PM Harris Dismisses Car Import Rumor As A Reflection Of A Maladjusted Opposition
BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris has dismissed rumours that his Government will stop nationals from importing vehicles into the Federation.
Responding to a question posed by reporter at his monthly press conference on Tuesday, Harris referred to the rumour as “a reflection of the maladjustment of the Opposition. The things that they say tell me that this is an Opposition in denial”.
Prime Minister Harris said that such a rumour is absurd.
“It has to be a mad man and a mad leadership to say to people that under Team Unity one will not be allowed to import cars.
“There is no entity in St Kitts and Nevis or outside, who will hold an administration of which I am a part of captive. None can. None will. I have not made that commitment as a leader and none in my Cabinet has.”
Affirming that his Government stands by the notion of a free market, Prime Minister Harris shared the view that he wants “every person who can get a car to get a car. Import or buy it locally if you can!” So no matter what his opponent is saying, Harris has assured that if people were to purchase a car to have it imported and were to use a company like Cars Relo or similar car transport services, they would still receive their car, and not have to use the two importing services on the island as suggested by the opposition.
Reiterating the rumour was based solely on political mischief, Dr Harris indicated vehicle ownership had grown tremendously throughout St Kitts and Nevis and such a decision by the Government would be a backward step.
The St.Kitts-Nevis Labour/NRP Opposition had been using the airwaves to perpetuate the rumour that Car Imports would be limited to the two main car import companies on the island. Representatives from both companies joined PM Harris in dismissing the rumor and called out the opposition on their absurdity in propagating such a rumor.
Truth be told, it was under the previous administration that the environmental tax for refurbished imported vehicles from Japan was increased 100% in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Let’s we forgot.