St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris is reportedly continuing to lean more heavily on Russian-born Maria Labova who was recently at the center of a viral “beach controversy” in Nevis recently.
In action that got the attention of the international media, a video pertaining to show Labova, lying on the beach trying to get in the way of some children having fun.
It appears that the sight of local children having fun annoyed the lady in the video – and she tried to create a controversy by falling on her back in their direct path.
It is a scene that some commentators said had racist overtones, and has been widely condemned by many.
Labova has acquired St Kitts citizenship, and she is believed to be one of the top finances of Harri’s effort to get a third term.
She once operated the Mill Coffee Place at the roundabout closest to Marriott. She did a brief consultancy for the NIA for about 6 months on a new platform for our NIPA website which ended in December 2020.
News that she is also now being proposed to become a Honorary Consul for Russia to St Kitts – the move coming at a time Russia is being increasingly diplomatically isolate because of its illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Labova is known to be very cozy with the Prime Minister and has seen with him at public functions in the past.