PM King made the announcement against the backdrop of heightened political campaigning by both major parties on the island.
Elections are constitutionally due no later than 6 March, 2012, which would push the poll into the three month extension period allowed by the constitution.
A BBC Caribbean report stated, however, the ruling party had hinted on more than one occasion that as a result of the Island’s recovery after hurricane Tomas, it would make use of the extension to have elections next year, much to the consternation of the opposition.
There have been reports of an upsurge of crime in the country and a record number of 15 murders for the year, prompting the ruling party to advocate the resumption of hanging.
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a Caribbeannewsnow release)