Monday, 10th March 2014, saw an historic coming together of people in CARICOM at a time when those in leadership at the regional level appear, for the most part, bemused and without resolve on the single biggest issue facing them at this time. What do they do about a rogue colleague in a member state who, for the past fifteen months, has violated Article XVII of the CARICOM Charter of Civil Society Article XVII which deals with good governance? As they gathered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the 25th Intercessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), members of the Opposition in St. Kitts and Nevis, headed by TEAM UNITY Leader Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris and the New Democratic Party in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, headed by Opposition Leader the Hon. Arnhim Eustace, joined together and took a fighting position against creeping dictatorial rule in St. Kitts and Nevis. They sounded a loud and clear warning to the people of this region about the threat to democracy in all member states. The message was unambiguous…should the Heads of Government ignore, at this critical time, their single biggest responsibility to the people of CARICOM, not only will we lose much of our hard-earned rights and freedoms but there exists threats to the fundamentals of rule of law, social stability and economic development in the region. In an epic speech delivered at the opening of a joint press conference held in close proximity to the CARICOM Heads meeting, Dr. Harris told the people of the region that all is not well in our country. He asked whether the people of St. Kitts and Nevis are less desiring and less deserving of freedom and justice than the rest of our CARICOM neighbours. He stated clearly, “under Dr. Denzil Douglas, we are experiencing a vicious, calculated and deliberately provocative attack on good governance, the rule of law and democracy.”Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, had a lengthy side chat with Prime Minister Douglas during the Heads Conference and in a press interview after he was asked about it. Here is what he said, “Certainly we hope the situation in St. Kitts and Nevis can be resolved very quickly and that there should be a resolution of the matter either by the allowance of the vote of no confidence in the Parliament or the calling of general elections. And I am sure that that is the general view of most of persons who support and adhere to the principle of parliamentary democratic systems. That is Grenada’s position, that is my own position.”Dr. Mitchell suggested the parliament in St. Kitts and Nevis ‘should meet and that a resolution of the matter need to be dealt with urgently so that the region continues to hold strong to the principle of parliamentary democratic system.”Did CARICOM Heads finally get it? Were they impacted by the regional cries of “hypocrisy”, having refused to make any public statement on the wrongs being perpetrated on the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, a member state, for the past fifteen months by Denzil Douglas, whilst hurriedly condemning injustices in Venezuela and Ukraine, countries that do not share our heritage and culture? Did the Heads get uncomfortable sitting in a room with a man who does not support democratic values and principles; who oppresses his own people; who distorts the constitution for his own benefit; who shows scant regard for the rule of law; who refuses to have a motion of no confidence heard for fifteen months and will not ask the Governor General to dissolve parliament so that the people can go to the polls and elect a government of their choice? Albert Einstein once said, “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”Whilst we welcome the statement by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, he made it very clear that his pronouncement reflects the position of Grenada only. And so, CARICOM now needs to make an official statement on the political situation in St. Kitts and Nevis and it must be done without delay.