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NRP Leader: "Court Judgment against Minister and Ambassador brings shame on federation." 

November 22, 2019

Charlestown, Nevis (November 26, 2019)- Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Mr. Robelto Hector said on Tuesday’s program “Issues”, on Freedom FM that it is important that the St. Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister, Hon. Timothy Harris address residents of the Federation on a recent court judgment against two of his colleagues.  

In the recent Tanzania Tobin Tanzil case, which included Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant and Ambassador, Jonel Powell, Tanzania filed a claim against Grant and Powell, alleging a breach of trust, a breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account for the misappropriation of US$460,000 that belonged to Mr. Tanzil.  

“The Prime Minister need to say something, do something, suspend someone on the matter so that the people of the Federation can feel a restored confidence that they once had in government”, said Mr. Hector.    

In addition, Mr. Hector also talked about the embattled Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Mark Brantley who went on radio during his “On the Mark” program  and defended his two colleagues and “cursed” the judge in the case.   

“He (Brantley) as a lawyer said he like to fight under the clock and that is where they (Tanzil) took his colleagues/client… under the clock. His (Brantley) only interest now is to defend them as they are Brantley’s political buddies, they helped Brantley sign the airport deal in Nevis and now you (Daniel, Brantley and Associates) are representing them,” stated Hector.   

Meanwhile Mr. Hector showed his disgust with the numerous frivolous government cases that are taking place in the courthouses in St. Kitts and Nevis which the government has had a losing streak with and money is continuously coming out of the treasury to pay lawyers, injured parties and court costs. 

The NRP Leader also revealed during the show that the lawyer in the recent “Mathew McMillian” (Drone case) wanted to simply settle out of court but the government refused even though “they knew they would not win the case.  Yet, they proceeded to go to court because they (government) were dealing with the public purse.” 

Mr. Hector concluded by asking the listeners to the program to; “open their eyes “and he went on to say, “There is a criminal enterprise taking place in the Federation and we ought to stop it and stop it now!”