The public meetings have as a predominant focus, Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, his style of leadership and the need to have removed from office in an effort to save the country form further indebtedness and further peril.
In an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, Archibald explained that the federation, in its present stage, is filled with individuals who are hungry for information, education and “people want to know what is the hope of their future”.
“You have people who were jumping up a year ago, for Labour, because they were mesmerized and they were deceived. Now that the hardships of life under Douglas is affecting, I believe that they also are listening, looking for hope, looking for alternatives…”
He opined that the meetings are “changing the culture” in the federation especially because they inform of “what we are advocating for the country, what we are prescribing for the country and I believe that it will win support among the people and I believe that it will galvanise interest…”
The historian, educator and social activist, while speaking at the more recent of the meetings, called upon specific Members of Parliament to join their forces and form what he describes as a “Unity Government”. The call was made to Eugene Hamilton, Shawn Richards, Vance Amory, Mark Brantley and Cabinet members, Sam Condor and Timothy Harris.
He explained to MiyVue.com that Kittitians are not the only ones with vested interest in the governing of the Federation but Nevisians have just as much interest.
“Whatever Dr. Douglas does in St. Kitts impacts on Nevis as we can see from the recent problem with the sharing of the VAT money and therefore, Douglas is a common enemy of both St. Kitts and Nevis and if the people of the constituencies would call upon their representatives to go above party and put the country first, I believe that great things can be done in this country.”
Archibald said the Operation Rescue meetings should not be discarded as mere rhetoric but should be attended and if they are unable to attend, they should be listened to via radio and or internet. He noted that by listening, people can glean what they will, better educate themselves about their land and make more informed decisions.
While he indicated that he is not in any position to give a specific date for the 3rd Operation Rescue meeting, he promised that one will be held “soon”.