At least one Caribbean Prime Minister has spoken out on the motion of no confidence impasse in St. Kitts and Nevis. Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has called for a speedy resolution to the situation in St. Kitts and Nevis, having been a victim to a similar situation in Grenada while he was in opposition. PM Mitchell was addressing Vincentian journalist Jerry George in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this week after attending the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting. “It is well known the position that I took with respect to the former government in Grenada headed by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas when they closed the parliament of the country,”Dr Mitchell said. “I am against the whole concept of the closure of parliament as a fundamental principle and I would express that to all my friends,”he added. Mitchell’s comments come in light of protest actions in St. Vincent by leader of St. Kitts’ People’s Labour Party leader Dr. Timothy Harris, People’s Action Movement (PAM) leader Shawn Richards and the opposition leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arnhim Eustace to picket the CARICOM meeting. They aimed to get CARICOM to comment on or condemn St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas for not allowing the 15 month old motion of no confidence in his government to be debated in parliament. This, despite a court ruling last month that said that there was no impediment for the Speaker of the House Curtis Martin to table the motion of no confidence. In September 2012, then Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas prorogued parliament for six months thus evading a motion of no confidence filed on his government. The St. Kitts Nevis situation is slightly different in that the parliament continues to meet and conduct regular business despite the Dr. Denzil Douglas administration no longer enjoying majority support of elected MPs. Prime Minister Mitchell is of the view the matter should be resolved quickly in the interest of democracy. “So certainly we hope that the situation in St Kitts can be resolved very quickly, and that there could, there should be a resolution of the matter either by the allowance of the vote of no confidence in the parliament, urgently so, or the calling of a general election,”Prime Minister Mitchell said. This he considers to be ‘the general view of most of the persons who support and adhere to the principle of parliamentary democratic systems”. Interestingly, Prime Minister Mitchell admitted to having given Dr Douglas some friendly advice relating to the St Kitts situation. “Dougie has been a friend for a long time. I think people would have expressed privately to him their own personal view of what is happening and how the situation in St. Kitts is being perceived but as I said over and over, this is a matter for St. Kitts and the government and the opposition to resolve. What I have certainly done is give my own view as far as the parliamentary system is concerned and the need for giving teeth to the system,”Mitchell said.