RSS soldiers to placed on the streets of St. Kitts and Nevis as Special Constables
By: Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2018 – Some 35 soldiers and police officers from the Regional Security System (RSS) were being sworn in Thursday as Special Constables of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force amidst concern by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas that Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is abusing his position and authority and is seeking to use the RSS to buttress the local forces, which he has deliberately emasculated to assist him in his campaign of dictatorship and terror.
“This is particularly concerning especially at a time when he is actively contemplating calling general elections,” Dr. Douglas said in a letter on Wednesday to OECS Chairman, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
A third batch of the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) arrived here Wednesday afternoon. Two batches arrived at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Nearly 10 RSS personnel were received at the airport by the Police High Command on Wednesday.
“It is quite apparent from all that is taking place within the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force that the Prime Minister is seeking for political purposes by and large to dismantle the Force by discarding selected senior officers so as to install his acolytes,” said Dr. Douglas in the letter to Gonsalves.
Dr. Douglas noted that since Dr. Harris took office St. Kitts and Nevis “has felt a palpable shift away from our tradition of democracy towards dictatorship.”