Statement by Team UNITY on foolish utterances made by Dr. Denzil Douglas regarding recent landmark court decision on Motion of No Confidence

Unlike many right thinking citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis who has done so, Dr. Denzil Douglas either has not read the ruling of the learned Mr Justice Darshan Ramdhani  or he does not understand what he has read. If that is the case, he should call on his lawyers, Anthony Astaphan SC, Henry Browne QC and the high priced Peter Goldsmith, to explain it to him. 

Dr. Douglas well knows, or ought to know, that Mr Justice Darshan Ramdhani has carefully explained why the Speaker Curtis Martin cannot consider the matter to be sub-judice! 

And what of the Speaker? Dr. Douglas waits on the hearing of the substantive matter, but is he ordering the Speaker to wait too after the Court has removed the members of the Cabinet because it has interpreted the Constitution to say that it is Speaker, and only the Speaker, who determines what and when to put any matter on the Order Paper? 

While Dr. Douglas  lacks the validation of the majority of elected members in the Parliament under the Constitution to be Prime Minister, the Court has stated what the law is! That it is the constitutional duty and responsibility of the Speaker to table the Motion of No Confidence as a matter of priority! 

It is a complete falsehood for the illegitimate Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas the leader of the elected minority regime,  to say that it was in the judgment of the Court last week that the Court dismissed the Opposition’s application to withdraw their case, and that the Court made an order for the case to continue. The Case will continue if, and only if, the Speaker continues not to do the right thing! 

But it would seem that Dr. Douglas’ Counsel did not tell him that the Defendants Application to set aside the notice of discontinuance filed by the Claimants came on for Hearing in Chambers since in November last year, and that the Claimants, the Elected Majority in the National Assembly,  had agreed by consent to the Application of the Defendants to set aside the Notice of Discontinuance that had been resisted by the Speaker and the other Defendants so that the matter could be heard. This application had already been disposed of, Dr. Douglas! You did not know? 

His Lordship has said that he has explained the law. It cannot change. It will be no different. It is not necessary for him to hear the substantive matter unless Dr. Douglas wants to waste further time and taxpayers money to pay a plethora of high-priced Lawyers. The only reason to have the substantive matter heard is for the Court to embarrass the Speaker of the National Assembly by making the Declarations prayed for in the Originating Motion and granting the relief asked for!! 

Table the Motion or Resign and call the Elections …Now!!!

 

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