Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has announced that he has advised Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence to dissolve the twin-island federation’s Parliament.
The move came after the country’s National Assembly’s proclamation that realigned the constituency boundaries of the country. Douglas said the proclamation was approved by a resolution of the National Assembly during an emergency session of Parliament.
The dissolution of Parliament means that general elections will soon follow.
“The date of the general election in St Christopher and Nevis shall therefore be announced at a later date,” Douglas said in a statement released this weekend.
Douglas has served as the country’s Prime Minister since 1995. He is currently serving his fourth term, the longest-serving head of government in the hemisphere.
Douglas’ Labour Party’s most recent victory was in 2010.