Published 6 June 2018
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
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Hon. Patrice Nisbett tells Timothy Harris and Team Unity: “I am not for sale.” Will serve people on No. 11
Charlestown, Nevis, June 5, 2018 – The lone Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) parliamentarian in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Hon. Patrice Nisbett has categorically denied a Team Unity Government clandestine statement Tuesday that he intends to accept an offer to join that three-party coalition.
“The rumours which have recently surfaced and sped into circulation that I have been offered, and supposedly accepted a position or employment with the Team Unity government are false and malicious during this time when the country is calling for transparency in government at the highest level where representatives have lost their way in their pursuit of their personal advancement,” said Nisbett, the MP for Nevis 11.
In a statement, Nisbett, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs in the fourth Denzil Douglas Labour Cabinet said he has “never entered into discussions nor do I intend to entertain any discussions with emissaries or leaders of the Team Unity construct in respect of this matter, nor have I sought to negotiate with them or otherwise considered employment in any capacity with the present failing and embattled administration.”
He said he can only speculate that the baseless rumours, which have been circulated in some media avenues and on social media, were designed to create mischief and instability in the minds and hearts of the people, and in particular of his constituents, simply for political advantage under the cunning guise of extending olive branches and forming alliances in the interest of national unity.
“Let me make it clear once again, that I, Patrice Nisbett, as a man of integrity and honour, will continue to work for and serve only in the best interest of the people of this Federation and particularly of the people of Nevis and Nevis 11 who have charged me, as their parliamentary representative, with a great responsibility and whose mandate it is my obligation to fulfil,” said Nisbett, a career lawyer.
“My allegiance remains with them. My unblemished record over the last eighteen years in politics is a testament to selfless service that I have given to my country and the people. My service as a former Attorney General and Minister in the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has never been clouded and or tainted with any scandal of bribery or any attempt to betray the loyalty and confidence reposed in me by my beloved constituents,” the proud Nevisian parliamentarian boasted.
He pointed out that from his experience, whenever an election is imminent there are those who would seek to circulate rumours to discredit honourable men.
“It seems as if in a short time, I may once again have to call upon you my beloved constituents to renew our mandate at the Federal level. I wish to close by thanking the people of Nevis, and my constituents above all else, for your unwavering support and faith in me and offer the firm commitment that I will continue to champion your cause and maintain your interests as my preeminent priority,” said Nisbett, who added:
“Patrice Nisbett is not for sale and those who generate and spread fake news will be called upon to pay the consequences of their actions. I will continue to serve in the interest of the people with the aim of peace, progress and prosperity for all. I thank you.”
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