Basseterre, St Kitts, March 23, 2019 – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris’ EC$500 stipend is an part of his FFGS – False Feel Good Syndrome – aimed at hoodwinking the electorate for “a second term in hell.”
“I listened to Dr Harris at the Town Hall meeting in the village on Tuesday night and not even the last ounce of what’s left of the conscience in him could get him to honestly tell the country how many in his own constituency are receiving the $500 stipend,” said an individual who lives in St Christopher 7, the constituency that Dr Harris represents in the National Assembly.
“He (Harris) gave out the number of households of the three constituencies in Nevis and the households in each of the constituencies in St Kitts, but not his own constituency of number 7,” said the person who requested anonymity.
Following the first payment in December 2018, there were widespread reports of the politicization and unfairness in the distribution of monies under the Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP).
Reports as early as January 2018 indicated that three and four individuals from the same households in constituencies especially in East Basseterre and St Christopher 7 that prime minister Harris represents.
“I know of persons in some families who have received individual checks of $500 each and many of them are working steady well paid jobs earning well over $5,000 and $6,000 monthly.
The programme is really gimmicks and tricks to fool us into voting for him and after he gets the vote, he ends the programme,” said the person in the January 2019 media report.
The person said Harris’ plan to revamp the programme has been determined by the delay in calling the general elections, thus cutting down on the millions which he cannot afford to pay monthly. Harris will pay it in March, suspend it in May, and restart it in June with an early payout just before Music Festival, call the elections in June and stops it if he wins. Its all about his FFGS – False Feel Good Syndrome of gimmicks and tricks,” said the individual..
“The people of St Kitts-Nevis must avoid a Second Team Unity Term in Hell (STUTIH).”