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ST KITTS & NEVIS | Condor "jumps ship," In full support of Douglas' SKNLP

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Politics
Featured Former deputy prime minister in the Denzil Douglas Administration, and current Ambassador to the United Nations in the Timothy Harris administration, Sam Condor. Former deputy prime minister in the Denzil Douglas Administration, and current Ambassador to the United Nations in the Timothy Harris administration, Sam Condor.
ST. KITTS & NEVIS, May 23, 2020 - In a move that some political pundits say might sound the death knell for the ruling Team Unity coalition, former deputy prime minister in the Denzil Douglas Administration, and current Ambassador to the United Nations in the Timothy Harris administration, Sam Condor,  has again switched sides, signalling his intention  to return to Douglas’s SKNLP party for the upcoming June 5 general elections.

The mercurial veteran politician announced his resignation as Ambassador with immediate effect at a press conference Thursday morning, telling the media that he is disappointed that “my dream of a better St. Kitts-Nevis has not been realised, by once idealistic colleagues.”

Condor lamented that the members of the Team Unity government, “in five short years, have forgotten why the unity construct and its agenda, appeal to so many of our people. Regrettably, they have failed to implement the good governance agenda that was our mantra of 2015,” said Condor.

Condor resigned as deputy prime minister from the former administration in January 2013 over disagreements with the Dr Douglas. He and Senior Minister in that Administration, Dr. Timothy Harris, who was fired from cabinet after objecting to the direction the SKNLP was headed, broke with the SKNLP to form the People's Labour Party (PLP) in June 2013.

The PLP teamed up with the People's Action Movement (PAM) and the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) to contest the 2015 election against the SKNLP. That coalition defeated the SKNKLP and Dr. Harris was chosen by the victorious representatives as the first among equals and sworn in as the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Condor  told reporters that “these good governance measures were deemed urgent and necessary, to strengthen our democracy and to end the vicious cycle of recrimination, hostility and tribalism, among our people.

“Unfortunately, we have not seen the focus necessary, to address this level of divineness in our society and, if anything, our society has become more divided now, than it has ever been.”

“I have concluded it is more prudent to be part of a movement, the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party that has shown contrition for its missteps and is prepared to censure itself. Honesty, humility and selfless service have always been my watchword, and I will never, never compromise them, for anything or anyone”.

Condor said that he was at peace with all his decisions “and, more importantly, I am at peace with my God”.

“I ask that every citizen do a similar sober soul searching, introspection and retrospection. I urge all to approach the coming poll with an open mind and seriously scrutinise every candidate and every party, (and) I employ you to make wise decisions for the future of the next generation and the country as a whole,” he adsvised.

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