I am afraid that many Nevisians are not very conversant with the functional aspects of the word “Parliament”because it is rarely used in every day parlance. But if the word “House”is used, they would immediately latch on to the full significance of the word. The two words – Parliament and House are therefore acceptably interchangeable here in Nevis for our purposes. To put it simply, and to use some of the dictionary definitions, I would like to quote a few of the explanations that I have stumbled across:-The Concise Oxford Dictionary states: – “Parliament in the UK is the highest legislature consisting of the Sovereign , the House of Lords , and the House of Common s. Secondly, it stated that: – parliament is also the members of the legislature for a particular period, especially between one dissolution and the next; and thirdly, parliament is also a similar legislature in other nations and states. Collins English Dictionary defined “Parliament”as the highest law-making authority in Britain, consisting of the House of Commons , the House of Lords and the sovereign . Secondly, the dictionary stated that it is the equivalent law-making authority in another country. Those of us who have travelled not only to far- away places, but perhaps to other countries on our door steps, would have observed that some of the parliaments are user-friendly and do not enact laws that are either draconian, terribly oppressive, and manifestly unfair, but are there to promote the welfare of all of their citizens. One must realise that in this modern world, society must be sufficiently organised in order for its members to extract maximum benefits from their environments. We therefore see the urgent necessity for the development of organised and functional communities. The driving forces that create the successful development must emanate from a central body of prominent individuals who have acquired the special guiding skills and knowledge based on the theory of organisation. The prominent individuals who are not particularly different from other members of society would be charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the state or country in which they live. They must be honest, people – centred, and not possessed with malice or hatred for any sector of the states’ citizens. We now know that parliament is a Law – making body. We also know that in the case of the United Kingdom, there are three constitutive elements that are charged with the special responsibility of making laws, but the House of Commons and The House of Lords comprise the main legislative chambers. The Sovereign (Queen in Parliament) forms the third element. We also know that in other countries there is only one legislative chamber. Even before Legislative problems arose in constitutional law, jurists could have foreseen chaos and confusion arising out of countries that maintained one legislative chamber. That kind of Parliament in which there is only one legislative chamber becomes the breeding grounds for puppet dictators . The dictators reign supreme because invariably in some cases, they command the working majority in the House and would therefore be apparently successful with their proposed legislative bills. So far, we have had a cursory glimpse of the structure of the parliamentary system in the UK where there are two legislative chambers. But we have not looked at a country where there is a semblance of one legislative chamber as is the case of the Pseudo Federation of St Kitts And Nevis. The situation in St Kitts & Nevis is pretty unique; it not only has elected representatives in it, but also nominated members who possess the designated names as ‘senators.”In a bid to make the composition of the Pseudo Federal Parliament more complicated, the non-elected senators were nominated by the St Kitts ruling political party. They vote on certain issues and are barred from voting on other issues. There are no nominated Nevisian Senators sitting in the Pseudo Federal Parliament. They are constitutionally excluded. This has created an unfair and an unbalanced representation in the House. But there are compelling biased reasons for the exclusion of Nevisian senators from the Pseudo Federal Parliament. The reasons were originally conceived, applied, and maintained by the PAM ruling political party and later approved, modified, and strictly followed by the Labour Party. The NRP that was then in coalition with PAM, had no say in the formulation of this tangled morass that currently exists in our parliament. It is there to plague us indefinitely until someone bites the bullet and reform the house to attract the status of an acceptable unicameral parliament. If we were to get back on track, we would have learnt that there are basically two recognised types of Legislative chambers and they are identified as: – Unicameral, and Bicameral. Unicameral system operates in countries where there is one legislative chamber. Such countries include: – Dominica, St Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, and Israel just to name a few. The common thread that runs through unicameralism is that the countries concerned are usually very small and exist as unitary states. Bicameral system is composed essentially of two legislative chambers: one is called the lower house , and the other the upper house. This system operates in such countries as: – Russia, Slovenia, Australia, South Africa and the USA. Bicameralism is associated with Federalism. No one knows to any degree of certainty, how many legislative chambers a country should have. It is left almost entirely into the hands of the ruling political parties to make constitutional decisions on that issue and to present cogent reasons in a referendum for their choices. From a historical point of view, the unicameral chamber seems to be the most popular, and it is certainly the one most favourable to dictators and the creation of authoritarian states. However, the firm decisions for the choice of the unicameral system are based on the reasons that are advanced for their choices. The hall marks of unicameral legislatures are found in small countries where the inhabitants form themselves into small, unified groups. It is vitally necessary for the inhabitants of every country to have a working knowledge of the constitutions of their countries. If anything goes wrong with the political operations of their countries, it is important for them to check the relevant sections of the constitutions governing their countries to determine :- (a) the kind of constitution that governs the country whether it contains unicameral or bicameral provisions (b) which section that was breached and (c) what remedies are available for the breach. One expects man made, political crises to be created in small societies similar to St Kitts and Nevis that has a Prime Minister imbued with megalomania. Such heightened feelings of grandeur have reached their most elevated levels now that the Prime Minister is under maximum political pressure, not only from the opposing political parties, but also from a sizeable section of the population. He is pretty close to breaking point, and is desperately and urgently looking for a way out to relieve the political pressures. For him, anything goes. It is imminent now that because of the nerve-racking turmoil that has engulfed the state of St Kitts & Nevis, there must be a complete change in the constitution of the failed state. It is imperative that Nevisians have to be careful with their preferred choice of a political system that they will have to make for an Independent Nevis. This might be their last chance to remedy the matter, and it has to be the right one.