis’ on August 10, Dr. Drew hinted at possible legal action on the horizon, when he said, “The information here is so obviously false, and that is why they took down the article so quickly. They sent it viral, and when I responded very quickly… they retracted in taking it down. However, I have it saved. I would find out who wrote this, and they would understand the responsibilities that they would have to bear for doing something like this.”
Speaking about his medical background and his qualifications, Dr. Drew stated, “To see these people trying to smear my name, that really got me. I worked hard for these achievements, and these people are not just going to pull my name through the mud… To hear these people trying to smear my name because I want to contribute really is disgusting, and I am telling them, they are not going to get away with it.”