Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 28th 2015 Contents BASSETERRE---Former prime minister Dr Denzil
Douglas Thursday blamed acts of sabotage for the
defeat of his St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP)
in the February 16 general election.
Dr Douglas in his first news conference since
Team Unity, an amalgam of three political
parties won seven of the 11 seats at
stake in the general election, said that
the sabotage had also extended to the
flights carrying SKNLP supporters
back to the twin island Federation to cast their bal-
The former prime minister told reporters that the
St Kitts-Nevis constitution permits nationals residing
overseas to return home to vote and that all political
parties had encouraged their overseas supporters to
do so in the past.
"The 2015 election was no exception," he said,
noting that while every single plane bringing sup-
porters of Team Unity had arrived here with no
complications, "a series of highly concerning and
downright creepy developments repeatedly botched
the arrival of our planes."
He said passenger lists changed "mysteriously
and repeatedly right before the eyes of Labour sup-
porters as they were waiting to board various flights
"Pre-arranged, pre-approved, and completely
agreed upon stops disappeared from planes sched-
ules. Pilots at overseas airports were indicating to
us that they had been denied landing rights for var-
ious places while those places were indicating to us
directly that there were no problems whatsoever,
and that the flights in question had, most certainly,
been cleared to land."
He said that the apartment of a key party individual
had been broken into and his computer stolen.
"As though this was not enough, a bomb scare
was actually called in on one of the flights on which
our people were scheduled to travel," he said, referring
the incidents to the "dirty tricks" surrounding the
Watergate break-ins in 1972 Presidential elections
in the United States.
"I can say, without fear of contradiction, that had
our flights, as well, been able to land, the St Kitts-
Nevis Labour Party would now be continuing the
tremendous work which has made St Kitts-Nevis
the bright spot of the region.
Dr Douglas, who was seeking to become the first
regional head of government to win five consecutive
general elections, said that he was also perturbed
at developments occurring in the twin island Fed-
eration following the election results.
ROSEAU---The Ministry of Health says the
chikungunya epidemic on the island officially
ended on January 23.
The declaration is based on World Health
Organisation (WHO), recommendation that the
end of a disease outbreak in a country can be
declared over---once two maximum incubation
periods have passed and no new cases have been
"The incubation period for chikungunya ranges
from 1--12 days...the last clinically diagnosed case
of ChikV in Dominica was on December 28, 2014.
Since then 42 days (as of February 9), which is
more than twice the maximum incubation period,
have passed without a new case of chikungunya
being detected in the country," the Health Ministry
The disease had tremendous impact on Domini-
ca with 3,764 cases reported across the island
and 173 cases confirmed by laboratory testing.
One hundred and eleven persons were hospi-
talised during the epidemic.
The first confirmed reported case of the disease
was in Dominica came from an individual who
travelled from St Martin.
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