Parliamentarian Hamilton was at the time speaking in his constituency #8, at a Team Unity public meeting in Cayon, and reminded listeners of the acreage being used by the Government in a ‘land for debt swap’ involving the St.Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank, and accusing the prime minister of bad management of the country’s finances and the use of land to help resolve the national debt.
According to Hamilton, Team Unity would ensure that the land is restored to the people of Cayon.
“Where is your grandchild going to get land from in Cayon? Big people applying and you hear about its on file… that is one reason for Team Unity, to return the 400 acres of land to the people,” said Hamilton, who opined that the Cayon community was not pleased with the use of the land for debt settlement.
Hamilton, in his full campaign mood, also took a swing at his opponent in constituency #8, Dr. Terrence Drew, who, he said, was in agreement for the “selling of land in Ogees, Stapleton, to be sold for $64 000 a half acre”.
“If that is what my colleague (Drew) agrees to, why would you vote for him,” Hamilton asked.