Upon hearing of the court’s decision the Prime Minister remarked, “My Cabinet colleagues and I are very pleased to learn of today’s court ruling.”
He said that as a result of the court hearing his government will be able to continue the very important work already begun and on which the nation depends. “There is work to be done in this country; in fact important and pressing work. And my government for one will not be side-track from getting on with it,” stated Dr. Douglas.
He said all over the world there are those who specialize in building up and those who specialize in breaking down.
“In keeping with what has set the St. Kitts Labour Party apart, for almost a century now, is that my government will continue to maintain…the focus on the interest and the needs of the people of this country. And their needs are many,” stated the country’s leader.
“And we will not be distracted, we will not be distracted at all by those who see it as their …duty to distract us; to destabilize the nation and to make the people of this country feel emotionally unsettled in the land of their birth”, he said.
He said that he understands that February 14th 2013 has been set as the date for the hearing of the constitutional motion. “We will now move forward toward that date with the same sense of calm that we moved towards today’s hearing.”
He ended by promising that “In the meantime, as the duly elected government of this proud nation this Labour Government is focusing on one thing and one thing only…that is the very important work that we were elected to do.”
The injunction was applied for by Dr. Douglas’ colleague in the government and his Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Mr. Sam Condor along with the Leader of the Opposition People’s Action Movement, PAM, Mr. Shawn Richards.
Lawyer for PAM, Ms. Constance Mitcham explained however that the judge denied the application because all the parties to the injunction were not served the appropriate notice.
Now, the actual case to determine the validity and constitutionality of the arguments will begin on 14th February.